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Intern, Process Development in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 1/28/2018

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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

  • Upper-class status preferred

 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.)