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Engineering Intern (Caldwell, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


    This position will contribute to the Idaho Plant’s efficiency, growth, environmental and safety compliance. This position will leverage theoretical learnings with real world experience in the food production environment. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Time management for efficient project completion
  • Development of communication skills, written and oral
  • Applying basic engineering principals under close guidance and supervision 
  • Developing an understanding of CAD drawings such as but not limited to: P&ID’s, Equipment drawings.
  • Assists local leadership team in prioritization of projects. Communicates project status to necessary stakeholders.
  • Gather, review and analyze data.
  • Work with operators and departments to understand process challenges.
  • Submit new project ideas directed at improving safety and quality, lowering costs and improving delivery. 
  • Maintain company standards for safety, quality, food safety, sanitation and GMP’s
  • Maintain necessary level of communication with team members and other support groups

Typical Education

Must be enrolled in an accredited university/college or have graduated no more than 6 months prior to start of internship.

Major in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering,  or Agriculture Engineering. 

Relevant Experience

  • Previous work experience performed
  • Knowledge of food safety practices helpful but not required

Other Information

Candidate must be willing to learn process operation, and work in an industrial setting.

Job Requisition ID: 10803

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Idaho Plant - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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