Power Ops Intern
San Jose, CA 
Posted 11 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Requisition Number 21-0406
Title Power Ops Intern
City San Jose
State CA
Job Family Power Operations
Employee Type Intern
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Los Esteros Critical Engy
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 power plant operation.
This position will require the individual to work a normal day shift as well as rotating shift when required.

Reports To: Maintenance Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work with Maintenance Manager and Plant Engineer to develop a system of maintaining plant drawings to ensure controlled copies are kept up to date
* Survey and document Process Safety Valve information and update plant database
* Assist in revamp of plant PM and Job plans database in Maximo
* Organize and restock boiler code repair materials
* Assist in Maintaining shift operating logs and records when required.
* Assist while under direct supervision by a qualified Calpine Employee with mechanical, electrical, and operational tasks as needed.
* May assist in development of standard procedures for operations.
* Perform other duties as assigned while under the direct supervision of a Calpine employee.
* Report to and take day-to-day instructions, both written and verbal, from a designated Calpine employee.
Requirements * Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Instrumentation, Process Technology or related field at an accredited college or university.
* Completion of at least 30 credits towards graduation.
* GPA of 3.0 or higher.
* Legally eligible to work in the United States now and in the future.
* Demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude.
* Ability to work on elevated platforms up to 80 feet.
* Ability to climb ladders.
* Willingness to work outdoors, in field locations, in a "hands on" environment.
* Willingness to adhere to plant safety standards, procedures, and practices.
* Good comprehension of basic engineering practices.
* Good problem solving and analytical ability.
* Strong computer skills especially in the use of spreadsheet and word processing programs.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Good organization skills and attention to details are essential
* Must be flexible and able to work harmoniously with others in a dynamic environment.
  • 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.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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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
Preferred Majors
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