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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Quality Assurance and Support in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive,12-week paid internship programgives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 18, 2020 and end August 7, 2020.


The purpose of this job is to perform laboratory testing and data analysis in support of activities associated with the production, sale, and distribution of REG products; with continuous improvement of REG product quality, manufacturing processes and with business development initiatives.


Analytical Support

• Assess quality and operability for products sold by REG

• Assist in designing and conducting laboratory experiments in support of continuous improvement and business development initiatives

• Evaluate feedstocks for REG manufacturing processes

• Write technical reports and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed

Laboratory Functions

• Organize and maintain laboratory data and other laboratory records

• Perform general laboratory maintenance and cleaning

• Perform laboratory testing as required

• Document all laboratory work, observations, and test results in laboratory notebooks, instrument records, and technical reports

Quality Support

• Compile and analyze data, and generate data reports for applicable stakeholders using Microsoft Excel and PI

• Coordinate sample analysis with independent laboratories

• Create, update, and organize technical documentation for REG products and resources

• Provide technical and product quality information to REG team members from other departments and locations

Other frequent duties:

• Adhere to existing safety standards and help develop new laboratory safety practices whenever possible

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required:Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Science, Engineering, Data Analysis, or related degree

**Senior, Junior, or Sophomore status preferred

Experience Required:Laboratory, research, or customer service experience required

**Relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, OneNote)

Basic accounting skills

Advanced math skills

Basic chemistry knowledge

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Knowledge of oils and fats or of other agricultural products and processing

Knowledge of petroleum industry and products

Experience with product quality assurance methodologies and troubleshooting (root-cause analysis, statistical quality control, etc.)

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.