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Co-op Engineering Intern

Company Name:
Xcel Energy
Co-op Engineering Intern-29882
Description
Xcel Energy has an opportunity for an Electrical Engineering Intern! This internship will be located Sherburne County Generating Plant (Sherco), located in Becker, MN. This is a hands-on internship where the intern will assist with the daily plant operations and projects. This position can begin in either January 2015 or May 2015 depending on the sucessful candidates school schedule and preference.
This position will include:
o Coordination of work with plant operations
o Perform monitoring and progress documentation of small projects.
o Assisting plant engineering in inspections and evaluations of systems.
o Prepare/review schematic and wiring diagram
-Assist in writing procedures for the operations department.
o Review design criteria and code for current/future projects.
At Xcel Energy, our customers' quality of life depends on the energy we provide. Every time they flip a switch or turn a dial, they tap into the energy of over 12,000 people working to make life better. As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers.
Xcel Energy has become a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. Our environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.
Xcel Energy's vitality comes from our people. It takes professionals in engineering, customer service, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals and many others to power our company. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs that include a range of options and coverage levels.
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status in Electrical Engineering at an ABET accredited college or university.
- Computer experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.
- A desire to work in power systems is preferred.
- Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Applicants must have reliable transportation and valid driver's license.
Primary Location:
MN-Becker
Schedule:
Full-time
Union Position-Non-Bargaining
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Company Description:
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers.
We have regulated operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states, and revenue of more than $10 billion annually. We own nearly 300,000 miles of conductor miles of transmission and distribution lines and more than 35,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. We are proud of our community involvement. Through the Xcel Energy Foundation, our economic development activities, and employee volunteer efforts, we are committed to using our considerable resources and skills to benefit the communities we serve.
Our environmental policy states that Xcel Energy will be valued as a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. The most recent National Renewable Energy Lab's ranking of green pricing programs ranked our Windsource and Renewable Energy Trust first in number of customers and fifth in energy sales out of over 500 U.S. utilities. Our key environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.

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