Cargill Environmental, Health and Safety Management Co-op 2019 in Hammond, Indiana

Environmental, Health and Safety Management Co-op 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.


Co-ops at Cargill:

Imagine an opportunity where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. Co-ops are 7-8 months long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse programs in the industry. During the co-op, you will tackle real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. You will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce.

Environmental, Health and Safety Management Co-op:

As an environmental, health and safety management co-op, you will gain exposure to the development and implementation elements of our overall safety and/or environmental management systems that satisfy both internal and external requirements. You will be exposed to evaluation of trends, root cause analysis, the development/implementation of basic safety/ergonomics/EHS/environmental programs, departmental safety meetings, compliance activities and corporate responsibility activities. You may interact with all levels of employees from production workers to top location and business leadership.


This role involves physical activity in agricultural, food and feed processing environments, 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 more than 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (e.g. heat, cold, dust).

Potential Business Areas: Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate; Cargill Salt; Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers

Co-op Programming:

  • Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to co-ops who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Co-ops are paid and are 7-8 months in duration.

  • Day-to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the co-op.

  • Attend an event held at headquarters designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns and co-ops from across the U.S.

  • Co-ops who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.

Job Locations:

  • Various locations—must be open to relocation

  • Plant setting


Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work 40 hours per week at the plant site for 7-8 months (January-August 2019 OR May-December 2019)

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited program in engineering, ergonomics/human factors, occupational safety, environmental sciences, fire safety or a safety-related degree graduating between December 2019 and August 2021

  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for a co-op opportunity anywhere in the U.S.

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall GPA 3.0 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

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location US-WI-Milwaukee

Other Locations US-IA-Cedar Rapids, US-IA-Fort Dodge, United States, US-KS-Hutchinson, US-IN-Hammond, US-NE-Blair, US-IA-Eddyville

Req ID: UNI05557