Throughout our organization, you’ll find a real commitment to technology, to innovation and to your engineering career. Along with helping farmers produce healthier foods, better feed and renewable fuels, we continue to invest more than $1 billion every year to discover and deliver innovative technologies. This also helps develop your skills and keeps you on the cutting edge.
Our Engineers thrive on challenges, and they all passionately work to advance chemistry, manufacturing and biotech in imaginative ways. At Monsanto, we’ll give you the opportunity to apply your skills and contribute, advancing the state of the art in chemistry, manufacturing, and biotechnology. We also offer blended career paths that give you the opportunity to collaborate and apply your critical thinking to the most vexing issues we face as a people.
Engineering at Monsanto takes many forms including:
- Chemical/Process Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Project or Area Leads
- Civil Engineers
- Drafting/Design Engineers
- Process Safety Engineers
- Reliability Engineers
Who We Look For
Monsanto is a dynamic organization that offers a variety of imaginative ways for Engineers to apply your skills and contribute, advancing the state of the art in chemistry, manufacturing, and biotechnology. Roles in engineering range from entry to senior level engineer in the chemical, mechanical and electrical disciplines. Other opportunities include project management and design. At all levels, these professionals will have the opportunity to work on many projects, lead or be a part of diverse teams, and define their own paths. You can build an Engineering career in our St. Louis headquarters and throughout our global organization.
- Responsible for the full cycle of the project, including planning, organizing, direct control and leading the project from concept to completion and closure
- Coordinate with Environmental, Safety and Health, and local architectural and engineering firms when applicable
- Project engineering and management for industrial projects, including feasibility studies, scope determination, detailed design, cost estimation, planning and scheduling, construction, startup, obtaining permits and completing project documentation
- Develop engineered solutions for day-to-day operating problems, long-term business needs, and regulatory compliance
- Coordinate interface with the project customer to ensure that the functional definition and project scope are well defined and agreed upon
- Ensure change management, routine communication and proper approvals are complete
- Engage engineering resources to develop design and appropriation grade cost estimates
- B.S. in mechanical, agricultural, civil, or electrical engineering; we’ll also consider a degree in construction engineering with appropriate work experience
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Comfortable leading presentations to internal and external customers
- Able to manage multiple projects and resources at the same time
- Five or more years of experience in project management, including participating in and leading project teams
- Proficiency with general industry standards and practices
- Experience with similar mechanical systems and structures, either in design, operation or construction
The opportunities in Engineering are structured primarily as six-month (40hrs/week) co-op positions. We have a very limited number of Engineering internships. These roles are located in St. Louis, MO and within one of our three chemical manufacturing sites, Luling, LA, Muscatine, IA and Soda Springs, ID. We recruit on campuses in the fall and conduct interviews in the fall to fill all of our openings for the upcoming year. Most offers will be made by Thanksgiving.
We primarily look for students pursuing degrees in the following areas:
- Ag Mechanization
- Ag Engineering
- Process Control
There are a few specialty areas we recruit for at our Soda Springs, ID location that will include Environmental Engineering, Geology, Land Reclamations, Industrial Hygiene and Welding disciplines.
An agricultural background is helpful but not necessary.
As an Engineering co-op you will work with a cross functional team of engineers supporting multiple projects concurrently and possibly in different sites. You must not have any travel limitations. You will gain valuable hands on experience applying your engineering knowledge to projects. Projects will vary based upon location but can include design work, troubleshooting equipment, process optimization, and possibly identifying cost saving procedures.