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Date:  Apr 25, 2024
Location:  Eddyville
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Eddyville,
we are looking for you as a(n) Chemist Intern.


The Chemist Internship the focus on benchtop reactor experiments will drive two outcomes: 1) Ability to calculate payback for additional reactor and reaction retention time that would occur, 2) Determine impact of other selected parameters on reactor yield to justify in plant trials or control changes. 


Secondarily,  this person will determine impacts of different sample conditions for removal fats from liquified starches using different grades of carbon and resin technologies while also identifying  potential other uses for newly installed FTNIR instrument (lab instrument).



  • Determine yield benefit of additional reaction time, work with Project Team to develop payback based on this information for additional reactors
  • Determine potential yield impact of other key reaction parameters that will aid in implementing further in plant testing or control changes.
  • Determine fat removal efficiency of different technologies, enabling planning for further larger scale piloting
  • Identify potential testing for FTNIR that can be investigated - if time allows, also determine wet chemistry method that would be used to calibrate the FTNIR
  • Present findings to intern peers and business team stakeholders



  • Candidate shall be a Junior or Senior working towards a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or similar
  • Must be capable of completing basic wet chemistry analytics.
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26668 
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.
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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