Chemical Engineering: Refining
Works with field operators, console operators and unit managers to provide optimization, troubleshooting advice and generalized technical guidance on operating units within refinery.
Assists with compliance reports and emission tracking. Performs and reports daily emissions calculations. Reviews and incorporates regulatory updates.
Process Controls Engineering
Supports refineries through control and instrument activities. Supports hardware and software platforms. Troubleshoots when necessary.
Mechanical Engineering: Refining
Troubleshoots equipment operation and maintenance problems. Analyzes equipment performance. Implements programs to improve reliability and decrease reactive maintenance.
Develops and engineers project scope for variety of capital expense and maintenance projects. Supports timely and efficient project execution.
Electrical Engineering: Refining
Electrical (Power) Engineering
Responsible for overall safety and reliability of industrial power distribution system. Supports refinery projects by developing equipment design specifications, performing engineering design reviews and providing startup/commissioning technical support. Develops and leads electrical reliability improvement initiatives.
Process Controls Engineering
Develops and implements process control schemes in plant-distributed control system. Recommends options to improve refinery operations.
Provides technical expertise for specification, design, purchase and commission of process instruments. Designs instrumented systems such as programmable logic controllers and safety-rated logic solvers. Troubleshoots instrument problems for operations and maintenance.
Supports opportunity projects and evaluates process changes and new chemicals for safety impact or compliance. Maintains records to demonstrate compliance.
Process Safety Engineering
Supports development, implementation, review, audit, promotion and revision of Process Safety and Risk Management Program.
Project Construction: Refining
Supports Refinery Turnaround and Capital Project teams with planning, construction, commissioning and startup of refinery projects. Recognizes safety, health and environmental concerns affecting equipment or personnel during project execution.
At our ethanol plants we seek chemical, mechanical and biosystems engineering majors who are passionate about alternative energy. Interns learn about ethanol production and play a key role in the safe and effective day-to-day operations at the plant.
The Renewables division offers two programs: a co-op program and on-going intern program. Students see projects from conception to completion. At the plant, you will interact daily with personnel from engineering, maintenance, operations, laboratory, shipping/receiving and administrative area and your experience may include problem-solving in solids handling, fluid transport, heat exchange, or biological processes.
Supports department projects and strategies by developing content for the internal portal and social media. Develops news stories to assist with outreach events.
Forecasting & Investments
Assists with debt administration and cash forecasting and budgeting.
Reconciles accounts, prepares exposure reports and analyzes customers financials and metrics.
Information Services (I/S)
Enterprise System Development (Technical Developer)
Develops new systems and maintains current business software used at all Valero locations.
Functional (Business Analyst)
Works directly with business units and end users to gather requirements to develop technology-based solutions to challenges Valero faces in the market.
Infrastructure & Operations
Responsible for the design, build and 24x7 support of critical computing resources such as servers, storage, data centers and networks.
Accounting / Audit
The accounting on-going internship is a rotation program. Interns may be assigned to one of the following departments throughout the rotational internship:
- Bulk Finished Product Accounting
- Corporate Audit
- Corporate Tax Accounting
- Ethanol/Refining Analysis
- International Products Accounting
- Inventory & Yield Accounting
- Sales & Use Tax Accounting
- Vendor Invoice Management & Analysis
- Wholesale Refined Products
Commercial Supply & Trading
Commercial Supply & Trading interns work in a collaborative environment to complete special projects that are presented to senior management. Internship projects will be assigned from on of the following areas in the Marketing & Supply department:
- Product Supply and Trading
- Crude Oil Supply and Trading
- Transportation (Rail and Marine)
- Wholesale Marketing
- Assist Legal Department with preparation and review of documents such as pleadings, affidavits, contracts and trial notebooks
- Attend client meetings, depositions and court hearings with in-house and outside counsel alongside company representation
- Research applicable areas of law and prepare memoranda in concert with company representation
- Assist in file maintenance and organization.
- May be located at San Antonio or a refinery
- Assist with site-specific recruiting efforts
- Support development of training materials
- Assist with development, review, and communication of company practices and policies
- Prepare routine and ad hoc reports as needed
- Exposure to unions at refineries and handling personnel issues.