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Intern, Chemical Engineer

The purpose of this position is to assist with a variety of engineering duties with a focus on supporting the production of Renewable Diesel (RD) fuel and related co-products.

Technical Support

  • Provide technical and engineering support to the Geismar RD  plant
  • Obtain equipment specifications and price quotations for new or replacement equipment as needed

Research Function

  • Perform background research on projects using journals and online tools Monitor progress of R&D projects at contract pilot plant and lab facilities

Analysis Function
  • Perform process engineering and design work on plant improvement projects
  • Perform analysis on potential plant process optimizations
  • Conduct analyses and experiments to identify opportunities for improving or economizing operations without sacrificing product quality
  • Recommend changes to improve efficiencies
  • Analyze data from contract lab and pilot plant facilities

Other frequent duties:

  • Interact with various internal departments including sales, finance, logistics, quality and others to provide technical support and knowledge

Perform other duties as assigned

Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Chemical/Biological Engineering with lab experience required or related degree
**Senior or Junior status required

Skills Required:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Visio)
  • Basic accounting skills
  • Advanced math skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:
  • Ability to give detailed instructions
  • Process simulations
  • Process data historians
  • Project Management
  • Biodiesel/Renewable Diesel production or related processes