Engineering R&D Intern
Cargill - Hopkins, MN

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The Engineering Research and Development (EngRD) function at Cargill will provide students with a graduate engineering background, the opportunity to apply knowledge in an industrial setting. The internship program is designed to provide students with appropriate projects that mimic actual activities conducted with the EngRD Engineering Based Numerical Analysis group.
The EngRD function is one of Cargill's corporate research groups based in Minneapolis, MN. This is a fast-paced, growing area within Cargill, and impacts the full range of Cargill's operations - from grain and oilseed processing to renewable polymers and novel food ingredients.
Our scope includes projects from conception through process definition and plant start up to optimization of operating facilities for both Cargill and our customers. We have a diverse range of talents in the simulation space with expertise in advanced control, process simulation, linear programming, computational fluid dynamics, statistics, numerical methods, and more.

We are looking for additional highly skilled engineers who are enthusiastic about tackling non-traditional simulation, control and data analysis projects.

Principal Accountabilities:
You will be assigned to one or two core projects that will be substantive in nature. You will be the primary technical contributor for modeling work on the project, with leadership support from the PS TDC team. Interns will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain immediate hands on work experience in one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies
  • Receive periodic and candid feedback on job performance

Internships target a 12 weeks in duration. Summer is preferred for candidate and Cargill because there are a large number of interns and intern activities in the Minneapolis area. However, other periods are possible by exception.

Job Locations:
  • Hopkins, MN
Required Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D in Chemical Engineering or related field Demonstrated facility with applied computing (e.g. Chemical Engineering simulation packages or programming languages such as Fortran, Visual Basic or C)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team and communicate with both technical and non-technical people
  • Must be open to relocation

Desired Qualifications: .
  • Previous experience/education with conceptual design and/or optimization of chemical manufacturing processes
  • Broad understanding of process equipment and component physical properties
  • Project experience based on Process Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Process Control, or Applied Statistics
  • 3.0 GPA preferred
  • Entering final year of graduate program
Cargill is an EEO/AA employer. Job Research and Development Primary Location US-MN-Hopkins