Process Control Applications Graduate Intern
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE) is searching for a chemical
engineering graduate student 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 EMRE’s Central
Engineering Office in Fairfax, VA.
Engineers in EMRE’s Advanced Control section contribute to the design,
implementation, and sustainment of the advanced automation systems at
ExxonMobil refineries and 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. To stay current with new technologies, engineers in the
Advanced Control section keep in contact with academic researchers to
learn about their latest research developments.
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 EMRE’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 18 Dec 2009.
Interested candidates should apply for the position by visiting this
Once there, click on “Click to apply” and then “Search openings.” Enter
“engineering” in the keyword box and select “University Student Seeking
an Internship/Student Placement” from the “Employment Type” box. After
selecting “Search,” find your school in the available list. Inside of
your school’s posting, follow the instructions to submit your resume to
the job / campus folder.
Once you have completed the online application, please email your resume
to Nicholas Hernjak at [log in to unmask] with “graduate
internship” in the subject line. Contact Nick at 703-846-4800 with any