Student Co-Op 1
Location: Cartersville, GA
Student Co-Op 1 – Cartersville, Georgia
Water Research Center (WRC), Energy & Environment
Two Positions Available
From water treatment to water reuse, and from solidification and stabilization to moisture recovery, Southern Research transforms how water is used. Much of our water-related research takes place at the WRC, a state-of-the-art facility in Cartersville, Georgia, where we are responsible for scientific research, facility management, operations, business development, and laboratory analysis. Our scientific research includes bench and pilot scale testing of wastewater treatment technologies. Much of our work is focused on management and treatment of water from coal fired power plants.
To learn more, please visit our website, http://www.southernresearch.org/energy-environment/.
This position serves as an engineering trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing engineering competencies. This is a temporary assignment based on the academic calendar of the affiliated school. A student generally participates in a minimum of two work periods. Co-op students work under close supervisor of a more experienced engineer or manager. Co-ops are assigned to business related projects.
A suitable candidate will be currently enrolled in the second or third year of an engineering or chemistry program and preferably with a concentration in water or environmental emphasis.
- Serves as a trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing engineering competencies
- Participates in the execution of highly technical and complex engineering projects under the direction of a more senior engineer or engineering manager. May or may not work independently.
- Researches, compiles and evaluates data sources, background information and/or technology related to the area of specialization
- Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records
- Operates and maintains bench and pilot testing equipment
- Conducts laboratory testing and analysis
- Maintains knowledge of engineering discipline through familiarity with current literature
- Observes appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding, and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),
- Ensures compliance to all regulatory and safety requirements
- Performs other duties as may be required by supervisor
- BS degree in progress in chemistry, environmental, civil or chemical engineering required
- Experience in the field of specialization may be limited to course work. Prior engineering work experience a plus, but not required.
- Knowledge in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety protocol related to the possible exposures to dust, chemicals, etc. that could potentially affect the health of the employee
- Knowledge of use of protective equipment and safety protocols related to handling hazardous materials
- Ability to observe appropriate safety and study requirements by reading, understanding, and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
- Competency in Microsoft Office Suites Products and other relevant software