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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Richland

Application Deadline: May. 6, 2024

Starts: May. 6, 2024

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $20.50 - $20.50

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Job Duties/Scope Of Work

At Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo),  we are committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming,  respectful,  and inclusive,  with opportunities for professional growth.  You’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way.  Our typical summer internships last approximately 12 weeks.

At 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.  Internships are a great way to immerse yourself in CPCCo’s culture to see if we’re a good fit for you and your career goals.  The work will be technical in nature and related to the degree the intern is pursuing.  The intern should be able to walk away from the internship with valuable learning that applies to their chosen degree.

This internship is in Richland,  WA;  the work site may be within the city limits or outside on the Hanford site.

Our Fire Protection team is seeking a dynamic,  Fire Protection Engineer Summer Intern who has outstanding technical abilities and excellent time management skills.  Our mission is to minimize the likelihood of occurrence of a fire-related event,  minimize the consequence of a fire-related event affecting the workers,  public,  environment,  and property,  and prove a level of safety protection consistent with the “highly protected risk”  class of industrial risks.  If you are an Engineering professional who enjoys problem solving and working with a variety of people in a challenging environment,  please apply!

Compensation &  Benefits
Hourly rate of $20.50 plus an additional $4.41 health &  welfare adder in accordance with the Service Contract Act.

A few benefits/perks you can anticipate,  depending on the nature of your internship with CPCCo,  include the following:
*  A casual-dress work environment,  where jeans are a regular thing.
*  A standard 4-10’s work schedule that allows for long weekends and recharging.
*  Recommendations for lodging and transportation will be provided upon request.  Housing and transportation are NOT provided.

CPCCo is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


The Fire Protection Engineer Summer Intern duties may include the following:
*  Performing Facility Fire Protection Assessments across the site at the multitude of operating nuclear facilities.
*  Assuring that fire hazards are controlled/mitigated,  that life safety is maintained,  and that facilities and operations are in compliance with DOE contract requirements,  NFPA codes and standards,  and other applicable statutory requirements.
*  Supporting a Fire Protection Engineer performing fire hazards analysis,  facility fire assessments,  design and work document reviews,  and oversight of
operations to help assure fire safety.
*  Interfacing with the Hanford Fire Marshal (HFM)  and,  if qualified as a Deputy Fire Marshal (DFM),  function on the behalf of the HFM in performing DFM responsibilities as authorized.
*  Working closely with project nuclear safety staff to maintain the fire hazards analyses for the projects and to support maintenance of the documented safety analyses.
*  Performing work in a safe,  compliant,  and cost-effective manner.
*  Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
*  At least 18 years of age.
*  An active full-time student during the two semesters/quarters immediately preceding the assignment.
*  Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)  during their college enrollment.
*  Able to work full-time (40 hours)  during the internship experience.  The internship typically provides up to 12-weeks of business experience during the summer break.
*  Actively enrolled in a full-time degree program.
*  Working on the completion of a college degree in Fire Protection,  Mechanical,  Chemical,  Electrical,  or Civil Engineering.

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