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Cargill Electrical Engineer Full Time 2024 - Multiple U.S. Locations in Blair, Nebraska

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Your Role:

Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose.

What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to take on tomorrow's greatest challenges. And that's just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world and connect with something greater.

Electrical Engineer Position:

Starting your career, you will work in one of our many production facilities located in communities across the United States. There, you will lead production or maintenance employees, project teams, contractors or technical operations teams executing on critical initiatives and projects in a fast-paced, production environment. Although business processes vary, the design of the Electrical Engineer role is to provide appropriate exposure to the people management and technical aspects of engineering.

Your Work:

Electrical Engineer Position at Cargill Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturizing Solutions

  • Cargill is looking for Electrical Engineers to join our Electrical Hub teams at several location across the United States.

  • Electrical Engineers will be primarily focused on the electrical power system equipment as well as implementation and management of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Engineering Principles and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

  • This position is responsible for executing Electrical Capital projects as well as Electrical solutions in support of capital projects

  • Examples of Electrical Capital projects include:

  • Plant production expansions – adding Electric motors and motor control centers (MCC’s)

  • Electrical Power equipment Upgrades like Transformers, Distribution Switches & Breakers, etc.

  • Power Factor Correction – Energy Savings

  • Arc Flash Reduction

  • Replacement of obsolete equipment with newer technology

  • From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill.

  • As a Cargill Electrical Engineer, you will participate in a plant environment that is team oriented and fast-paced learning atmosphere where you will be interacting with cross functional groups such as Operation Supervisors, Process Engineers, Project Engineers and contractors.

  • Electrical Engineers at Cargill will get exposure to the plant Distributed Control System (DCS), Automation as well as Process Control Instrumentation

Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturizing Solutions

  • Cargill is a leading producer of fructose and high fructose corn syrup.

  • We produce dextrose, sucrose, citric acid and specialty starches – used in food, confectionary, brewing, and pharm.

  • Cargill Texturizing Solutions is a leading supplier of gelling and thickening agents as well as emulsifiers, focusing on supplying the global food and beverage industries. Texturizing Solutions offers specific solutions for improving stability, texture, consistency and shelf life in multiple food applications, based on a wide palette of ingredients including hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, lecithin, cultures, starches and soy flours.

  • Cargill also produces animal feed that ranges from cattle feed to fish food.


  • The plant environment is team-oriented, fast-paced, and hands-on

  • Our environment will focus on Safety, Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Innovation

  • Our plants are industrial/processing environments

  • This role requires the associate to learn about the business through performing critical tasks executed within the production environment and will involve physical activity in our food, and/or grain processing facilities. This generally requires a moderate amount of physical exertion on a fairly regular basis. The work may also involve other conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.).

Program Benefits:

  • We offer relocation benefits to engineers who qualify (based on mileage)

  • Engineers are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives

  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to Engineers who wish to continue their education in their career field

  • Engineers are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance

  • As employees, Engineers receive access to our volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities

Our Benefits:

No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve designed our plans and programs to meet your needs. We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs. You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive programs to meet your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive . Eligible programs and incentives include:

  • Paid holidays and floating holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Comprehensive health care plans

  • Short term and long-term incentives

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program

  • Digital Learning Library

  • Retirement plans

  • Paid time to participate in volunteer and community outreach opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement programs

  • Relocation benefits for those that qualify

Compensation and Benefits

The expected salary for this position is $78,000. The disclosed salary has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.

Our Vibrant Community:

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:

Asian Alliance Network, Cargill Young Professionals Network, Cargill Ability Network (iCAN), Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW), Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network, and Cargill Women’s Network.

Job Locations:

  • Blair, NE

  • Eddyville, IA

  • Wahpeton, ND

  • Hammond, IN

  • Must be open to relocation

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in electrical engineering to be/recently completed between Summer 2023 – May 2024

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Ability to work optimally with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures

  • Willing and able to relocate

  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually

  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous plant, production, co-op or intern experience preferred

  • Overall 2.7 GPA or higher preferred

  • Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.