Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.

Mechanical Engineer Intern - MRY Station

Center, ND
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Nov 05, 2020
Job Type
Part Time
Mechanical Engineer Intern
Minnkota Power is seeking one qualified student for a Mechanical Engineer Intern at our Milton R. Young Power Plant near Center, ND. 
The Milton R. Young Station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant, providing a stable energy source for our cooperative member-owners.  The station is located 35 miles from Bismarck, North Dakota, a growing and progressive city with many recreational opportunities.
This internship would be from May 17th August 20th
Wage for this internship is $26.50 per hour.   This is a non-benefited position.
The individual will assist the plant engineers in the following:
  • Project scopes of work, cost estimates, schedules and detailed design packages
  • Periodic performance testing on plant equipment 
  • Use meters, instruments and engineering tools and equipment to:
    • collect necessary data for plant testing requirements
    • analyze test results
    • make recommendations for modification, replacement or repair of equipment  
  • This position reports to the Lead Project Engineer
Individuals must have completed the junior year of a mechanical engineering curriculum.  Good oral and written communication skills are essential. 
The physical/mental/environmental demands of this position requires frequent sitting and use of computer/keyboard, occasional standing, walking, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, reaching above and below shoulder level, crawling, pushing and pulling up to 75 pounds, use of tools and foot controls and turning of valves.  Requires good finger dexterity, ability to perform close work, good hearing and color vision and the ability to speak.  Requires the ability to analyze data, conduct research, implement recommendations, develop plans and goals, present information to others and work under pressure of time constraints.  Over 50 percent of the day is spent in an office environment.  Exposed occasionally to dirt, dust, chemicals, extreme heat and cold, vibration, noise, poor ventilation, electrical risks, confined areas and working at heights up to 150 feet.  Individual must possess a valid driver's license.
On-line applications can be found at www.Minnkota.com .  Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application.
Minnkota Power Cooperative is an EEO/AAP/Female/Minority/Disabled/Vets Employer