Jobs, Co-ops, and Internships

Current Job Opportunities in Chemical Engineering

Evergreen Packaging’s Mill

Evergreen Packaging’s Mill in Pine Bluff is a fully integrated mill, meaning logs to poly coated paper, employing approximately 1,000.  They produce two grades of paper, 480,000 tons per year of liquid packaging board used in table top, milk and juice containers and 185,000 tons per year of light weight coated paper used in magazines and books.

Evergreen has 5 boilers on site, 3 recovery that burn the lignin produced in the pulping process, 1 that is bio fueled – bark, and 1 gas fired, and 3 turbine generators producing up to 80 megawatts per day of electricity.  They have automatic guided vehicles that move paper and robotics all over the place. 

Evergreen's goal is to hire at least 6 engineers to start this May and also hire some interns for the summer.  They are also seeking process control engineers.  Engineer’s to be a mix of electrical, mechanical and chemical.  They would like candidates that are production oriented and have a goal to move into management, either production or maintenance.  They have just engineers on site, but need people that want to advance in the organization and become Evergreen's future.   

Link to the current entry level engineer posting:

NALCO Water |An Ecolab Company

Nalco has an opening for a full-time technical sales engineering position for Northwest Arkansas and is looking for a December 2018 chemical engineering graduate to fill the position.  If you are interested in being considered for the position, send your resume to:

Carrie Player
SR. Talent Acquisition Specialist
NALCO Water |An Ecolab Company
T 636-544-3993     E 

Hershey Company in Bentonville  

The Hershey Company in Bentonville has an opening for a full-time December 2018 graduate in their Bentonville office.  The description of the Sales Analyst position is available at:  The position came about because of a promotion of one of their former graduates to an engineering position with Hershey in Pennsylvania.

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in Little Rock has an immediate opening for a full-time chemical engineer in their Office of Water Quality.  The position description is attached.  This is a state agency, and all job applications must be submitted to the State Application website through the link: 

Arkansas State Jobs

If you have any questions regarding the position or application, please feel free to contact Zhengyang Liu ( or 501-682-0653). 

Enviro Tech Chemical Services

Enviro Tech Chemical Services in Helena, AR is looking for a December 2018 or May 2019 Chemical Engineering graduate to come join their family.  Enviro Tech is going through a large expansion in 2019 and has an opening for an entry level full-time Process Controls Engineer.   Over the last 2 ½ years, Enviro Tech has hired three students from UofA Chemical Engineering Department and would love to continue recruiting more as they continue to grow.  If you are interested in the job, send your resume to Joel Weigle at

Eastern Oregon University Environmental and Safety Professional

Eastern Oregon University is looking for an Environmental and Safety Professional as described at the following link  Questions may be directed to:

Anna G. Cavinato, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd.
La Grande, OR 97850
tel. 541-962-3561
fax 541-962-3873

Arkansas Teacher Corps

The Arkansas Teacher Corps is a service organization that recruits high-achieving, service-minded graduates from all majors and backgrounds to teach in middle school or high school classroom in the areas of greatest need across the state. We accept applications from all majors; no previous education coursework is required. Additional information can be found on our website at Feel free to contact us at or 479-575-6418 if you have any questions.

Current Co-ops, Internship Opportunities and REU Opportunities

Porocel in Little Rock

Porocel, a catalyst development company in Little Rock, is wanting to hire an intern for Summer 2019.  They are looking for sophomores or juniors who would be open to full-time employment after graduation.  The company is flexible on start/end dates, as long as the internship is in the summer window.  If you are interested, send your resume to 

Andrew Kincannon 

LSU Chemical Engineering REU

There is an REU program to be hosted in the Chemical Engineering Department at Louisiana State University this summer. The application deadline is March 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the REU email account or visit

Tennessee Tech 2018 National Science Foundation REU Site

Tennessee Tech has a new REU Site for 2018, called “Immersive Research in Energy Generation, Storage/Conversion, and Power Transmission.”  The REU focuses on a broad spectrum of energy resiliency and sustainability topics including electrochemical, photovoltaic and thermochemical science and engineering.  Undergraduates are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in green energy.  Full information on the REU may be found at, and applications are due April 2.  Participating students will receive a $5000 stipend, on-campus housing, and allowances for food, travel, and research supplies.  There will also be field trips to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and energy industry partner sites during the ten-week immersive experience.




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