Process Engineering Co-Op (Spring/Summer 2022) - Bedford Park, IL

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Process Engineering Co-Op (Spring/Summer 2022) - Bedford Park, IL

Bedford Park, IL
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Ingredion has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated student to join the Ingredion Process Engineering group as a Co-Op. In this position, you will partner with senior engineers and managers to monitor process conditions, provide engineering support, implement process improvements, and assist in meeting safety, quality, production, and cost goals. You will be responsible for applying concepts learned in engineering and engineering-related classes to applications in the field.

    As the Process Engineer Co-Op, your responsibilities will include:

    • Providing technical support to maintenance and operations groups including, process studies, troubleshooting, process optimization, and maintenance of historical data to identify, monitor and control key operating parameters
    • Working on capital permits, projects, and engineering studies as assigned to support plant goals
    • Managing projects of up to $50k and duration of 1-2 years in compliance with Ingredion’s ethics, safety, and engineering standards
    • Conducting process training and ensuring documentation is up to date when projects are completed
    • Providing technical support to the plant safety professional on facility safety initiatives when designing and/or redesigning work processes to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses
    • Keeping current in discipline, assessing new technologies and ideas, developing, evaluating, and seeking approval for new concepts to improve the efficiency and the capability of the process

    The Process Engineer Co-op position is well suited for you if you:

    • Can work effectively in a team environment, build consensus, and nurture relationships across levels and functions
    • Demonstrate a degree of sound judgment, resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation in problem-solving
    • 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
    • Are well-organized with leadership potential and have good communication
  • Qualifications

    Qualified Candidates will have:

    • Progress towards a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 preferred
    • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the term (January 2022 – August 2022)
    • Reliable transportation to get to and from the Ingredion Facility on a daily basis
    • Ability to learn/understand the 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

    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.

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  • Industry
    Food and Beverages
  • About Us

    Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With 2019 annual net sales of more than $6 billion, the Company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. With Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company co-creates with customers and fulfills its purpose of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together to make life better.