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Chemistry or Chemical Engineering R&D Intern

Company: Minerals Technologies
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a leading, technology-driven specialty minerals company that develops, produces, and markets a broad range of mineral and mineral-based products, related systems and services. MTI serves a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including household and personal care, paper, foundry, steel, construction and environmental solutions around the world. The company reported global sales of $2.1 billion in 2022.

MTI focuses on two major segments - Consumer & Specialties and Engineered Solutions.
Our Consumer & Specialities segment offers technologically enhanced products to consumer-driven end markets plus specialty additives that become functional components in a variety of consumer and industrial goods. This segment includes our Household & Personal Care and Specialty Additives product lines. The Household & Personal Care product line provides mineral-to-market products that serve consumer-oriented end markets including Pet Care, Personal Care, Fabric Care, Edible Oil, and Renewable Fuel Purification. Our Specialty Additives product line provides mineral-based technologies serving Paper, Packaging, Sealants & Adhesives, Paint & Coatings, Ceramics, Plastics, Food & Pharmaceutical markets.
Our Engineered Solutions segment offers advanced process technologies and solutions that are designed to improve our customers' manufacturing processes and projects. This segment includes our High-Temperature Technologies and Environmental & Infrastructure product lines. Our High-Temperature Technologies product line offers specially-formulated blends and technologies primarily for Foundry and Steelmaking industries. Our Environmental & Infrastructure product line provides waterproofing, water purification, remediation and other fluid management technologies for critical projects for Remediation, Water Purification, and Infrastructure.
MTI provides a business environment and promotes a culture that encourages all employees to contribute to our success. We have long been committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people. We recognize that MTI's ability to provide the highest caliber of products and services is enhanced by a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities and countries in which we work.
Job Summary:Our Specialty Minerals Inc. division currently has an opening for a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering graduate student level summer-internship at our Bethlehem, PA USA research laboratory.Responsibilities:

  • Conceive of product concepts that may satisfy target applications or markets defined above.
  • Construct lab-scale experimental designs to synthesize prototypes and test for feasibility in application.
  • Execute experimental plans, test/characterize products, and conduct statistical analysis of results for meaning and conclusions from hypotheses.
  • Experience with Precipitated calcium carbonate, Ground calcium carbonate and talc in sealants, rubber and personal care applications with emphasis on food and pharma.
  • Will have a senior-level onsite as a mentor.Qualifications:General Requirements of the position are:
    • Research Objective is to conceive and synthesize lab-scale functionalized mineral products that combine surface functionalization (organic and/or inorganic) with base mineral synthesis. This includes working with the research team to test feasibility of synthesized product concepts in targeted, value-added applications.
    • Candidate's background will include Junior, senior or graduate student attending a university studying a scientific field such as chemistry or chemical engineering, material science, mineral processing holding laboratory experience that demonstrates good, safe laboratory practices combined with technical expertise in surface functionalization of inorganic synthesized minerals. Directly related graduate research experience is desired.Working Hours:
      • 40-hours/week, 5-days a week
      • Start/end Dates Negotiable within the timeframe of May/June start and concluding Aug/Sept.
        Work Location:Specialty Minerals Inc.
        5 Highland Ave.
        Bethlehem, PA 18017
        EOE -

Keywords: Minerals Technologies, Bethlehem , Chemistry or Chemical Engineering R&D Intern, Engineering , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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