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 job is to research, develop, and support the implementation of manufacturing process improvements and new manufacturing processes.
Process development functions:
Demonstrate technical proficiency, application of scientific principles, attention to detail, collaboration with others, and independent thinking
Exercise good judgment and apply generally-accepted engineering and safety practices when selecting methods and techniques for evaluation and implementation
Perform laboratory experiments, literature and vendor research, and engineering work to support the development, improvement, and scale-up of manufacturing processes
Write technical reports and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Organize and maintain laboratory data and other laboratory records, including laboratory notebooks, instrument records, electronic data files, and technical reports
Conduct and interpret conventional analytical procedures including titrations, precipitations, solvent extractions, filtrations, and gas chromatography
Maintain laboratory equipment in good working condition
Perform general laboratory maintenance and cleaning
Other frequent duties:
Provide technical support to any REG department as needed
Adhere to existing safety standards and help develop new laboratory safety practices whenever possible
Perform other duties as assigned
Education: Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree required
Chemical/Mechanical/Biological Engineering, physical sciences, or related degree preferred
Upperclass status preferred
Experience: Laboratory experience required
Relevant courses such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, and general chemistry required
Club participation, and previous internship preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, OneNote) required
Advanced quantitative, mathematical, and statistical skills required
Knowledge of oils and fats or of other agricultural products and processing preferred
Knowledge of petroleum industry and products preferred
Experience with product quality assurance methodologies and troubleshooting (root-cause analysis, statistical quality control, etc.) preferred
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.