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Engineer Trainee

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Decatur, IN, US, 46733

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Bunge North America (BNA) has a unique opportunity for individuals to join the BNA team and participate in a comprehensive training program designed to give an understanding of the operations and processes of Bunge’s value chain. Over an eighteen to twenty-four month time frame, successful candidates will receive regionally based cross functional exposure to a number of processes and practices while performing various and diverse operational functions. Trainees will develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide a solid foundation for future opportunities in all aspects of operational processes.

Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will be placed into a full time position (Crush supervisor, refined oil Supervisor, Maintenance manager, Safety coordinator, etc.) that complements both the needs of the company and the employee’s strengths.


Essential Functions

  • Trainees will actively demonstrate their understanding of the principles surrounding Bunge’s safety policies and practices and will fully involve themselves in active support and dissemination of those policies and practices.
  • Trainees will participate fully in the day to day physical operation of a Bunge facility to gain understanding and mastery of fundamental operations and processes.
  • Operations and processes trainees will be expected to master include safely and efficiently loading and unloading raw materials and products, preparation of raw materials for crush or milling, solvent extraction, refining or milling of crush or extraction products, and the practices and techniques needed to safely and efficiently maintain facilities.
  • Trainees will, from time to time, demonstrate their level of understanding by responding to verbal or written inquiries from supervisors and corporate personnel.
  • Trainees may for a period of time be required to travel to other Bunge locations for instructional purposes and to meet business needs
  • Assist location and corporate staff in evaluating changing operational conditions and communicate findings to appropriate personnel in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, customers, and co-workers.  


Skill/Experience Requirements

  • Engineering, Technical, Ag Mechanization or similar degree
  • Good problem solving skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity, and constant change
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be well organized, goal oriented and self-directed
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in standard PC applications
  • Standard work hours 8 AM - 5 PM subject to adjustment as required by assignment
  • Willingness to relocate for future growth opportunities is 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, 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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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