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About the placement

You will work with experienced engineers to update standard operating procedures and improve project efficiency. Specifically, you will work to improve the Delinting and Treating process for cotton. You will also review current efficiency calculations, finding opportunity for improvement and assist with implementing these improvements across the organisation.

You will also assist with implementing new systems or projects to improve operations, safety, and sustainability, as CSD move towards implementing 5S Lean throughout the organisation. 

Work arrangements

  • Start date: March (Negotiable)
  • Working arrangement: 12 weeks full time, preference is March to June.
  • Remuneration: $25/hour on a temporary contract with the Cotton Seed Distributors
  • Location: Wee Waa, NSW

Desired capabilities

  • Studying chemical or mechanical engineering
  • Experience with report writing
  • Good understanding of mathematics
  • Interest in Project management and optimisation
  • Familiarity with SCADA beneficial but not required
  • Experience programming with C beneficial but not required
  • Able to use MS Office 


  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be in your penultimate or final year of an undergraduate qualification.

About the Industry Partner

Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd (CSD) is Australia’s sole supplier of elite cotton varieties. Proudly industry owned, CSD provides the Australian cotton industry with the best seed, germplasm, treatments and biotechnology traits to deliver world leading yield and quality.


If you are interested in this internship, please submit your EOI and CV online through the Student Application webform and please specify CODE0036a.

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