Report on industrial attachment with ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
Kon, Wai Seng.
Date of Issue2009
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
The author had gone through a 28 weeks Industrial Attachment programme with the Manufacturing Procurement department of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The author primarily assisted in the acquisition of chemicals, catalysts, and material disposals. This report provides an introduction to the company, and the Procurement department. An overview of the Procurement function is then described focusing on the Acquisition processes. The report also describes the experiences of the author throughout the programme, including highlights on the trainings provided, the daily tasks, and two special tasks that were assigned to the author. The daily tasks for the author focused on the acquisition process, and also include analysis work. As for the special tasks assigned to the author, it involved the tender for a disposal service and a site visit to a Catalyst Regeneration Plant. The internship provided the author with an opportunity to interact with people from various levels, improving the author’s communication skills. Though the author was in a non engineering department, the analytical skills of the engineering undergraduate was not put to waste, but was utilized in the corporate context. The programme provided the author with the opportunity to be exposed to the working environment of a multinational corporation and also widen the author’s perspective in the business context, which is a truly rewarding experience for the author.
Industrial Attachment (IA)
Nanyang Technological University