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Operations Trainee

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Hamilton, ON, CA, L8N 3K7

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 Hamilton team and participate in a comprehensive trainee program. The successful candidate will be exposed to the day to day running of Bunge facilities located in Hamilton in the areas of manufacturing, maintenance and engineering over an 18 to 24 month period. As a trainee you will develop the skills and knowledge to provide a foundation in all aspects of operational management that includes supervision, engineering, maintenance and safety management.

At the completion of the training program the trainee will be placed into a full time position that complements both the needs of the company and the trainee’s strengths.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in the day-to-day running of a Bunge facility in a supervisory role. Skills developed will include people management (leadership skills), effective communication techniques, production scheduling, inventory management, and purchasing.
  • 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. Trainees will be provided competent person training.
  • Learn QMS (Quality Management System), statistical process control, laboratory analysis, customer complaint investigation, customer focus and internal auditing.
  • Learn facility maintenance that includes planning, work order system, preventive maintenance, part inventory and supervision.
  • Participate in facility engineering and construction projects. Trainees will learn to evaluate equipment operations and efficiencies, and coordinate the work of outside contractors. Complete project appropriation requests that include all the background information, justification for the project, employee safety as well as food safety and environmental requirements. Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.
  • Participate in projects to sustain productivity, cost and efficiency gains

Skills/Experience Requirements

  • The trainee program is available to recent graduates or supervisors/engineers with 1-5 years’ experience.
  • University Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Science or College Diploma in Engineering Technology.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization. Must possess strong communication skills to foster and sustain excellent relations with other departments, peers and co-workers.
  • Proficient computer skills & software knowledge, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity and change.
  • Must be a self-starter, well organized, goal oriented and be an excellent problem solver.
  • Unrestricted cross-border mobility.​​​​​​​

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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