R&D Engineering Internship - 2018

  • Company: Praxair
  • Location: Tonawanda, New York
  • Posted: August 31, 2017
  • Reference ID: 17002104
For more than 100 years, Praxair has taken something as fundamental as air and turned it into ways to make food taste better, plants operate cleaner and more efficiently, breathing easier and entertainment more exciting - in short, to make all our lives better.

Praxair is a Fortune 300 company and the products and technology we develop impact more than 20 different industries. We're one of the world's largest industrial gases businesses and you see our work every day, often without realizing it.

As a growing company, Praxair is always looking for talented, energetic and ambitious people to join our high-performing team of 26,000 employees working in more than 50 countries.

Our exciting internship program will give you hands-on, career specific experience in an industry where no two days are the same. With over 4,000 patents and pending applications, you will be working right along-side the people that have revolutionized the industrial gases industry. At the same time, you will be making your own impact with a company where your hard work makes a difference in your community, environment, and career!

Why work for Praxair? Besides offering a competitive salary, Praxair interns will gain valuable real world experience in a demanding industry. The goal of our internship program is to provide hands-on practical experience for the student while potentially developing the individual to take on a full-time role with Praxair post-graduation.

R&D Intern’s will be part of a team involved with research, planning, designing and execution of experiments. You will evaluate results and provide recommendations to management. Your project may be in the exploratory, proof of concept, pilot, beta, initial commercialization or migration phase of new technology development. Successful interns will have exceptional technical and leadership skills and the ability to effectively apply those skills in an industrial environment. We are looking for highly creative individuals with initiative and drive, excellent interpersonal & communication skills, and a track record of personal accountability and success throughout their academic and work career(s). Interns will also be given broad exposure to Praxair's business, engineering, and marketing functions.

R&D internship opportunities are available for students in the following areas:

Tonawanda, NY (near Buffalo, NY) or Burr Ridge, IL (near Chicago, IL)
  • Advanced Process Control
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Electronics & Specialty Gas Applications
  • Machinery Development (compressors, turbines, pumps)
  • Materials Development (ceramics, adsorbents, polymeric membranes)
  • Separations Process Development
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Process Development
  • Combustion and Metals Technology/Fabrication
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Process Equipment
  • Process Chemistry
  • Heat Transfer
  • Food/Beverage and Water Applications
  • Cryogenic Air Separation
  • Hydrogen and Energy Supply System
  • Advanced Analytics, IoT

Pursuing OR recently obtained a:
Thesis/Research Based Master's Degree OR PhD/Doctorate degree in one of the following majors:
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Material Science or Ceramics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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