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STUDENT ASSISTANT-R&D - STUDENT ENGINEER - Fuels, Energy, Low Carbon Energy, Decarbonization

Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are: Join the Fuels and Energy Development team as an Intern, we work in pilot plant services and process development specializing in novel first-of-their-kind processes that range from carbon capture to renewable fuels. Objectives of this Role:

  • Will be hands on with process development and process testing for chemical and petroleum processes to generate client data.
  • Participate in process design for safety and operating protocols on pilot units or first of their kind processes mostly in sustainability (CO2, renewable fuels, chemicals, recycled plastics, fluid beds).
  • Learn the operations and setup analytical testing for process development.
  • Compile analytical and process data to prepare concise, timely and descriptive reports.
  • Interacts with functional groups within SwRI to ensure project success. Includes operators, analyst, engineers, and management.
  • Local student preferred to work year round. Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
    • Data pattern recognition from pilot plant, run data spreadsheets, work with mass balances, control charts, etc.
    • Equipment quoting, sizing, and cost estimation.
    • Work with sample identification, labeling, inventory and work order generation.
    • Quickly learn refinery or chemical process, such as fluidized bed related technology, hydrotreating, roller processes, and packed bed systems.
    • Put together relevant information for mass balance closure in spreadsheet or summary report.
    • Data processing in spreadsheets. Help with the screen format and layout of the process control software interface, including software such as LabVIEW/Lookout direct, DeltaV, Allen Bradley RS Logix.
    • Data extraction and analysis from process control software.
    • Work with heavy oil/coal/biomass/gas/coke/polymer/specialty chemical/bulk chemical samples, classification and labelling.
    • Monitoring data during run operations.
    • Hands on work maybe in pilot plant or lab scale operation or pilot plant design and buildup.
    • May have shift work option. Requirements:
      • Must be pursuing a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering.
      • Shift work required.
      • 0 years: Intro to Chemical Engineering, elementary principles of chemical process or equivalent, Thermo I, Transport Phenom, Applied Engineering and Analysis, Intro to programing for Engineers
      • Strong Communication Skills.
      • Microsoft suite, EXCEL.
      • A valid/clear drivers license is required. Special Requirements: Must be a U.S. person (i.e., U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen national, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or refugee) due to ITAR work in section.Job Locations: San Antonio, TexasFor more information about this division, visit the home page. For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click . For benefits information at all other locations, click . An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran Committed to Diversity in the Workplace If you need assistance with completing the application, please Label //

Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , STUDENT ASSISTANT-R&D - STUDENT ENGINEER - Fuels, Energy, Low Carbon Energy, Decarbonization, Engineering , San Antonio, Texas

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