Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress.
The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars : protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life.
The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems.
Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.
2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
The Industrial function’s role is to help the Solvay Group in safety initiatives and support the group's transformation in operational excellence.
The Materials and Corrosion team of GEC, which is part of the Industrial Function, is looking for a CIP (Professional immersion contract ) or internship who has completed his studies in the
following fields : Bachelor in Chemistry with biochemistry or biotechnology competencies
Job Overview and Responsibilities
Support the water excellence team in the scope of water treatment and biocides testing.The following tasks will be aimed in collaboration of the team and in stand-alone : - Synthesis and analysis of different water compositions (conductivity, pH, hardness,alkalinity, etc)- Total aerobic bacteria counts from bulk water and biofilm coupons by plate counts andATP (plating and bacterial growth management is mandatory in the skills of thecandidate).
Anaerobic bacteria detection by dedicated test kits- Daily follow up of month long trials on a cooling tower pilot and on micro-pilots- Corrosion and fouling assessments by different methods including electrochemistry- Support the team in other activities in Material and Corrosion studies- Participate to the safety and 5S process of the lab
Education and Experience
Bachelor (+3) in biotechnology, biochemistry or industrial chemistry with knowledge / experience in bacterial culture and assessment.
Interest in Solvay's areas of activity
general comfort level with IT applicationsAvailable as soon as possible, for a 2 to 6 months internship.