Internship Opportunities in Advanced Process Control and Optimization


ExxonMobil is seeking graduate students pursuing M.S./Ph.D. degree in the area of advanced process control and optimization for internship positions.  The target start date is summer 2014.  The work locations are ExxonMobil’s Central Engineering offices in Baytown (TX), and petrochemical complexes in Baytown (TX) and Beaumont (TX).


During this applied research focused internship, the student will gain exposure to the real-life challenges associated with innovative advanced control solutions for large, complex petrochemical processes. Appropriate blend of technology innovation and business impact of technology solutions will be a key learning. List of potential assignments include model-based state and parameter estimation, distributed model predictive control and optimization, optimization of multi-scale systems, and integration of operations and control for large scale, increasingly autonomous manufacturing systems.


In addition to a strong technical background in advanced process control and optimization and demonstrated high levels of academic achievement, successful candidates will possess solid research capabilities, innovative thinking, strong initiative, and good communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates whose graduate research is aligned with ExxonMobil's R&D programs and are midway through their research program.


This search is open until 29 November 2013.  Interested candidates should apply to ExxonMobil Careers website, using the instructions provided below.


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Instructions for submitting the application online:


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2.      Click on Search Openings link at the bottom


3.      Use 19049 as Keyword; Click on Search


4.      Select the displayed entry, and click on Submit to 1 Job


5.      Select Create a login radio button, and follow the on-screen instructions