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Instrument & Control Engineer (Intern) - Blaine, WA

Instrument & Control Engineer (Intern) - Blaine, WA

  • Location United States of America - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category Business Support Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068175
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Business Support Group

Job Summary:

Grade K

Responsible for acquiring valuable insight and knowledge that can further the intern's interest in their chosen career field through gaining work experience through a carefully monitored assignment and learning about the business and the Company.

Job Description:

***Please note: you can apply to (1) bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications. 

bp’s Cherry Point refinery is one of the most modern refineries in the US, the largest in Washington, and the fourth largest on the West Coast. It supplies about 20 percent of Washington’s gasoline needs and fuels, and a significant amount of the jet fuel to Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, BC international airports.

As an Instrument Engineer at our Cherry Point Refinery you will:

•            Collaborate in a diverse team environment and interact with professionals across operations, maintenance, environmental, and safety to provide technical support for the operating units.

•            Work to design, analyze, and troubleshoot instrumentation used to measure flow, pressure, level, and temperature, as well as devices used in gas detection, analyzers, process control hardware, and process logic design. 

•            Using analytical methods to develop maintenance strategies for instrumentation equipment to optimize operational availability.

•            Make our process more cost effective, efficient, and technologically competitive.

Taking on the role as Instrument Engineer intern means resolving refinery production critical problems on instrumentation, as well as supporting day-to-day maintenance and operating activities.  Alongside a strong technical degree that means using your analytical and technical expertise to help optimize and improve operating units, design and project management of projects, and engineering solutions for major unit maintenance events. 

Successful interns will be considered for a full-time role within our One Engineering Program upon earning their degree. The One Engineering Program at bp is a development program for Early career discipline engineers, in which they will build their experience through challenging development assignments, develop a toolkit of transferable skills for the future, and have a dedicated network of support to help them succeed.

At bp, we love our interns! In addition to developing your technical capabilities within your given discipline, we ensure you enjoy your time with us and have a fun summer. Some of the wonderful things you’ll experience as a bp intern are:

•           12-week internship

•            Competitive pay

•            Retirement savings opportunities

•            bp provided corporate housing with furnished apartments.

•            Relocation assistance (if eligible)

•            Social events, lunch & learns and community service opportunities.

•            “Chat with a Leader” sessions

•            Projects centered on meaningful work and true business impacts.

Minimum Requirements

• Pursuing Bachelors Degree 

• GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Grad date between Dec 2024-May 2025

• bp will not support US immigration sponsorship for internships or full-time employment.

Preferred Requirements

• Majoring in Electrical Engineering/Technology, Mechanical Engineering/Technology, Chemical Engineering, Controls Engineering, or closely related discipline

**There is no remote working for this position

How much do we pay?

We pay interns and co-ops a set non-negotiable monthly rate based on your degree major, degree level and year of graduation. For this position, monthly salaries range from ($6,667) to ($7,917).

*Please note the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the base pay for this position at the time of posting.  You may learn more about our generous benefits here Explore Our Benefits.

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Adaptability, Authenticity, Collaboration, Communication, Continuous Learning, Courage, Creativity and Innovation, Curiosity, Decision Making, Digital fluency, Ethical judgement, Excellence, Influencing, Knowledge Sharing, Listening, Managing volatility, Problem Solving, Resilience, Self-Awareness, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management, Understanding Emotions, Writing skills

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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