Plant Engineer/Power Ops Intern
Decatur, AL 
Posted 11 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Requisition Number 21-0409
Title Plant Engineer/Power Ops Intern
City Decatur
State AL
Job Family Power Operations
Employee Type Intern
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Morgan Energy Ctr
Description This supervised position will allow for a college student who is seeking a career in the power industry to apply as well as enhance their knowledge with regard to all aspects of power plant operations. This position will require the individual to work a normal day shift and will report to the Plant Engineer at the Calpine Morgan Energy Center.
Plant Engineer/Power Ops Intern
Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include some or all of the following:
* Utilizing plant data systems to access equipment performance and reliability
* Perform equipment inspections
* Updating maintenance documentation and work management system
* Updating and modifying plant drawings and equipment lists
* Assist with predictive maintenance data recording and analysis
* Assist plant staff with engineering projects and contract management
* Assist with mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, inspections, and troubleshooting while under direct supervision by a qualified Calpine Employee.
* Assist with the requisition of spare parts inventory for plant equipment.
* Perform other duties as assigned while under the direct supervision of a Calpine employee.
* Report to Plant Engineer and take day-to-day instructions, both written and verbal, from the Plant Operator , Operations Manager, and Maintenance Manager.
* Assist Plant shift operations including local starting and stopping of equipment
* Read and record gauges when required
* Maintaining shift operation logs and records when required
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position
Requirements * Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship
* Minimum 3.0 GPA at an accredited 4 year engineering program, trade school, or technology program
* Current enrollment in and completion of at least 30 credits towards graduation
* Must have strong computer skills especially in the use of spreadsheet and word processing programs as well as email
* Good verbal and written communication skills are essential
* Must be flexible and able to work harmoniously with others
* Good problem solving and analytical ability
* Good organization skills and attention to details are essential
* Ability and willingness to work in various "hands on" environments including outdoors in all weather conditions, on or around energized electrical equipment, around chemicals, at heights, and in noisy and dirty environments with proper personal protective equipment
* Ability and willingness to work a modified or flexible schedule, 40 hours per week, and overtime and various shifts
* Ability and willingness to wear and use safety equipment as required by Federal, State, Local and Company regulations.
* Ability and willingness to support multiple managers/staff members.
* Experience demonstrating skill performing hands-on electrical, mechanical, and/or engineering tasks
* Knowledge of analytical software.

Preferred Experience:
* Previous work experience, including internships
* Exposure to maintenance, construction, or inspection of large plant facilities (petrochemical, refining, or power).
* Ability to read and understand construction drawings and P & IDs.

Calpine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
  • Vaccination Information: Calpine requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 within the first 28 days of employment - if not already vaccinated prior to starting employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Calpine's HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Calpine does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
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