Production Management Engineer (Start Date of Summer 2013)
Cargill - Eddyville, IA

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Production Management Engineer (Start Date of May 2013)

Position Objective:
Starting your career as a Production Management Engineer, you'll work in one of our many rural plants located in communities across the United States with a potential start date of Summer 2013. There, you'll participate on 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 business units including: Cocoa & Chocolate; Corn Milling; Deicing Technology; Dressings, Sauces & Oils; Dry Corn Ingredients; Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain; Horizon Milling, LLC (Flour); Salt; and Texturizing Solutions. These roles include one of the following:

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 optimization of the process 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 they help implement technical initiatives driven from global Process Development and Research & Development.
Maintenance & Reliability (M&R) Engineers

  • Possess a blend of technical and process knowledge. M&R engineers are responsible for identifying and correcting maintenance practices which will increase the plant's reliability and efficiency through following the maintenance model and performing reliability projects: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
The plant environment is team oriented, fast paced, and hands-on.

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

Cargill plants are industrial/processing environments.

This job involves physical activity which 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 (i.e.- heat, cold, grain dust, etc.).

Job Locations:
Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation.


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural, Electrical, Mining Engineering, Milling Science or other Engineering discipline.

Degree completed by Summer 2013.

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.

Desired Qualifications:
Related intern or co-op experience.

Overall 3.0 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.

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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