INTERNSHIPS (RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS)

Lhoist

Large company6.4K employeesFamily-owned business of lime, dolime and mineral products

Published on January 8, 2024

  • Contract

    Internship (4 - 6 months)

  • Study level

    Master level

  • Location

    Nivelles,
    Remote work occasionally allowed

Lhoist Business Innovation Centre (BIC) is hiring 3 R&D Engineer Interns. If you are interested in working with a team of experts for 4-6 months there is your chance!  

Our internship program at Lhoist provides a hands-on work experience and an opportunity to work on projects that directly impact the organization. Send your application and get the opportunity to join our team!  


LHOIST GROUP AND OUR SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT  

Lhoist Group is a family-owned company. Since 1889, we have been producing and supplying lime, limestone, and mineral solutions for an ever-growing range of applications and sectors. Our company, with roots and headquarters in Belgium, is now present in more than 25 countries, with facilities in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. By working with our partners, we drive meaningful change to create a more sustainable future for all.

As an industry leader, our activity is essential for many sectors, like water treatment, agriculture, steel and construction. Our actions, based on our sustainability goals at their core, can play a critical role in improving the world by bringing purity and efficiency to a variety of applications. We are committed to sustainability as individuals and as a company. We cannot do it alone and we are hugely grateful for the forward thinking of our stakeholders and partners. Sustainability is a continuous challenge and we want to thank everyone who is working hard to make it such an integral part of our business, our daily operations, and our profitable future.

So, if you're eager to make a difference together with us, learn from the best, and grow both personally and professionally, come join us on this transformative journey towards a sustainable and impactful future! 🌿💼🌎


ABOUT THE INTERNSHIPS

IMPORTANT: While submitting your application, please mention the internship that you’re applying for.

 

1) R&D Engineer Intern (Calcination)

As an R&D Engineer Intern (Calcination), you will be in charge to help Lhoist with the goal to drastically reduce our CO2 footprint in the calcination process. The work will be to define and apply the best laboratory methodologies to evaluate the impact of not using fossil fuels on calcination.

Your main responsibilities:


  • Performing literature review about the existing analytical and high temperature lab protocols on calcination.
  • Developing a plan of experience based on the findings on the literature review.
  • Conducting a fundamental work on the impact of not using fossil fuels on calcination.
  • Analyzing the results and proposing a protocol to be implemented.

Education: Students in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Material Engineering, Metallurgy or Material Science.

 Languages: Fluency in English is a must.

Skills/Attitudes:


  • Cautious and aware of the lab safety.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Quality control.
  • Pro-active attitude.
  • Communicative, team-player.

Duration: 6 months. Preferably starting early 2024.

 

2) R&D Engineer Intern (Hydration) 

As an R&D Engineer Intern (Hydration), your mission will be to perform at lab scale different granulation tests to reach the targeted particle size distribution and characterize the resulting products.

Your main responsibilities:


  • Performing a bibliographic review (scientific publications and patents) on existing granulation processes and key parameters described in the literature.
  • Evaluating pros and cons of the different options listed and the easiness to implement them in our lab.
  • Conducting at lab scale different granulation tests and perform characterizations of the final products.
  • Organizing, processing and compiling data in a final report and presentation.

Education: Students in Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Material Science.

Languages: Fluency in English is a must. French is a plus.

Skills/Attitudes:


  • Dynamic, enthusiast and positive.
  • Critical thinker and proactive.
  • Eager to learn.
  • Results-oriented.

Duration: 5-6 months. Preferably starting early 2024.

 

 

3) R&D Engineer Intern (Glass)

As an R&D Engineer Intern (Glass), you will be in charge to help Lhoist with the development of our internal knowhow and of new innovative products focused on the glass-making industry. The work will be to evaluate a literature review of the impact of different glass formulation on glass quality, focused on color, and conduct lab melting trials by using different innovative solutions found in literature and also already available in Lhoist.

Your main responsibilities:


  • Performing literature review about glass batch formulation and glass color.
  • Developing a plan of experience.
  • Conducting a fundamental work on lab scale.
  • Analyzing the results and, if successful, supporting the discussion with sales and technical team.

Education: Students in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Material Engineering, Metallurgy or Material Science.

 Languages: Fluency in English is a must.

Skills/Attitudes:


  • Cautious and aware of the lab safety.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Quality control.
  • Pro-active attitude.
  • Communicative, team-player.

Duration: 6 months. Preferably starting early 2024.

 

Application deadline

Not given

Start date

As soon as possible

Job Category

Chemistry & Processes

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Lhoist

Family-owned business of lime, dolime and mineral products