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Reliability Engineering Intern or Co-Op

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Reliability Engineering Intern or Co-Op

Winston Salem, NC
+5 locations
Indianapolis, IN
Cedar Rapids, IA
Bedford Park, IL
South Sioux City, NE
North Kansas City, MO
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    We are hiring a Reliability Engineering Intern or Co-Op to join our team during the summer of 2021.

    You will help Ingredion drive improvements in the performance of maintenance processes by facilitating maintenance/reliability initiatives, executing projects to improve reliability and efficiency, and providing leadership and technical direction within the maintenance function.

    As a Reliability Engineering Intern or Co-Op, your responsibilities will include:

    • Working with the operations team on a daily basis to learn and understand how the plant operates
    • Involvement with researching and design of projects
    • Driving the continuous improvement of maintenance systems through development of criticality-based equipment strategies and route development including preventative maintenance, condition monitoring, and lubrication
    • Providing technical maintenance support to the units
    • Working with the team to help lead reliability data analysis efforts
    • Identification prioritization of critical equipment
    • Facilitating and supporting root cause problem elimination (RCPE) sessions
    • Working with maintenance planners to provide input to planning schedule
    • Evaluating and providing recommendations for PM Optimization

    The Reliability Engineering Intern or Co-Op position is well-suited for you if you have:

    • 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
  • Qualifications
    • Progress towards a Bachelor’s degree program in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 preferred
    • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term or during the spring/fall co-op term
    • Ability to learn/understand the corn wet milling process, and the systems and principals involved in its operation
    • Familiarity with maintenance processes and Preventative Maintenance optimization
    • Strong data analytics and Excel use
    • Knowledge of SAP a plus, as it pertains to maintenance and operations
    • 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.

  • 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.