Analytical Technician

Owens Corning Granville S&T has an opening for a technician level analyst to work in The Corporate Analytical Laboratory.  This position is in a corporate lab that services the technical needs of all of OC’s business units around the globe.  The position includes routine and non-routine sample preparation along with completing qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses on a wide range of materials.  This will include the characterization of various raw materials used to make the products as well as the finished product itself.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4 year college degree in a hard science, B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Materials/Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • experience working in a chemical laboratory with various analytical or QC instrumentation

For more information, refer to this flyer for who to contact and where to apply.

Cornell Masters of Engineering

Do you know what you’re doing after you graduate? If you are a chemistry student who also has engineering experience, Cornell’s Materials Science and Engineering M.Eng. enhanced program could be a good fit for you!

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The skills developed during your MSE M.Eng. degree means you can go into a range of industries including:

•  Aerospace           •  Consulting          •  Manufacturing      •  Nuclear Industry  •  Oil and gas          •  Utilities                •  Pharmaceuticals   •  Semiconductor      •  Automotive          •  Telecommunications

The MSE M.Eng. program is designed to give you hands on experience while doing an internship and equip you with entrepreneurial skills to become true tech leaders.

The application deadlines are January 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission.

Apply Here!

Summer Internship Opportunity at the University of Akron

Application Deadline: February 16th, 2018

The 2018 summer research experience (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron is open to apply. Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, engineering, and biomaterials. These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress, and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

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The application form can be found on their website, including further details regarding their REU program.

 

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

 

Summer Research Experience at Virginia Tech

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Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Virginia Tech, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is now taking applications for the 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduate Program that runs from May 29 – August 10, 2018. This opportunity is for undergraduates to participate in research while earning $5,000 for the duration of the program, and additional money for living expenses. Applications are being accepted in both science and engineering on the topic of Materials Innovation at the Intersection of Food-Energy-Water Systems.

Applications can be found online, and more information is available on their website.

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Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Research and Development Technologist Position

Transcendia is a company that prides itself in quality, reliable, and consistent products that are sent out to their many clients around the world.  They research and develop products to fit a variety of needs, and in order to keep improving and developing the best products, Transcendia is looking to hire a new Research and Development Technologist (R&D).

If you are looking for a job after graduation where you can push yourself and develop new things, this job is for you.

Some of the duties of this job will include:

  • Conducts specialized tests and evaluations of materials and packaging samples in support of departmental activities including, but not limited to the following:
    • Material thickness/yield/basis weight
    • Surface energy, Coefficient of Friction
    • Tensile tests (seal strength, elongation, tensile strength, yield strength)
    • Tear resistance, impact/puncture strength
    • Heat seal and other package strength characterizations
    • Optical Microsopy
    • Material chemical characterization (FTIR)
    • Thermal analysis (DSC)
    • Barrier testing (WVTR, OTR), film noise characterization
  •  Maintains database of raw materials linked to product chemical composition
  • THERE ARE MORE DUTIES, THESE ARE ONLY A FEW! For more, see the link below

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field, with a curriculum that included chemistry and laboratory coursework
  • Up to five years of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience in Infrared Spectroscopy highly preferred
  • Must have organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Must possess good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Willingness to work as team member or independently

If this sounds like the job for you, Apply Here

Vanderbilt Summer Research Experience

Application Due: February 15th

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Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering offers a summer research experience where students can explore interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The program includes hands-on research in state of the art facilities located minutes from downtown Nashville, enrichment sessions to help students looking to pursue graduate level, fellowships, and entrepreneurship, and opportunities for travel awards to present summer work at a national conference.

Applicant eligibility includes:

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residents
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply

The award, funded by an NSF Grant, includes a $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and room and board.

Program dates for 2017: May 28, 2017 – August 4, 2017.

Visit their website for more information or to apply.

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Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Cavestro LLC Summer Internship

Covestro is a producer of high-performance plastics and advanced polymers and the company is currently looking for candidates for 2017 summer internships.

The  internship will involve working with one of the following: Polyurethanes (PUR), Polycarbonates (PCS), Coating, Adhesive and Specialty Raw Materials (CAS), Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) or Regional Technical Services (RTS).

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Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor Degree program with a major and/or focus in one of the following majors: Chemistry, Polymer Science, Plastics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related STEM degrees
  • Completion of Freshman year
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: an ability to interact with and establish good working relationships with diverse individuals
  • Project coordination with the ability to be proactive and identify creative, effective technical solutions
  • Demonstrated PC skills and ability to work within Microsoft Office Programs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to be placed in any of the aforementioned internship opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

The internship opportunities at Covestro may lead into reoccurring internship opportunities and/or full time job opportunities based on evaluation and performance.

When: May 22, 2017 and last approximately 12 weeks

Location: North American Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA

Apply online through the link at the beginning of this post!

Job Opportunities in Ethanol Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security

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Green Plains is seeking recent graduates and soon to be graduates in geology, biology, chemistry, environmental, and engineering fields to fill several available positions.

Greens Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have 17 plants located in Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Texas. Green Plains was #8 on FORTUNE 100 Fastest Growing Companies list and continues to expand its operations annually.

They are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

  • EHSS Assistant – This is a management fast-track position for recent college graduates in science and engineering.  The position would initially be based out of one of the following locations: Bluffton, Indiana; Fergus Falls, Minnesota; or Shenandoah, Iowa. There would be a promotion to EHSS Manager within approximately 2 years, at which point you would be relocated. Assistants have seen advancement opportunities as quickly as 6 months after hire. A 3.0 GPA is required.
  • PSM (Process Safety Management) Coordinator – This is a nine month to one year temporary position for recent college graduates in engineering or science background. This is a project based position at one of Green Plains’ Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Virginia, or Minnesota plants.  Employees in this position  work with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs), job shadowing operations and maintenance staff, to complete Standard Operating Procedures, Confined Space Profiles, Electrical Room classifications, etc. Green Plains feels this is an excellent opportunity for graduates who have not had a lot of degree related experience during their college career and are looking to their foot in the door in their career!
  • EHSS/PSM Internship – This is a 3-4 month, summer/winter break position for college students finishing their Junior year and preparing to enter their Senior year. This position is for students in hard science or engineering schools that are looking to gain industrial, hands on experience prior to graduation. These are project based positions at one of Green Plains’ ethanol plants working with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs), job shadowing operations and maintenance staff, completing valve verifications, pipe identification and labeling, and other EHSS projects. Interns may apply by sending resume, letter of interest, and a copy of transcripts to:  careers@gpreinc.com.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please apply at the career link found at the Green Plains website.

Additional questions can be directed to careers@gpreinc.com.

 

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is Recruiting

ON CAMPUS RECRUITING:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Engineering Career Expo 2016

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers scientists and engineers the opportunity to work on challenging problems critical to national security. They are federally funded by the Department of Defense, and they have a focused commitment to research and development, with an emphasis on building prototypes and demonstrating operational systems that meet real-world requirements.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory would like to meet you if you are pursuing a BS/MS/PhD in any of the following majors:

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  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical/Astronautics
  • Biology/Biochemistry

To be considered, follow this application process at their college recruiting website.

No applicants will be discriminated for any reason. Due to the unique nature of the work, U.S. citizenship is required for applicants.

For more information about MIT Lincoln Laboratory, visit there official website.