Cargill Operations Management Intern 2019 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Operations Management Intern 2019

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


As an Operations Management Intern, you will gain exposure to the workflow of plant and/or distribution operations. Potential business areas may include beef and poultry processing, or grain processing. Interns will be given a project to improve a facet of the current operation, have the opportunity to use the skills you have gained in the classroom to a real life setting, and have the ability to take on additional projects that interest you. Additionally, Interns will be exposed to a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in an operations leadership role, including but not limited to:

  • Risk Management: Leadership in safety and regulatory compliance consistent with Cargill’s Guiding Principles. Food and Feed Safety are of critical importance to Cargill’s businesses.

  • Talent Management: Lead, coach, and develop a diverse team of operations employees to ensure goals and standards of the organization are being met. Gain knowledge of Human Resources policies, participate in the hiring of new team members, and develop and implement strategies to maintain and increase employee engagement.

  • Reliability Excellence: Maintain plants to ensure they are at all times capable of serving and meeting customer requirements.

  • Operational Effectiveness: Lead plant operations in alignment with all business functions to effectively and efficiently achieve business and profitability objectives.

  • Capital Effectiveness: Effectively deploy capital and manage capital projects to ensure ongoing market competitiveness of plant assets.

  • Continuous Improvement: Lead production process improvements through utilization of continuous improvement tools/activities.

Internship Programming:

  • Cargill offers and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Internships are paid and are normally 16 weeks in duration.

  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.

  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position or a second internship the following year.

Job Locations:

High River, AB

Moose Jaw, SK

Rycroft, AB

McLennan, AB

Equity, AB

Carseland, AB

Plant setting


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in any discipline and graduating between December 2019 and May 2021.

  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts

  • Willingness to work weekends

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an internship opportunity anywhere in Canada

  • Able to complete a 16-week internship in the summer (May - August 2019)

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an agriculture or business-related degree (including but not limited to Animal Science, Ag-Economics, Ag-Business, Ag-Education, Agronomy, Food Science, Feed Science, Meat Science, Grain Science, Operations Management, Ag-Systems Management, Ag-Engineering, Supply Chain, Mechanized Systems Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Distribution).

Job Operations

Primary Location Canada-Alberta-High River

Other Locations Canada-Saskatchewan-Moose Jaw, Canada

Req ID: CAN00600