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Co-op Student, Chemical Engineering

Job req id:  3523

Aurora, NC, US, 27806

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.


This is an open and continuous posting for Chemical Engineering Co-op Student positions at our US Phosphate facility in Aurora, NC.


This role is open to current students who will be returning to their studies once this work term is complete. This position is not available for remote work.

  • Dates/Terms:
    • 6-Month Co-op
      • Jun - Dec 2023
      • Jan - Jul 2024:
    • ​​​​​​​4-Month Co-op
      • ​​​​​​​May - Aug 2023
      • Sept - Dec 2023
      • Jan - Apr 2024
  • Application deadline: 2 months prior to starting date. Applicants who express interest sooner will have the best chance of being matched with a position.   

    • June 2023 start; application deadline April, 2023 

    • January 2024 start; application deadline November, 2023


What you will do:

  • Assist the site with various duties, including:
    • Project work
    • Advancing process related projects
    • Troubleshoot process problems
    • Inspecting chemical processing equipment
  • Work will be both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. Outside the office, standard work wear will consist of hard hats, safety boots, safety glasses and ear plugs, with other items as needed; these items will be provided


What you will bring: 

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors’ degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent related program with a graduation date of Aug 2023 or later. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Must be able to work at heights, outdoors, and around potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be comfortable and physically capable of entering and working in a confined space.
  • Must be able to hear and understand audible alarms, changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communications.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite 


What to expect with the recruitment process: 

Express Interest --> Recruiter Review --> Matched to a Position --> Interview --> Offer --> Pre-employment Screening --> Hire  



Are you a good match? Apply today! 


Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics


This job will remain posted until filled. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet. 

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