Junior Mechanical Engineer (Co-op Student)


Chatham, Ontario


Projects & Innovation

Reports To

Reliability Manager

Greenfield is looking for a Junior Mechanical Engineer (co-op) to join our growing team.

Contract: 8 to 16 month co-op position

This position is responsible for developing mechanical equipment layouts, process P&IDs, and design specifications for equipment necessary for capital projects at the Chatham site. The co-op student will coordinate equipment installations with plant personnel to maintain the process and needs. The role will incorporate industry best practices and standardizations into designs and be a key member in maintaining plant standards. In addition, the individual will work to standardize equipment components and spare parts.

Who We Are:

Greenfield Global is a leading producer and supplier of high-value, mission-critical raw materials, ingredients, and additives that are vital to businesses and integral to a lower carbon economy. From start-ups to the largest brands in the world, customers trust Greenfield’s extensive portfolio of premium products, regulatory expertise, and industry-leading service to improve people’s lives and the health of the planet.

Why Join Greenfield?

We innovate, collaborate, and work with purpose. By unlocking the potential of people, partnerships, and nature to accelerate sustainable solutions for the health of the planet, our work has a positive impact on the environment around the world. We’re always looking for people who can bring new talents and experience to our team.

Who You Are:
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety, environmental practices, production targets, and quality standards
  • Team-oriented individual with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate across departments
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking individual with the ability to manage workload and priorities and acts to create efficiencies and resolve issues within their scope of responsibility
  • Punctual and Trustworthy, Committed, and Flexible
  • Dedicated to business objectives and continuous improvement through adaptability, innovation, and agility
  • Possesses Company values of Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Commitment, coupled with the ability to accept and drive change
Your Experience Should Include:
  • Enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering that supports a 8 to 16 month co-op/ internship program.
  • Prior leadership experience is an asset
  • Resourceful and practical, with demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Strong organizational skills. Capable of managing multiple priorities and projects
  • Maintains safety standards while working to achieve business objectives
  • AutoCAD experience / drafting experience is a benefit.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Comply with all Company health and safety, environmental, and quality policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop a knowledge of each process area, and the interrelationship between mechanical conveying equipment and pumps, from the perspectives of mechanical reliability, equipment effectiveness and equipment record accuracy
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the site CMMS system and the interrelationship between various maintenance tasks including predictive, preventative, and corrective.
  • Familiarization with basic maintenance practices and effective planning/scheduling of maintenance work.
  • Provide technical assistance to the maintenance team for troubleshooting, problem-solving, and continuous improvement activities.
  • Support the engineering team; assist in field mark-ups of ‘As-Built’ drawings; corrective actions from audits and RCA’s as well as data entry and modifications to Maximo asset management software, and equipment files.
  • Provide mechanical engineering support for Capex projects through the development of financial justifications. Tasked with informing the plant site of the impacts that new process/equipment will have on other plant areas.
  • Maintain accurate documentation to support project initiatives, including project timelines, progress reports, P&IDs, operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Adheres to and supports the MOC process. Mentors site on MOC workflow, maintains appropriate documentation, and trains users on the effective use of the tools.
  • Participate as Engineering representative for continuous improvement initiatives, Root Cause Analysis, HAZOPs, and design reviews
  • Other duties and responsibilities aligned to business objectives and in support of our core principles.

Total Compensation & Care:

  • Base salary dependent on experience and demonstrated performance
  • Formal and informal training opportunities
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Income protection: short- and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, paid
    personal sick time
  • Vacation time exceeding industry standards
  • Company funded retirement savings program with individual contribution
  • Meaningful and challenging work
  • Curated intentional culture focused on growth and development, engagement, and

About Us

We own and operate five distilleries, four specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centers. This integrated model enhances supply chain transparency, quality control, custom formulation development, and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Openness to Change
  • Core Principles


We are constantly seizing opportunities to develop new products, processes and methods to meet the diverse and demanding requirements of our customers.


We are part catalyst, part collaborator. We work with partners to get the most out of our existing products, and to develop custom solutions for our customer requirements.


Our commitment to give back to local communities in the US and Canada goes beyond the bottom line. We give back to the planet by processing renewable resources into low carbon fuels and chemicals.


Our team is not only fast, we has the flexibility and creativity to pivot with customer needs to develop custom-made, on-time solutions.


At every plant, and for every customer, for every shipment, we put quality first. We operate a tight, transparent supply chain while meeting the highest regulatory standards.