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Chemical Engineer Intern


General Summary:

The Chemical Engineering Intern will be responsible for conducting product quality testing, analysis, providing accurate and concise reports in support of product development and quality assurance. The goal of the internship is for the intern to become educated on the processes within the paper mills, using the knowledge gained to improve the process and end product. You can expect a local champion to provide mentorship and guidance throughout the internship.

Education and/or Experience:

Must be currently enrolled in Chemistry, Paper Science, or Engineering related degree field with one year of study completed.

Salary Compensation



8 or 10 hour “day” Monday-Friday, occasional weekend on-call coverage

Position Details

  • Follow safe practices at all times
  • Perform continuous assessment of product quality and operational efficiencies
  • Assist team to resolve operating problems with process, maintenance, and plant engineering support
  • Conduct statistical studies for operation review
  • Update and maintain Process Safety Information (PSI) such as P&ID’s and PFD’s, and Safe Operating Limit Documentation (SOL’s)
  • Must learn to quickly analyze data
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures and training manuals
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as needed
  • Present to the department periodically and at the end of the internship
  • Perform other tasks as required by Mill Management

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements:

  • Practical application training may require some out-of-state travel to various other Pratt Paper Mills
  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (glasses, earplugs, shoes, gloves, etc…)
  • Drug testing/Screening, Background Checks, Physical exam, and Reference Checks
  • Demonstrates a proven record of learning aptitude
  • Participate in ongoing educational certificate training program provided
  • Housekeeping, including washing up, sweeping, and shoveling debris
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Must possess a spirit of curiosity and willingness to learn and grow
  • Needs to be self-reliant, be self-directed, take initiative to move forward with ideas, be committed and be able to work with and influence others

Work Environment

Manufacturing environment and will be subject to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, and loud noises.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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