Prairie State Generating Co., LLC

  • Intern - Electrical Engineering - Power Plant

    Location US-IL-Power Plant
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/22/2018 4:04 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Prairie State Generating Company is looking for college students who are interested in a summer intern program in the power generation or coal mining industries.  A limited number of internships are available for college students enrolled a specific curriculum.  Participating as an intern will provide experience and exposure to state of the art technology in a start-up operation. Student interns will receive industry experience, hands-on training, paid intern program and exposure to industry professionals.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following (other duties and responsibilities may be assigned):

    • Working on Plant Operations, Maintenance and /or Engineering projects which include optimization and improvement projects.
    • Working on Plant Control Systems (PLCs and DCS) with oversight from system engineers.
    • Working on Plant Power Systems (High Voltage, Medium Voltage, and Low Voltage) with oversight from system engineers.
    • Work on Data Collection and Interpretation to improve System Functionality and Efficiency.
    • Develop an understanding of electrical schematics, one-lines, connection drawings, and PIDs.
    • Develop a presentation describing your work to Plant Management to be presented at the end of your internship.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • N/A


    Qualification Requirements


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.



    • To be considered, an individual MUST be enrolled in a college degree program.
    • Must be in good academic standing.
    • MUST be available for a 13 week program beginning in Mid/Late-May to Early/Mid-August.


    • N/A

    Knowledge of

    • Safety and health hazards associated with each job assignment.
    • Basic understanding of control systems is desired.
    • Basic understanding of power systems is desired.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to clearly communicate with co-workers, supervisors and others.
    • Ability to read and understand operating procedures.
    • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
    • Ability to work unsupervised as required.
    • Ability to enter confined spaces, climb ladders and wear respirators as needed.
    • Ability to sit, stand, reach, stoop, and lift boxes weighing as much as 25 pounds.

    Work Environment


    The characteristics listed herein describe the work environment the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.  While performing the duties of this position, the employee:

    • Works in an office environment, power plant or coal mine environment.
    • Exposed to a quiet to moderately noisy environment primarily; very noisy and dirty environment occasionally.
    • Exposed to industrial safety hazards occasionally.


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