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Intern, Process Development in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 10/7/2018

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Job Description


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)

Laboratory functions:

  • Organize and maintain laboratory data and other laboratory records, including laboratory notebooks, instrument records, electronic data files, and technical reports
  • 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

**Senior or Junior status required

Experience: Laboratory experience required

Relevant courses, club participation, and previous internship preferred

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

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

Advanced quantitative, mathematical, and statistical 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.)