Valero Mechanical Engineering Intern (Summer 2018) – U.S. Refining Locations in PORT ARTHUR, Texas
Are you ready to join the world’s largest independent refiner? Valero is on the search for energetic and motivated students to join the Valero Intern Program. The internship program has openings for Mechanical Engineering Interns who are ready for new and exciting challenges in a fast-paced environment.
Major Accountabilities: * Assists Refinery Mechanical Engineers, Inspectors and/or Metallurgists in providing technical support for a variety of refinery units in order to achieve reliable equipment performance and maximize equipment mechanical availability while meeting the company's safety, environmental, and economic objectives. * Assists in providing engineering services, such as, mechanical equipment design, inspection data analysis, fitness for service evaluations, equipment repair plan development, materials selection, root cause analysis of mechanical or corrosion related failures, troubleshooting equipment performance and developing recommended maintenance practices. * Performs routine engineering calculations (i.e., determinate statics, mechanical stress (normal, shear, bending, hoop), fluid flow, heat transfer and remaining life projections). * Analyzes and interprets pertinent inspection data to determine equipment life and develop repair or improvement plans. Works with process engineers to design and install new projects and other improvements to the refining units. * Recognizes Safety, Health and Environmental issues that impact the unit, the refinery and all personnel. Interprets instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. * Projects usually include one or more of the following: equipment design, preparation of specifications, equipment integrity evaluations, research investigations, report preparation, and other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific area of assignments.
Positions may be available at any of the following locations: Benicia, CA - Benicia Refinery Wilmington, CA - Wilmington Refinery Meraux, LA - Meraux Refinery Norco, LA - St. Charles Refinery Ardmore, OK - Ardmore Refinery Memphis, TN - Memphis Refinery Corpus Christi, TX - Bill Greehey Refinery Houston, TX – Houston Refinery Texas City, TX – Texas City Refinery Port Arthur, TX - Port Arthur Refinery San Antonio, TX – Valero Headquarters Sunray, TX - McKee Refinery Three Rivers, TX - Three Rivers Refinery
* Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering required. * Overall GPA of 3.4 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale preferred. * Obtained at least 60 credit hours by the start of summer internship required. * Graduation dates of August 2018 through May 2020 required. * Able to work 40 hours per weeks in the summer required.
Please include the following in your resume: Overall GPA and Major - Expected Graduation Date
All successful candidates must be eligible to obtain a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential). It is Valero’s policy that employees must wear this card at all times while working at the refinery. Please review eligibility criteria at https://twicprogram.tsa.dhs.gov.
Note: Valero’s pre-employment process includes successful completion of a background check, drug screen, and pre-employment physical (if applicable – depending on refinery location).
About the Valero Intern Program
Come and be a part of an engaging, fast-paced and meaningful internship! Valero’s Intern Program gives students a chance to turn their knowledge into hands-on experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn from the industry’s best through a formal mentor program, as they take on real-world projects. As a Valero Intern, you will be invited to visit Valero’s Headquarters for the annual Intern Symposium. Symposium is a three-day conference full of guest speakers, professional development sessions, and fun-filled events. The Valero Intern Program is more than a line item on your resume – it will prepare you for your future career.
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.4 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets carry Valero's brand names in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland
Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team.
Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.
Primary Location: United States
Req ID: 17001HK