Our comprehensive, 12-week paid internship program gives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation's leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 18, 2020 and end August 7, 2020.
The purpose of this position is to assist with a variety of chemistry and engineering duties with a focus on supporting the production of biodiesel fuel and related co-products.
Provide technical and engineering support to the biodiesel plants
Obtain equipment specifications and price quotations for new or replacement equipment as needed
Perform process engineering and design work on plant improvement projects
Perform analysis on potential plant process optimizations and lead projects to implement improvements
Conduct analyses and experiments to identify opportunities for improving or economizing operations without sacrificing product quality
Recommend changes to improve efficiencies
Evaluate and ensure safety procedures are being followed in laboratory and plant operations and encourage others to do the same
Use laboratory equipment and computer systems to set up tests, enter data, design models to simulate physical processes and to process test results
Other frequent duties:
Maintain laboratory equipment in good working condition
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
Experience Required: Laboratory experience required
Relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred
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 data historians
Biodiesel production or related processes
REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.