Process Engineer Intern (Summer 2022) - North Charleston

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Process Engineer Intern (Summer 2022) - North Charleston

North Charleston, SC
  • Responsibilities

    We are seeking a motivated student to hire for our Process Engineering Internship opportunity. You will be responsible for completing several small process engineering projects. You will also be applying concepts learned in engineering and engineering-related classes to applications in the field. Submission for funding of projects as well as project status reports will be required.

    As the Process Engineering Intern, your responsibilities will include:

    • Being responsible for personal safety as well as the safety of any contractors working on projects with a goal of completing projects with zero safety or environmental incidents
    • Attending daily leadership team meetings and monthly safety meetings
    • Managing small capital projects for concept, design, estimating, proposal submittal, purchasing, installation, start-up, commissioning, documentation, training, and closure while continuously supporting improvements and initiatives to better the projects
    • Identifying growth and cost savings projects to give directly to the productivity and costs associated with manufacturing
    • Building an environment conducive to teamwork with other specialists and employees
    • Being able to produce and give effective presentations
    • The Process Engineer Intern position is well suited for you if you:
    • Are well-organized with leadership potential and have good communication, by having the ability to effect change through persuasion and reason and deal with ambiguity
    • Have proven the ability to work as a team member with a variety of people at all levels within the organization
    • Ability to deliver results in a very significant and energizing environment through multi-tasking, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and having an analytical mind
    • Are a self-starter with a strong work ethic that values high levels of integrity and authenticity with a dedicated and creative personality that wants to succeed
    • Reliable transportation required to get to and from facility each work day
    • Willing to travel for week at a time to other Ingredion sites.

    Qualified candidates will have:

    • Progress towards a Bachelor’s degree program in Chemical Engineering with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 preferred
    • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term
    • Ability to learn/understand the potato or corn wet milling process, and the systems and principals involved in its operation
    • Ability to tackle problems, identify improvement opportunities, implement action plans and follow-up to ensure results
    • Strong communication skills, with the ability to present technical information and prepare concisely written reports
    • Proven analytical problem solving, multi-tasking, and time management skills
    • Experience with PC Applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Reliable transportation required to get to and from facility each work day
    • Willing to travel for week at a time to other Ingredion sites.

    To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

    Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT. Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor’s Degree Program. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior. If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.

  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
  • About Us

    Ingredion is a leading global ingredients solutions company. We make sweeteners, starches, nutrition ingredients and biomaterials that are used by customers in everyday products from foods and beverages to paper and pharmaceuticals.

    We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into ingredients that make crackers crunchy, candy sweet, yogurt creamy, lotions and creams silky, plastics biodegradable and tissues softer and stronger. Our innovative ingredient solutions help customers stay on trend with simple ingredients and gluten-free or high-fiber foods that appeal to today's consumers.

    Grounded in our values of Care First, Be Preferred, Everyone Belongs, Innovate Boldly and Owner's Mindset, we employ approximately 11,000 employees around the world. Our customers operate in more than 120 countries and represent 60 diverse sectors, including food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries.