Non-Metallic/Fluoropolymer Materials Engineering Spring Co-Op

at Chemours in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we’re collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries-one improvement at a time.

Chemours is seeking a Non-Metallic/Fluoropolymer Materials Engineering Co-Op to join our Materials Engineering Team ! This position will report directly to the Engineering Technology Manager .

As a Non-Metallic/Fluoropolymer Materials Engineering Co-Op, you will work closely with the Materials Engineering team and Teflon Fluoropolymers Technical Service consultants gaining valuable experience through hands-on projects at the Chemours Discovery Hub. You will have exposure to real-time engineering work alongside other engineers to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom.

You will conduct and assist with failure analysis and quality investigations in support of Chemours manufacturing and R&D operations. Materials that will be worked with are fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) and various grades of Teflon Fluoropolymers (FEP, PTFE and PFA) linings and coatings. There may be opportunities to interact with vendors of non-metallic equipment, such as fabrication shops and sub-assembly suppliers to gain an understanding of the non-metallics technology environment.

Effective engineering co-ops will have the ability to communicate with impact, have strong self-awareness, and will be naturally inquisitive.

Location: Newark, DE

Hours: Regular full-time schedule of 40 hours per week

Preferred First Term: 6 Months – Spring 2024 (Dates are Flexible)

Candidates must be able to commit to at least a total of six (6) months as a co-op.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Write and present technical summaries to the engineering department internal customers and peers.

+ Collaborating with various internal functions (R&D, Analytical, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Product Stewardship & Regulatory) to meet the needs of our customers.

+ Understanding the various lab operations and basic testing required to increase knowledge of failure analysis and damage mechanisms.

+ Benchmarking of Fluoropolymer products used in similar applications.

+ Improving test methods for current Fluoropolymer products.

+ Will be responsible for prioritizing tasks and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

The following is required for this role:

+ Enrollment at an ABET accredited college or university as a rising Junior or above at time of assignment

+ Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering

+ Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and computer skills

+ Previous experience with tools such as Minitab, SEM, DSC equipment

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

+ Organized and self-motivated

The following is preferred for this role:

+ Focus on non-metallic materials

+ Previous internship experiences

+ Experience in a manufacturing and/or laboratory environment


Competitive Compensation

Comprehensive Benefits Packages

401(k) Match

Employee Stock Purchase Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Commuter Benefits

Learning and Development Opportunities

Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

Company-paid Volunteer Days

We’re a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it-by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we’re proud to be Certified by Great Place to Work® .

Learn more about Chemours and our culture by visiting (

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.

A new company. A new purpose. A new commitment to customers and chemistry. We are Chemours. And even more exciting is how our employees are committed to be catalysts for better. The word “ours” is in our name intentionally. It is about our employees, our customers and our world. Our values are simple: We seek to put our customers first always. We encourage creativity and simplicity. We give you the ability to operate with the innovation and enthusiasm of an entrepreneur. We are obsessed with making our world safe and we do this all with unshakable integrity – doing what is right. See chemistry in a different way at Chemours.


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Job Posting: JC248167877

Posted On: Sep 20, 2023

Updated On: Jan 20, 2024

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