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Intern, Laboratory in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 10/6/2017

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Job Description


The purpose of this job is to perform laboratory testing and data analysis in support of activities associated with the production, sale, and distribution of REG products; with continuous improvement of REG manufacturing processes; and with business development initiatives. 


Analytical Support

  • Assess quality and operability for all products sold by REG
  • Assist in designing and conducting laboratory experiments in support of continuous improvement and business development initiatives
  • Evaluate feedstocks for all REG manufacturing processes
  • Write technical reports and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 

Laboratory Functions

  • Organize and maintain laboratory data and other laboratory records
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance and cleaning
  • Perform all tests available at REG laboratories and calibrate and maintain the equipment and instruments used for those tests
  • Document all laboratory work and resulting test results in laboratory notebooks, instrument records, and technical reports
Other frequent duties:
  • Maintain laboratory equipment in good working condition
  • Adhere to existing safety standards and help develop new laboratory safety practices whenever possible 

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Engineering, Life Sciences  or related degree

**Senior or Junior status preferred 

Experience Required: Laboratory experience required

**Relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred 

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, OneNote)

Basic accounting skills

Advanced math skills 

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of oils and fats or of other agricultural products and processing

Knowledge of petroleum industry and products

Experience with product quality assurance methodologies and troubleshooting (root-cause analysis, statistical quality control, etc.)


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