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Refinery Engineer Intern

Location: Wichita, KS, United States
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2022
Category: Engineering
Job ID: 117796

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Safety-Kleen located in Wichita, KS is seeking a Refinery Engineer Intern. The ideal candidate will need 30-40 hours a week of time to dedicate to this role; a new graduate or student who is graduating soon would be the ideal candidate for this role. This position will be a temporary opportunity for 6 months from the date of hire. Prefer someone local to Wichita, KS- relocation and housing not provided.

Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

We are looking for a candidate who wants to gain some experience working in a facility/refinery environment. This job is for someone who is comfortable getting out from behind the desk and wants to work in a refinery environment. This internship would help with critical projects, developing/writing SOP’s, creating P&ID's, creating area classification diagrams, learning the processes’ that are currently in place from the staff that is currently working in different roles, and working alongside staff to implement more effective ways to reach targets/KPI’s.

Why work for Safety-Kleen?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5;
  • Paid internship;
  • Positive and safe work environments;
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work on critical projects at the refinery facility;
  • Write SOP’s to increase productivity and efficiencies;
  • Work alongside the current staff to understand if there are improvements that could be implemented;
  • Looking at KPI’s to help drive process improvements;
  • Work with the facility management team to accomplish a common goal of reliability and run ability.

What does it take to work for Safety-Kleen?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred or someone currently attending school;
  • Chemical Engineering is preferred, however Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil will also be considered;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to professionally communicate verbally all levels and functions of the organization individually and as a team;
  • Familiarity with P&ID's and AutoCAD are a plus;
  • Strong organizational skills with increased attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of regulations is an asset;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Join our team today! To learn more about our company and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste management, parts-cleaning technology, and oil re-refining. We collect over 200 million gallons of used motor oil each year and we have the largest re-refinery capacity in North America allowing us to re-refine more than 150 million gallons each year.
Every day, we help our customers resolve their waste management needs and reduce their carbon footprint. PROTECTION. CHOICES. PEOPLEMAKE GREEN WORK ™

We thank all those interested in joining the Safety-Kleen team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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