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"Chemical Engineers in Computing and Systems Technology, AIChE" <[log in to unmask]>
John Hedengren <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 8 Jan 2010 17:37:24 -0600
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Process Control Applications Graduate Intern

ExxonMobil Chemical is searching for 2 engineering graduate students
pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of advanced process control and optimization
for an internship experience.  The target start date is Summer 2010.  The
work location is the Baytown Engineering Complex near Houston, TX.

Engineers in the Core Engineering section contribute to the design,
implementation, and sustainment of the advanced automation systems at
ExxonMobil chemical plants that enable processes to run safely, cleanly,
and more profitably.  Our engineers design innovative solutions to complex
control problems, develop new tools to help control room operators and
engineers better operate the manufacturing facilities, and implement these
solutions in practice.  Our current interests are in scalable model-based
estimation, control, and optimization technologies for increasingly
autonomous manufacturing systems.

During this research focused internship, the student will gain exposure to
the real-life challenges involved with designing innovative advanced
control solutions for large, complex refining and chemical processes. The
business impact of technology solutions will be emphasized. Preference will
be given to candidates whose graduate research is aligned with Core
Engineering's R&D program.

In addition to a research background in advanced process control and
demonstrated high levels of academic achievement, successful candidates
will demonstrate solid technical capabilities, innovative thinking, strong
initiative, and good communication skills.

This search is open until 28 Jan 2010.  Interested candidates should apply
for the position by sending a resume to [log in to unmask]