The Doe Run Company
  • 18-Sep-2017 to 01-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Salaried Positions
  • Viburnum, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • INT

The Doe Run Company is currently accepting resumes for a Mechanical Engineering Intern position for the summer of 2018.  

The Doe Run Company's Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), located near Viburnum, MO (in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest), is responsible for locating and extracting lead ore. The work takes place far below Earth's surface, some 1,000 feet beneath the forested hills of southern Missouri. This area, rich in mineral deposits, is known as the Viburnum Trend.  Named for the nearby town of Viburnum, mining and milling has taken place here for more than 40 years. While best known for having high-purity lead ore, SEMO also extracts zinc and copper minerals from its underground mines.

Learning Objectives

Over the course of the internship the student will develop practical experience in the mechanical engineering field working in the operations working with Doe Run engineering professionals to preform Inspection, coordination, and facilitation of current construction and maintenance projects.   

Work Plan

  • Receive guidance and mentorship from Doe Run Project Manager, a licensed PE
  • Site specific environmental and safety training
  • Assignment of an individual project in which results will be presented by intern to the executive and leadership team
  • Conduct inspections of current construction maintenance projects

Guidelines for Academic Background

  • Mechanical Engineer Major (other engineering or technical degree path maybe accepted)
  • At least 40 hours coursework completed towards Bachelor's degree with at least 12 hours required coursework in chosen major
  • No work experience in mechanicanical or mining field required
  • Grade Point Average at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A strong work ethic is required

The Doe Run Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please click on the following links: About the EEO law and EEO law supplement.

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