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Food Technology Fall Co-Op 2014-SID00538 - Sidney, OH



Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at



Position Objective:

The Technology function at Cargill will provide students with a career interest and a food related academic background, the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a business environment. The co-op program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and work with Cargill business units/function to provide solutions to customers. Co-ops will typically be ‘applications’ oriented, i.e. applying lab or pilot work on customer finished food systems. Such applications work is typically done to meet a customer need and to support development of a new Cargill ingredient or product.  


Principal Accountabilities:

You will be assigned to multiple projects that will be substantive in nature and will create exposure to a variety of work activities. Co-ops  will have the opportunity to:

Work in a fast paced environment with a focus on product development

Participate in networking, mentoring relationships and building professional development

Learn multiple Ingredient functionality in new development of dressings and sauces

Gain experience in new product commercialization from lab benchtop to full production

Receive periodic and candid feedback on job performance.



Co-ops  are typically 4 months in duration. Cargill expects that its co-ops will present a win/win scenario for the co-op and itself, with the potential for subsequent full-time employment of the co-op where job availability, fit, and co-op performance align.


Job Locations:

Sidney, Ohio



Required Qualifications:

Currently pursuing or have earned a B.A., B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related science or engineering degree

Must be available to work full time from September 2014 – December 2014

Must be open to relocation to Sidney, OH

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


Desired Qualifications:

Overall GPA 3.0 preferred

Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities

Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making

Strong leadership and technical skills

Demonstrated ability of collaboration, communication, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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