Engineering Intern - Panama City
At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world. We are looking for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 Co-Op and Interns at our Panama City, Florida site.
The Operations Co-op position exists as a developmental support position for our manufacturing operations teams. The position will be involved in day-to-day process engineering support activities and also be responsible for completing 1-2 larger, long-term projects which will be defined at the beginning of the co-op rotation. Co-ops will be targeted at the sophomore and junior levels and will complete 2-3 rotations within the Company's manufacturing operations and may be assigned to manufacturing plants located in Panama City, Florida; Pensacola, Florida; Savannah, Georgia, Belpre, Ohio and Dover, Ohio.
The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:
- Define and complete 1-2 large projects within the rotation period.
- Gain knowledge of the Company's operations and provide technical support as needed.
- Participate in plant management and departmental team meetings.
- Create and deliver end of semester presentation/report to senior management and executive leadership.
- Keen focus on personal and physical safety.
- Operates with integrity.
- Technical engineering knowledge.
- Courage to make tough decisions.
- Flexible and willing to work in an industrial, unionized chemical plant setting.
- Self-motivated and driven.
- Positive can-do attitude.
- Solid teamwork and leadership abilities.
- Capable of learning and applying knowledge and skills to the performance of analytical, engineering, and technical work.
- Communicates effectively (written and verbal).
- Influencing and facilitation skills.
- Able to research and integrate new ideas into the business.
- Committed to completing the rotational program.
- Clear interest in polymer or chemical manufacturing engineering as a field of study and profession.
- Experience performing work in a manufacturing setting preferred.
- Basic understanding and knowledge of manufacturing operations processes, procedures, and equipment.
- Must evidence effective business communication skills, (oral, written, instructional, and presentation).
- Must be a proficient user of Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Willingness to work in an industrial manufacturing process/operation.
- Able to work off hours if needed/necessary.
- Students seeking Bachelor’s degree in Polymer or Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry.
- A current undergraduate or graduate-level student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Polymer or Chemical Engineering or related technical field with a minimum 3.0 GPA.