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Emerson Electric


Emerson is looking for a Process Automation intern for control systems related projects in the oil and gas, refining, and petrochemical industries for our Houston, TX office.

The Process Automation Intern will provide assistance to project technical leads and engineering managers. This internship is a great opportunity to gain experience in plant automation and industrial control systems. The intern will benefit from hands on exposure to Emerson DeltaV engineering tools including HMI (Human Machine Interface) applications. The Intern will be exposed to a variety of activities related to project execution and testing. Depending on project requirements, they may also assist in maintenance of networking, virtualization infrastructure, and project databases. They will have the opportunity to be involved in organizational initiatives and assist in creation of product demos based on new technology.

Approximately 30% travel to plant sites or regional offices is expected.

We provide project management, engineering and design services and supply of control systems hardware and software for control system projects in the oil and gas, refining, and petrochemical industries.


  • Participate in control systems modernization and greenfield projects involving the latest technology available in automation control and safety systems.
  • Assist other project team members with the development, update, and quality check of project deliverables. Typical project deliverables include Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, instrumentation databases, control systems design drawings, point configuration and user interface graphics for DCS, SIS and PLC systems.
  • Assist with the execution of hardware and software testing based on project specifications.


You balance planning with actions. You establish clear goals with anticipated outcomes and results. You effectively communicate in various settings: one-one-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You focus on creating an effective collaborative style. You align words and actions to model reliability. You plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Qualifications :


  • Enrollment in a 4-year degree program in Electrical/Chemical Engineering with a minimum Junior classification.
  • Minimum of 2.9 cumulative GPA
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access)
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States


  • Successful completion of coursework in automation, control systems, or process control
  • Exposure to Industrial Control Systems
  • Experience with MatLab, LabView or similar
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other drafting application
  • Knowledge of Electrical Systems (Signal wiring; power and grounding)
  • Experience with database systems

Our Commitment to Our People

Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world through our unwavering focus on environmental, social, and regulatory progress.

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual and family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including paid parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

This philosophy is fundamental to living our company s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our and .

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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