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Engineering Intern

Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Center, North Dakota
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Engineering Intern - Milton R. Young Power Plant

Minnkota Power is seeking one qualified student for a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering 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 through August 2023.

The individual will assist the plant engineers in the following:
  • Project scopes of work, cost estimates, schedules and detailed design packages
  • Coordinate the preparation of construction drawings and specifications for plant process equipment Design and installation of replacement equipment.
  • Troubleshoot existing systems with operations and maintenance to resolve safety or production problems with engineered solutions.
  • 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
  • Providing engineering support to other departments as is required

Individuals must have completed their junior year of a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering curriculum. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. Individual must possess a valid driver\u0027s license.  Must be able to meet the physical an mental requirements of the position.

On-line applications can be found at Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application.

Minnkota Power Cooperative is an EEO/AAP/Female/Minority/Disabled/Vets Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Minnkota Power Cooperative has a wide range of more than 400 knowledgeable and skilled employees who work to bring reliable, low-cost electric energy to northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.  Minnkota employs engineers, electrical line workers, power plant personnel, electricians, accountants and many other positions needed to manage our unique and evolving business.

Corporate headquarters are located in Grand Forks, N.D.  The primary source of electric generation is the Milton R. Young Station, a power plant located near Center, N.D., 35 miles northwest of Bismarck, N.D.

For nearly 80 years, Minnkota has been energizing homes, farms, schools and businesses. And the future is bright. New employees are needed to power our growing local economies and the technological advancements that are changing the way we view the world.  Career growth and development are a priority at Minnkota, creating a challenging and rewarding work environment. The company promotes a work culture that strives to keep employees engaged, healthy and productive.

If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers competitive pay, benefits and advancement opportunities, we invite you to view our Apply Today!

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