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Process Engineer Intern

Location McPherson, Kansas Date posted 02/22/2024 Job ID 12745 Work arrangement: On-Site
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity at our Oil Refinery facility in McPherson, Kansas. We are looking for a Process Engineer Intern to provide technical support assistance to refinery Process Engineers for a variety of refinery units in order to achieve optimal performance while meeting company safety, environment, and economic guidelines. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Perform routine engineering calculations.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret detailed unit operations data to troubleshoot and optimize operating issues.
  • Issue recommendations to improve unit yields and energy usage.
  • Recognize and report and/or suggest recommendations regarding safety, health and environmental issues that impact operations and personnel.
  • Interpret instructions and apply learned engineering principles on assignments, complex features, and possible solutions.
  • Projects may include: equipment design, testing of materials, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigations, report preparation, and other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques in particular areas of assignments.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Currently enrolled in a Chemical Engineering program at a four-year college/university
  • Available to work 40 hours per week

Additional Qualifications

  • Currently a Junior enrolled in a Chemical Engineering program at a four-year college/university
  • Previous internship experience in the petrochemical or refining industry

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including respirators

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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