Energy & Chemicals XLarge
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.Role OverviewSolvay seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources, and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water, and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.The global business unit (GBU) of Technology Solutions in Solvay is a global leader in specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and solutions for the UV stabilization of polymers. Its portfolio includes world-class, leading-edge technologies, and unrivaled technical service and applications expertise that support our customers in developing tailor-made solutions, particularly for mining, where Solvay's products allow customers to extract metal concentrates from increasingly more complex and depleted ores.Job Title: Co-op intern for Mining Solutions Research & Innovation (R&I)Contract Time: 12 monthsStart Date: January/February 2023Full Time: YesSite: Stamford, CT, USABASIC PURPOSE OF THE POSITIONThe primary purpose of this position is to assist in the development of new specialty and sustainable reagents in the Mining Solutions R&I team for use in the mining industry. This position has the responsibility to carry out laboratory test work under the supervision of senior scientists on a daily basis. This position will also require the abilities of data analysis, report writing, and oral presentation to communicate clearly with the project teams and scientists. During the internship, the student will acquire broader industry knowledge, and learn the research and development (R&D) methodology to develop innovative and sustainable products.Key ResponsibilitiesPerform laboratory activities under the supervision of lead scientists, including testing substrate and chemical reagent preparation, carrying out the lab test work according to standard operating procedures (SOP), analytical sample preparation\submission, and operating lab instruments for application testing (heating oven, water bath, mass balance, viscometer, pH meter, flotation cell, Parr reactor, etc.).Document lab observations and results, analyze the data with scientists, and effectively communicate them to the project team.Understand and follow key Solvay safety policies and procedures for the site, including but not limited to the following:Lab safety awareness and guidelinesEmergency Response / Evacuation GuidelinesHousekeeping and 5S practices in the laboratoryEducation, Skills, and ExperiencesThird-year or final-year college students, or Master’s students with majors in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Mineral Processing/Extractive Metallurgy.Good hands-on skills for chemistry/application laboratory testing are preferredHigh safety awarenessAbility to communicate to multiple stakeholders – verbal and writtenAbility to work independently and in a team setting Good organization skillsGood prioritization skillsAttention to detailPrior industry internship experience is preferredAdditional InformationSolvay’s purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you - regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity - to consider a future with us.Important Important EEO information related to opening in the US
Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. Click on the links to read "The EEO is the Law" poster and the “EEO is the Law” poster Supplement. We will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. For more information, please click here. Solvay is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 800-311-3555 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.