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Renewable Energy Group Intern, Electrical Engineer in Ames, Iowa

Our comprehensive,12-week paid internship programgives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 17, 2021 and end August 7, 2021. REG values our interns. Our hopes are to host you in person, but with the potential of being remote like we committed to in the summer of 2020.


This position is responsible for assisting and performing a variety of engineering duties, including design and maintenance of new electrical, instrumentation and control systems and upgrades, continuous improvement of current production processes, and evaluation of new technologies. This position will be a technical expert in plant instrumentation and control systems and electrical infrastructure at all REG facilities.


Key Accountability one

  • Assist the senior Electrical Engineer to;

  • Write specifications for fit form and function electrical, instrumentation and controls for existing plants and new projects.

  • Evaluate new equipment for use in capital projects and/or end of life replacements for currently installed components.

  • Work with Process and construction Engineers on control strategies for new and existing systems.

  • Work with Process and construction Engineers to create instrumentation specifications

  • Specify equipment based on electrically classified locations.

  • Assist in the specification reviews of Safety Instrumented Systems Review and develop maintenance procedures.

  • Review proposals to ensure all planned purchases meet REG specifications and applicable codes

  • Establish maintenance procedures for all electrical, instrumentation and controls

  • Manage upgrades of all electrical equipment, instrumentation and controls

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: Junior or Senior in an accredited 4 year bachelor’s degree program in electrical engineering or other discipline plus experience.

Experience Required: None

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio)

Knowledge of the NEC NFPA 70

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

JD Edwards

ISA or other professional certifications


Emerson AMS Asset Management Suite

Various HMI, PLC and Control systems including Rockwell, Allen Bradley, and Delta V

Various Instrumentation including E&H and Rosemount

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.