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Chemical Engineer Intern

Job Summary

CalPortland is seeking a summer intern for the Corporate Engineering Group. This internship is ideal for a student interested in chemical engineering. The intern will have the opportunity to work on a variety of heavy capital projects and/or maintenance projects. This internship will provide exposure to various plants (aggregate, ready-mix, and cement).


  • Complete Safety and MSHA training and any other site/job specific required training
  • Assist in process audits and analyses at various facilities and help implement identified improvements
  • Research best practices and critically apply them to solve problems in the field
  • Identify frequent failure points, determine appropriate corrective actions and work with operations and maintenance personnel to implement solutions in the field
  • Collaborate with the Energy Management Team to identify energy savings opportunities throughout the company
  • Learn about other CalPortland departments and interface as required  
  • Attend summer intern orientation event at corporate headquarters in Glendora, CA
  • Perform plant tasks as assigned


Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good attendance and punctual
  • Willingness to work hands-on outside in various facilities located in desert climates
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting with various disciplines and personalities
  • Must possess valid driver's license, insurance and be insurable to drive company vehicles


  • Experience with equipment management software
  • Prior experience or internship in construction or building materials industry



At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.



Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.


Chemical Engineer Intern

Job Req ID:  1961
Job Type:  Temporary - Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

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