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Category: Manufacturing

Type: Internship

Location: Richland

Application Deadline: Dec. 11, 2023

Starts: Dec. 11, 2023

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $21.70 - $32.50

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time



At Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo),  located in Richland,  Washington,  we are working to provide a sustainable future for the historic Hanford area through the protection of the Columbia River and the remediation of the Central Plateau.  To achieve our mission,  we need exceptionally talented,  innovative,  and driven people to help us reduce risks on the Hanford Site by removing some of the most hazardous waste streams and facilities in the Department of Energy (DOE)  complex.  If you would like to work with a highly skilled workforce to achieve unique and challenging goals that critically impact our environment and community,  this is your chance to be a part of our legacy!

As an Electrical Engineering Co-Op Intern Engineer,  you will work under the direction and mentorship of experienced engineers who are responsible for assigned facilities and systems within the Inner Area End States Engineering group.



Responsibilities will include,  but are not limited to,  the following:

•  Providing technical direction for operational and maintenance activities to comply with Hanford and facility requirements,  as well as national engineering and industry standards and codes and other requirements.

•  Solving engineering problems and providing technical expertise to support facility,  operations and maintenance activities.

•  Coordinating the efforts of a variety of technical disciplines to ensure integrated and complete designs that meet requirements.

•  Communicating routinely with operations,  maintenance,  work planning,  radiation control,  and nuclear safety personnel,  both exempt as well as bargaining unit.

•  Working on a daily basis with management,  support organizations,  operations and maintenance to accomplish project goals and objectives by providing timely and sound technical direction.

•  Contributing to design,  process and procedures work as necessary for safe operation and implementation of nuclear safety,  environmental and regulatory requirements.

•  Occasionally communicating with off-site manufacturers/vendors to obtain technical specifications and information.

•  Applying knowledge of facilities,  equipment and systems,  as well as applying national engineering and industry standards and code (e.g.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,  (IEEE)  requirements,  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  electrical safety requirements,  etc.)  to work that is done.

The Co-Op Electrical Engineer will be given the opportunity,  and will be expected,  to demonstrate creativity,  foresight,  adaptive thinking,  sound engineering judgment and maturity in anticipating and/or solving engineering problems.

Working hours for the Co-Op Electrical Engineer will be determined together with the manager,  each semester,  with consideration of the course schedule for that semester and availability for work without impacting the student’s ability to maintain satisfactory performance in satisfying academic requirements.  The work hours can be adjusted during exam times to allow for more study time to be available.  At all times,  good progress towards degree completion will be given top priority.  During normal school breaks (spring break,  summer,  winter)  when no classes are being held,  the Co-Op student may be permitted to work up to 40 hours a week with approval of manager.


•  U.S.  Citizen
•  Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering,  or equivalent. 
•  Currently enrolled with Washington State University,  Tri-Cities (WSU-TC),  Columbia Basin College (CBC),  or any online student living local to the Tri-Cities,  WA.
•  At a sophomore,  junior,  senior,  or graduate status and enrolled full-time,  as determined by the institution.
•  At least 18 years of age 
•  Willing and able to work 20-32 hours a week (some exceptions may be considered)
•  Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
•  Committed to staying in school through graduation.
•  Good written and oral communication skills.