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Materials and Corrosion Engineer (Intern) - Blaine, WA

Materials and Corrosion Engineer (Intern) - Blaine, WA

  • Location United States of America - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Business Support Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068191
  • 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applications within the same academic year then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications.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.

The Materials & Corrosion Engineer is responsible for material selection, corrosion mechanism identification and prediction at an oil refinery. In addition, the corrosion and materials engineer supports the site corrosion management and static equipment inspection and integrity programs.

As a Corrosion and Materials Engineer intern at our Cherry Point Refinery you will:

• Build relationships and develop a partnership with operations, maintenance, and projects to engage in materials and corrosion initiatives.

•Support Turnaround and Project activities related to the materials and corrosion discipline.

• Provide technical basis for Risk Based Inspection (RBI) activities including turnaround scope development and onstream inspection plans.

• Create, modify, and interpret Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) and provide technical recommendations to asset teams to minimize equipment damage.

• Participate in Damage Mechanism Reviews (DMRs) including corrosion mechanism identification, estimated damage rates, and susceptible locations.

• Material selection, including technical welding requirements for project and maintenance work.

• Provide technical input to inspectors, integrity specialists, and engineers for equipment inspection coverage and frequency thru data interpretation, analysis, and calculations.

Minimum Requirements

• Pursuing Bachelors Degree 

• GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Graduation date between Dec 2024 – May 2025

• bp will not support US immigration sponsorship for internships

• Majoring in one of the following Corrosion/Materials, Mechanical Engineering/Technology, Chemical Engineering, or closely related discipline

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.

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.

Job Type

Cherry Point CO-Ops are an on-site position, no remote and/or hybrid work setup

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

Negligible travel should be 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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