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Production Management Engineer Full-Time 2019

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Production Management Engineer Full-Time 2019 Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture, and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think, and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Production Management Engineer Position:

Starting your career as a Production Management Engineer, you will work in one of our many rural plants, located in communities across the United States. There, you will participate in a fast-paced, hands-on plant management team as a supervisor of a production department or an engineering project with responsibilities for work process and supervision.

Principal Accountabilities:

Production management engineers begin their careers at Cargill in many different roles within our diverse businesses including: Agricultural Supply Chain North America, Cocoa and Chocolate, Deicing Technology, Global Edible Oil Solutions North America, Industrial Specialties, Protein, Salt, Starches and Sweeteners North America, and Texturizing Solutions.


Production Management Engineers

- Manage people, process, and input/product in a plant environment. They will be involved in day-to-day direct supervision of operators and production activities and participate in daily production management meetings. Engineers must be able to comprehend, administer, and manage all aspects of government regulations and Cargill compliance programs including environmental, health, safety, maintenance, and housekeeping. Production Management Engineers typically manage teams of production employees within the first two years of their careers and have responsibility for hiring, scheduling, motivating, and handling employee relation issues. They will also be involved in process optimization, equipment and process reliability, and may manage capital projects.

+ Process / Project Engineers - Responsible for business case development, vendor selection, budget management, and project management responsibilities for major projects and improvements involving process optimization, safety, quality, infrastructure, and energy use. They have heavy involvement with various innovation processes, idea generation systems, and reliability centered design, and they help implement technical initiatives driven from global Process Development Groups, Centers of Excellence, and Research & Development.


Reliability Engineers

- Possess a blend of technical and process knowledge and apply that knowledge to increasing the plant’s process and equipment reliability. Reliability engineers are responsible for identifying waste and inefficiency and applying continuous improvement tools such as: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), 5S, and 5-Why.


+ The plant environment is team-oriented, fast-paced, and hands-on.

+ Cargill's environment will focus on employee engagement, inclusion, and innovation.

+ Cargill plants are industrial/processing environments.

+ This job involves physical activity that generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions, or exposures (e.g. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.).

Job Locations:

+ Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation.

Associate Program Benefits:

+ Relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

+ Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits package.

+ Tuition reimbursement to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.

+ Access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.


Required Qualifications:

+ Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural, biological systems, chemical, electrical, mechanical, mining, or other engineering discipline.

+ Degree completed between summer 2018 and summer 2019.

+ Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

+ Must be open to relocation.

+ Must be willing to work first, second, and third shifts.

+ Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations.

Desired Qualifications:

+ Previous plant, production, co-op, or intern experience preferred.

+ Overall 2.7 GPA preferred.

+ Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties.

+ Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

+ Demonstrated leadership skills and experience. Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.



Primary Location

United States

Other Locations

US-MI-Hersey, US-PA-Mount Joy, US-IA-Fort Dodge, US-CA-Fresno, US-NE-Schuyler, US-IN-Hammond, US-CA-Newark, US-IA-Eddyville, US-MD-White Marsh, US-WI-Milwaukee, US-AR-Springdale, US-PA-Hazleton, US-ND-West Fargo, US-IA-Sioux City, US-TX-Dalhart, US-ND-Wahpeton, US-KS-Dodge City, US-NC-Fayetteville, US-NC-Charlotte, US-CO-Fort Morgan, US-IN-Indianapolis, US-TX-Friona, US-IA-Des Moines, US-IA-Cedar Rapids, US-OH-Akron, US-UT-Timpie, US-KS-Hutchinson, US-OH-Dayton, US-NY-Watkins Glen, US-NY-Lansing

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At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill’s long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. 

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

U.S. Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
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Canada Employment Resources: Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.
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