Process Engineering Intern

Position Overview

As a Process Engineering Intern, you will work closely with the engineering team to develop a range of skills. You will support buildout, operation, and maintenance of research and manufacturing equipment. You will collaborate with a high-energy team of engineers and scientists in a fast-paced environment. The role’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Improve the workflow of NuMat’s research and manufacturing processes
  • Help design and build new analytical tools for the research team
  • Help install, evaluate, and troubleshoot new process equipment (e.g. reactors, breakthrough units)
  • Help create and streamline Standard Operating Procedures for research equipment, especially when it involves the formation of MOFs (e.g. granulating, extruding)

Scale Up

  • Use reaction kinetics, heat and mass transfer knowledge to scale MOF production
  • Assist in the operation of NuMat’s pilot units
  • Assist in the production of MOF material in the pilot plant
  • Translate chemical engineering theory to practice

Paid internships at NuMat have successfully transitioned into full time positions following the completion of undergraduate education. Interns will receive full training and be transitioned to independent projects over the summer period.


  • Must be a junior or senior studying chemical engineering. o Sophomores taking the junior chemical engineering track will be considered
  • Comfortable with fluid mechanics, kinetics, heat transfer, and mass transfer, especially as they relate to process units
  • Comfortable with standard workshop tools
  • Being comfortable with ASPEN/HYSYS chemical engineering software is a plus
  • Having previous industry experience is a plus

Personal Characteristics

    • Self-motivated, confident, and able to work in a fast-paced environment under some supervision
    • Entrepreneurial, meeting deadlines in a highly-collaborative environment while managing multiple priorities
    • A passion for learning new skills
    • Able to collaborate across functional and organizational lines and capable of working with all levels of individuals and cultures


Additional Information

All work authorizations (U.S. citizen, permanent resident, F-1 student) will be considered for this position. Please submit resumes and the name of a reference to [email protected] or apply via McCormick Connect.


At NuMat's main office in beautiful Skokie, IL.


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