Summer Chemical Engineer Internship

Golden, CO
Internship
Student (College)
TDA Research, Inc., a research and development company, located in Wheat Ridge and Golden, CO is looking to hire a Chemical Engineer Intern. The ideal candidate would be actively enrolled a Bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering at an accredited university. Additional training or trade skills are desirable.

The Chemical Engineer Intern will perform a variety of research and development tasks in a chemical and analytical laboratory under the direction of a senior engineer, including preparing solutions, using analytical tools to identify products, and constructing and testing device prototypes.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Execute safe and effective chemical handling techniques
  • Follow detailed instructions when performing established experimental methods
  • Assemble, test, and troubleshoot devices, equipment, and control systemsAnalyze data and prepare experimental and quality control reports
  • Identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities for improvement in R&D projects
  • Keep detailed records
  • Analytical method experience a plus: Elemental Analysis, GC, HPLC, NMR, FTIR and UV/VIS spectroscopy
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Actively enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering or a related degree at an accredited university
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with microcontroller platforms, such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi, and electronic hardware
  • Experience with prototype fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and machine shop operation
Physical Demands:
  • Lift 40 pounds
  • Sit, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders
The Intern may be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials, such as compressed gases, cryogenic liquids, acids, bases, oxidizers, solvents, vacuum pump oils, and other hazardous chemicals. The Intern will receive specialized safety training and be an active member of the safety and spill teams. The Intern will travel between sites in a personal vehicle.

TDA carries out R&D in developing prototype devices, catalysis and adsorption, aerospace components, and personal protective equipment. TDA’s objective is to carry out research that leads to commercial products, several products that are the result of our research have gone into production or large-scale use, and others are nearing commercialization. TDA carries out work in a wide variety of areas, and virtually all staff work on two or three projects simultaneously.  Therefore, an ability to learn quickly is essential.

A successful candidate must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers, English language proficiency, and have excellent analytical skills. 

No sponsorship, relocation, or housing stipend available for this internship.

Pay rate is $20.00 per hour, without benefits as this is a Summer Internship and temporary.

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, actual compensation is subject to variation due to factors as education, experience, skill set, and/or location.


If you would like to request assistance with the application or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact [email protected].

TDA Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females / Minority / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Religion / National Origin

To view our Equal Opportunity Statement, please visit the TDA Careers Page.

 
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