CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Mechanical Co-op/Intern Engineer

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Relocation

    Relocation Benefits are available for this position.


    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 749,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the sixth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 5,200 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


    Warm welcomes await in Southwest Louisiana/Lake Charles! With over 75 fairs and festivals, it’s a year round celebration of rich and spicy food, music and culture. The Sportsman’s Paradise is perfect for enjoying boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, and our five beautiful golf courses, including a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course! Southwest Louisiana offers the best in duck and goose hunting and a variety of other wild game.


    *Positions available Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019


    Job Responsibilities:

    The mechanical engineer co-op begins work in the Reliability: Fixed Equipment or Rotating Equipment Department. Responsibilities include projects in any one or a combination of Rotating Equipment Engineering, Inspection, Plant Engineering and/or Engineering Support groups.

    • In second work term the student will be assigned more challenging projects
    • Presentation at end of term expected

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education Required:

    *Full-time Mechanical Engineering student & completed 30 hours (Soph, JR, SR)
    *Overall GPA of 3.0 or above (A=4.0) (Must provide proof of current GPA at time of hire to verify 
    eligibility requirements are met)


    Eligibility Requirements:

    *Valid Driver's License

    *The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card. The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card


    To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website


    CITGO’s Attractive benefits:

    * Sliding salary scale based on classification    * Relocation assistance available

    * 401(k) Retirement and Savings Plan            * Flexible work schedule (9-80)


    *Flexible co-op terms are available; however, alternating co-op semesters are not guaranteed and are conditional upon individual performance and position availability within the hiring department.


    (Equal Opportunity Employer)


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