Ingredion Incorporated Process Engineering Co-Op (Spring/Summer 2019) in Bedford Park, Illinois


Position Location: Argo Plant - Bedford Park, IL

Business Unit: North America

Primary Function

The Process Engineer co-op will partner with senior engineers and managers to monitor process conditions, provide engineering support, implement process improvements, and assist in meeting safety, quality, production, and cost goals.

Key Deliverables

Process Support and Improvement – Provide technical support to maintenance and operations groups including, process studies, troubleshooting, process optimization, and maintenance of historical data to identify, monitor and control key operating parameters.

Engineering and Projects – Work on capital permits, projects, and engineering studies as assigned to support plant goals. Assist with projects and in compliance with Ingredion’s ethics, safety, and engineering standards. Conduct process training and ensures documentation is up to date.

Safety – Provide technical support to the plant safety professional on facility safety initiatives when designing and/or redesigning work processes to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses.

Technology – Keeps current in discipline, assess new technologies and ideas, develop, evaluate, and seek approval for new concepts to improve the efficiency and the capability of the process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Ability to work two consecutive sessions is preferred with interest in pursuing future employment with Ingredion.

  • Ability to work 40hrs/week during Co-Op term.

  • Student must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

  • Ability to learn/understand the corn wet milling process, and the systems and principals involved in its operation.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify improvement opportunities, implement action plans and follow-up to ensure results.

  • Ability to work on capital projects/permits, and perform engineering functions in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to present technical information and prepare concisely written reports.

Desired behavior, personal attributes,(Success Drivers And Competencies):

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, build consensus, and foster relationships across levels and functions.

  • Demonstrated degree of sound judgment, resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation in problem solving.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.

  • Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program; or pursuing your PhD. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior.

  • If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula.

Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

As your career develops, Ingredion offers a diverse set of career options in the US, Canada and abroad. Our company continues to grow, organically, geographically and through acquisition.

Requisition ID 2018-3148

Job Locations US-IL-Bedford Park

Job Family Operational Excellence (OE)