Jobs, Co-ops, and Internships

Current Job Opportunities in Chemical Engineering

Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products has immediate openings (May 2018 or earlier graduate) for full-time process engineers.  This newly-created position will provide engineering support to the Firestone Building Products Company Muscle Shoals, AL and Prescott, AR manufacturing facilities. The position will be located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  The position will focus on one of our Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) plants, and will drive standardization and process improvements utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies. These jobs require 2-5 years of experience, but the company will relax this requirement for the right person.  If you are interested in the job, send your resume to Tristan Williams (, Process Engineering Manager, Firestone Building Products. For more information please click here.

Pryor Chemical Company

Prior Chemical in Pryor, Oklahoma, has an opening for a full-time process engineer.  Experience is desired, but not essential.  Summer 2017 or December 2017 graduates are preferred.  If you are interested, send your resume to  Robert Boyd,

Shell Oil

Shell Oil is looking for a full-time chemical engineer at one of Shell’s assets in the Northeast U.S.  The link to the position is 69694BR: Terminal Facility Engineer - Maintenance & Reliability (Providence RI).  Recent and upcoming graduates should apply even if they do not meet the 5-yr experience requirement.  Michael Taiwo (the speaker at last year’s department banquet) gave us the information about this position, and would be happy to provide coaching and feedback to interested candidates.  Michael’s contact information follows:

Oluwafemi Michael Taiwo, PhD, PE
Sr. Facilities Engineer – South
Trading & Supply, Americas Operations
Shell, Downstream Trading & Supply
Softphone: +1 504 425 2035  Mobile: +1 479 966 7776

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 and Internship Opportunities

DuPont Nutrition and Health

DuPont Nutrition and Health has an opening for a process engineering co-op for the Summer/Fall 2018 time frame (6-8 month commitment) in their Pryor, Oklahoma, plant.  A job description and a list of qualifications for the position can be seen here.  If you are interested in applying,  send your resume to Jennifer Jones.

LSU Chemical Engineering REU

Louisiana State University will be hosting a 10-week REU program in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering this summer. The 10-week program introduces students to the nature of research-oriented careers in chemical engineering with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship and how advances in basic science can be transitioned to practice. Participants are matched with faculty mentors based on student interest. Weekly seminars, field trips, and workshops provide students with research skill development and professional development topics such as ethics, patents, and intellectual property. Students will also receive direct mentoring on entrepreneurship from faculty who have successfully launched start-up companies and mentors from the LSU Innovation Park. Many events occur in conjunction with concurrent LSU summer undergraduate programs in physics, computational science, and biomedical science. If you are interested in apply, or would like to find out more information please visit For direct questions please email


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