Company: Southwest Research Institute

Job description: Who We Are:

Fuels and Energy Development Section works in pilot plant services and process development of new first-of-their-kind processes.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Will be hands-on with process development and process testing for chemical and petroleum processes to generate client data
  • Internship for a Local year-round student
  • Participate in process design for safety and operating protocols on pilot units
  • Lead operations and setup analytical testing for process development
  • Compile analytical and process data to prepare concise, timely and descriptive reports.
  • Interact with functional groups within SwRI to ensure project success; includes operators, analyst, engineers, and management

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 and help 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 during pilot plant turnaround and operation weeks
  • Will require some shift work


  • Must be pursuing a BS with a 3.00 GPA in Chemical Engineering
  • Shift work required
  • 2 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
  • A valid/clear driver’s license is required

Special Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

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Expected salary:

Location: San Antonio, TX

Job date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 08:01:34 GMT

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