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Summer 2021 College Internship - Process Engineering

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Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Calvert City, KY, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in key functional areas. As an intern you will gain first-hand exposure to the chemical industry, learn new business skills and deepen your knowledge of your field of interest. During your internship experience, you will be engaged in meaningful projects that contribute to our business success and help you succeed in global marketplace.

Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.



WACKER North America is looking for highly motivated college students for our summer internship program from June 2021 through August 2021 at our Calvert City, KY location.


The intern will support the engineering department on the following projects:


Daily Quality and Onstream Monitoring
- Review of QA/QC data from previous day
- Review of downtime causes from previous day
- Troubleshooting QA/QC issues
- Troubleshooting downtime issues
- Reporting QA/QC and Onstream data to upper management
Running day-to-day operations of VAE Reactor
- Hands on experience with running a high pressure, high temperature polymerization reactor
- Extensive troubleshooting learning opportunities (fieldwork and process trend review)
- Hands on experience dealing with process upsets and directing a labor force to resolve various process issues


Educational Requirements:

-    Currently enrolled and active in an degree program. Preference will be given to individuals majoring in Chemical Engineering.
-    Minimum of 3.0 GPA (cumulative)


Additional Skills/Requirements:

Industrial Lab Experience
- Overview of an industrial QA/QC laboratory
Polymerization Chemistry Training
- Familiarity with basic principles of chemistry
SAP experience preferred
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth.

Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

In accordance with the Internal Placement Policy, you must be in your current role for at least one year, and must inform your current supervisor prior to applying for a new position.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local HR department.

A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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