Engineering Intern
Veolia North America

El Segundo, California

Posted in Engineering

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Company Description

About Veolia North America

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website

Job Description

Pay Rate: $20.00 - $25.00, Per Hour

Position Purpose:

The Engineering Intern provides process engineering support with field data collection, monitoring, and data analysis for the Engineering Department. The intern position works to provide up-to-date information on the critical membrane processes at one of the largest water recycling facilities in the country. The desired candidate should be a sophomore or junior majoring in engineering at an accredited college/university. The position is a yearlong internship.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Engineering Manager.
  • The position requires the selected candidate to work between 16-20 hours per week (not to exceed 1,000 hours annually) during the calendar year. The position is not entitled to any company benefits.
  • Perform field data collection on various MF/RO Processes.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze water recycling data for reports, monitoring, and process control.
  • Perform process troubleshooting under the guidance of Process Engineers.
  • May oversee small-scale projects to for process optimization or safety improvement.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee will be in both an office setting and an industrial facility environment.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee may be exposed to chemicals, silica, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, greases, oils, electrical energy, solvents, and vibrations.
  • The employee may work on slippery/uneven surfaces, around machinery with moving parts, moving objects/vehicles, and ladder/scaffolding, below ground, and may be exposed to water and other liquid materials.
  • The employee will be provided and is required to wear personal protective equipment such as high visibility vest, safety-toed boots/shoes, safety glasses, and hard-hat.



  • Sophomore/Junior at an accredited college/university majoring in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering required.
  • Previous work experience desired.


  • Fundamental knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics/hydraulics, engineering principles,
  • Experience in a laboratory setting a plus.
  • Basic understanding of water, wastewater, and/or water recycling treatment processes a plus.
  • Possess proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Possess effective communication skills in both written and oral format.
  • Be comfortable performing analyses and data collection in an industrial-type setting.
  • Access to a personal vehicle needed for travel to and from offsite facilities as needed.

Required Certification/Licenses/Training:

  • Valid CA Driver's License required.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • Regularly required to talk and/or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to climb stairs or ladders or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision as well as the ability to distinguish color and shades.
  • Technical dexterity is required in performing chemical and instrumental analytical procedures.
  • Employee may be required to lift/move up to 50 pounds.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.


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