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Intern/Co-Op Electrical Engineering - Elkhorn Ctr (with Remote Work)

Company: Omaha Public Power District
Location: Elkhorn
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


Department/Business Unit: P rotection and Automation Engineering /Utility Operations Location: Elkhorn Service Center, Elkhorn, NE (Remote Working Available) Duration/Work Term: May 2023 December 2023 (Summer/Fall Term) Work Schedule: 40 hours/week: 8 hours/day, 5 days/week Remote Work: We are officially working remotely but we would expect the Co-Op to be able to meet at the office as many days as is necessary to develop/train with other engineers. Pay: $21.69/hour with paid holidays Job Responsibilities: As part of the Protection and Automation Engineering Department, the co-op will have the opportunity to complete assignments with hands-on and in-depth experiences in the three phase power system engineering aspects of electric utility system protection and automation design, configuration, maintenance, and operation. The co-op will be exposed to automation and protection system design, configuration, and implementation, and operation including relay coordination, power system modeling, intelligent device integration, power system event analysis, and electric system operation support. Specific activities may include performing in-depth engineering calculations, setting and configuration development, print review, modeling software, and other related duties and activities as assigned by the manager or engineers.


Specific fields of study required: Electrical Engineering

  • Enrolled in a 4-year Bachelors of Science in Engineering program
  • Electrical Engineering Student
  • Sophomore Status or Higher
  • Must have the ability to: prioritize and work on multiple assignments at one time; work under stressful situations; operate a computer and other office equipment; sit at a desk for more than one hour at a time; move about the Company and interact with all levels of the Company.
  • High Analytical and Problem Solving Skills, Attention to Detail, Good Communication Skills (Written and Verbal)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current full-time college student pursuing engineering degree program
  • Must be attending an accredited college/university Technical Ability (i.e. software):
    • Microsoft Office Suite of Products
    • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and documents desired, not required

      Closing Statement

      Where the Light Starts What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being where the light starts means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

      Org Marketing Statement

      EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability Pay: $21.69/hour with paid holidays

      How To Apply

      Apply online at on or before March 31, 2023 Recruiter: Darlene Brown -

      PLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

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