Ketjen 2024 Fall Chemical Engineering Co-Op Program

Pasadena, Texas, United States of America
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Job Description

Are you ready to move your career forward and help shape our company’s and customers’ futures?

If you aspire to challenge yourself, work with the best in the industry and join a successful team where you can make a meaningful contribution, then we invite you to join us at Ketjen Corporation, a provider of advanced catalyst solutions to leading producers in the petrochemical, refining, and specialty chemicals industries. Together, we can create a legacy marked by innovation, excitement, and energy.

Ketjen, wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation, is seeking rising sophomores and juniors to join our Fall 2024 Chemical Engineering Co-Op Program. The ideal candidate would be available to work full-time for 12 weeks from August 26th to November 29th at our Bayport Site in Pasadena, Texas.



Why choose to intern at Ketjen? We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Three vacation days and company holidays
  • Social engagement programs
  • Senior executive leadership networking opportunities
  • Corporate housing (for those who meet relocation criteria)
  • Full-time conversion opportunities


  • Strong written and verbal communications skills 

  • Must be able to commit to a full-time schedule (40 hrs/week)

  • Prior industrial or manufacturing experience a plus 


  • Seeking senior- level candidates (any graduation date between May 2025 - Dec 2025) 

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master'sdegree from an ABET Accredited University majoring in Chemical Engineering or a similar discipline 

  • Desired Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale 


Job Responsibilities for a Chemical Engineering Co-Op includes one or more of the following: 

  • Process development and scale up from bench scale to commercial scale 

  • Plan and execute sample productions of new chemical products for application/customer testing and market development 

  • Guide and support process hazard analyses prior to scale up 

  • Develop speculative economics for new products and processes 

  • Develop and implement safety, quality, environmental and profit improvement projects 

  • Communicate with, travel to, and provide technical support to operating plants worldwide to implement improvements, troubleshoot problems, or help increase production, reduce costs, improve quality or reduce environmental impact 

We are partners to one another in pioneering new ways to be better for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. When you join Albemarle, you become our most essential element and you can anticipate competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and resources that foster your well-being and fuel your personal growth. Help us shape the future, build with purpose and grow together.

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