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Summer Internship - Chemist - 2520 in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 9/16/2017

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Job Description

Internship opportunities are available in Lake Charles, LA for summer 2018

Seeking a Chemistry student to fill one Lab Internship role at our Lake Charles South plant.

*All resumes must include available contact information: phone number, address, email address and one’s major, GPA, and projected graduation date. 

Westlake Chemical is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and building products that enhance the daily lives of people around the planet. The tires we ride on, the plastic wrap that keeps our meats and produce fresh, the pipes that are essential to ensuring clean water, the frames that secure our windows and doors, Westlake plays a vital role in supplying the building blocks for these products and many more.

We take great pride in the development and offerings included in our internship program.  The Internship is designed to provide the engineering student a real-life work experience and training in the day-to-day activities of plant manufacturing.  Our Internships are a part of our Company College Recruiting strategy to attract and retain qualified, high-performing talent for our early career opportunities within our plant locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have completed second year of college. 
  • Must be majoring in Chemistry
  • Must have a 2.8 or higher GPA.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist chemist in day-to-day responsibilities and analyses of samples via wet lab and instrumental techniques
  • Develop precision data for miscellaneous analytical procedures
  • Inventory chemicals in laboratory and check against existing SDS
  • Improve labeling in the laboratory to comply with the new GHS style labeling that has been mandated
  • Inventory lab stockroom parts and chemicals and label accordingly
  • Develop inventory / location spreadsheet of lab storage locations and update associated forms.  Label designated areas with contents. 
  • Be introduced to sampling techniques and applications for general testing per EPA/ASTM guidelines
  • Maintain and update select procedures for ISO and daily use
  • Plant project support (6-sigma, unknown determination, pilot projects)
  • Assist in set-up of new instruments
  • Develop tracking program for Laboratory calibration items.
  • Develop a CBT program for Chemical Hygiene Plan and other associated programs.

Other locations include:

  • Lake Charles Complex - Sulphur, LA
  • Longview, Tx  
  • Geismar, LA
  • Plaquemine, LA
  • Natrium, WVA

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1).  Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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