Process Engineer - Summer Internship

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman, is seeking a Process Engineer Intern for our facility located in Chicago, IL.  Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Process Engineer Intern position will provide support. The intern will learn the essential duties of a process engineer and perform studies related to product and process improvement. 



  • Primarily assist with analyzing prime net yield in an effort to maximize profitability
  • Work closely with the Production, Quality and Finance Departments in identifying the root cause(s) for net yield loss at the facility
  • Prepares excel documents for analysis
  • Participates in evaluating data
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Measure process outputs and determine equipment capacity
  • Maintain daily documentation of observations
  • Collect data and perform statistical analysis to determine process effectiveness
  • Execute experiments to make process improvements
  • Report findings to the management team
  • Special projects and duties as assigned



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current College student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a related field (chemical, mechanical, material science, metallurgy, or industrial preferred)
  • A strong team player is necessary with the ability to coordinate efforts of many individuals internal and external to the organization
  • Sound decision making ability, computational, and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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