Control Systems Engineer Co-Op (2020)

Ingredion Bedford Park , IL 60499

Posted 3 months ago

We are seeking a motivated student to hire for our Controls Engineering Co-Op opportunity. You will be responsible for assisting our Argo engineers with controlling production processes using modern computerized process control systems and instrumentation. You will also be applying concepts learned in engineering and engineering-related classes to applications in the field.

As the Controls Engineering Co-Op, your responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for personal safety as well as the safety of any contractors working on projects with a goal of completing projects with zero safety or environmental incidents

  • Becoming familiar with a production channel and the control systems employed on the channel, utilizing a Rockwell Control Logix PLC, Provox Control System, Alan Bradley, and/or DeltaV Control System

  • Becoming familiar with process measurement and control devices, such as control valves and process transmitters

  • Working with assigned project team and learning how to implement programming changes and tie in new field devices to the control system

  • Utilizing alarm monitoring systems to analyze alarm frequencies, recommending improvements to alarm handling and implementing approved alarm changes

  • Determining instrumentation installation requirements, control system software configuration requirements and working with team to see through the complete installation and configuration

The Controls Engineering Co-Op position is well suited for you if you:

  • Are well-organized with leadership potential and have good communication by having the ability to effect change through persuasion and reason while dealing with ambiguity

  • Have proven the ability to work as a team member with a variety of people at all levels within the organization

  • Are able to deliver results in a very significant and energizing environment through multi-tasking, critical thinking, problem solving and having an analytical mindset

  • Are a self-starter with a strong work ethic that values high levels of integrity and authenticity with a dedicated and creative personality who wants to succeed

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Progress towards a Bachelor's degree program in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 preferred

  • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the co-op term

  • Skills and a demonstrated interest in computers and programming, with knowledge in one or more language preferred

  • Ability to self-teach from manuals and documentation

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

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

  • Proven analytical problem solving, multi-tasking, and time management skills

  • Experience with PC Applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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 Degree Program. 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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer 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.

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