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Engineering Assistant-Co-op

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Altona, MB, CA, R0G 0B0

Company: Bunge

Bunge (<https:"">, NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oil seed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge's expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve in over 60 countries. The company is headquartered in New York and has 31,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 360 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain silos, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

Bunge is offering a unique opportunity for an individual to join the Altona team and participate in a

comprehensive co-op program. The successful candidate will be exposed to the day to day running of a

Bunge facility in the areas of manufacturing, maintenance and engineering over a 8-month period. As a

coop student you will develop the skills and knowledge to provide a foundation in all aspects of

operational management that includes engineering, maintenance and safety management.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the day-to-day running of a Bunge facility. Skills developed may include people management (leadership skills), effective communication techniques and project management.
  • Learn safe operating practices and work to maintain and improve facility safety to support the company and division safety goals and initiatives. Conduct facility safety meetings, root cause analysis and understand all accident/incident handling procedures.
  • Manage their own engineering projects, including conceptualization, feasibility analysis, organization of resources and implementation.
  • Support the Engineering, Production and Maintenance department through equipment and process investigations. Students will communicate findings and recommendations to facility management.
  • Specific projects include: conveyor capacity study, critical equipment failures, preventative maintenance programs and identification of improvements

Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Technologist Certificate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of an organization. Must foster and sustain excellent relations with other departments, peers and co-workers.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Experience with project management software is an asset.
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity and change.
  • Must be a self-directed individual, well organized, goal oriented and an excellent problem solver.
  • Must be eager to utilize the experience to take on more roles/tasks if time permits.
  • A safety-oriented mindset is an asset. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a commitment to safety at school, work, or at home.


Work hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week plus overtime when required

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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