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Manufacturing Technology Co-Op Proj-ISO

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Pryor, Oklahoma, US, 74361

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

ACCEPTING CANDIDATES FOR SPRING AND Fall 2023 (January-August 2023 & May 2023-December 2023)

Mechanical Co-Op - Maintenance/Projects Engineer

IFF provides a unique combination of functional, nutritional and economic benefits to customers through innovative soy technologies and ingredients.  The Pryor facility is one manufacturing plant in IFF’s global operation that produces high quality soy ingredients (protein, fibers, and sugars).

In today’s work environment, many companies prefer Co-Op experience before hiring new graduates.  IFF sponsors an engineering Co-Op program to provide challenging work assignments that enable students to develop skills through practical application.  Our program is designed to promote awareness, enhance education, and provide future growth opportunities.

IFF’s Pryor facility offers Co-Op assignments year round, and assignments typically include a semester and a summer.  This document offers a general overview.  Specific responsibilities and requirements may vary based on needs at the time.

Position Benefits

  • Significant technical learning opportunity in a professional work environment
  • Unit Ops – Separations, reactions, milling, drying, powder conveyance and evaporation
  • Skills utilized – project design/management, process safety management, process control, thermodynamics/heat transfer, material and energy balances.
  • Increased marketability for employment upon graduation
  • Food industry experience; Continuous Improvement/Six Sigma exposure
  • Opportunity to work with a variety of skilled professionals with diverse roles and responsibilities including Production, Process Technology, Engineering, Maintenance
  • Competitive compensation

Major Responsibilities

As a member of the process engineering group for the Pryor, Oklahoma manufacturing site, the Co-Op position will assist engineer and technical resources in the following areas:

  • Provide support to engineers in executing plant trials and troubleshooting daily production and maintenance issues
  • Write experimental outlines, execute and report findings
  • Provide administrative and technical support to manufacturing
  • Offer technical support to production and maintenance
  • Provide capital project support and process design
  • Process Safety Management
  • Some shift work may be required

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be able to work safe and comply with all corporate/site SHE guidelines and policies
  • Comply with guidelines established by education facility’s career services center
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate as a sophomore, junior or senior working toward receiving a BS degree in an Engineering field, preferably Mechanical or Electrical
  • Program is NOT designed for BS degreed or graduate level students
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Cumulative and Major)
  • Possess strong math and statistical background and a technical aptitude for unit operations
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills (oral and written); able to contribute in a team oriented environment
  • Proficient with MS Office package (specifically Word and Excel)


Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma