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Participant Info

Company
Nexen
Location
Fort McMurray, AB
Position
Intern Student, Area 2 Technical (Water Treatment)
Work Term
Fall 2013 - August 2014
What are your daily responsibilities?
- Equipment evaluations (Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Reverse Osmosis Membranes, Ion Exchange units, etc) - Updating area round sheets - Field visits and making sure that the plant operations are consistent with the network
What were some projects you were involved in?
- Chemical tote level monitoring for chemicals used in the water plant - Evaluation of two heat exchangers and determining the effect of fouling on exchanger performance - Pump evaluations
What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Separations Processes, Inorganic Chemistry, Process Design
What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
Basic knowledge and previous experience with the courses listed above
Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
It's up and down, some days I do work that's very dull(data entry) while some days I work on actual Chemical Engineering related work such as equipment evaluation.
One fun fact about your job?
3-day weekends every week
Salary Range
$4000-$5000/month
Other Comments
I don't pay rent while actually applying what I learned in school at my job, can't really complain