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Power Production Mechanical Engineer Intern 

Req Number STU-18-00003  
Salary $18.75-$21.09/Hourly  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Hydro Engineering Department - Beverly, WA  

Position will work in the Power Production Asset Management Department. This department focuses on Asset Management and Maintenance Optimization of the equipment associated with generating power or passing water at the District's main hydroelectric generating plants, Priest Rapids and Wanapum Dams. The small hydro plants that the District operates and maintains, Quincy Chute and Potholes East Canal, are also the responsibility of the department.

Primary functions include developing small design changes requested by plant staff to make field work more efficient, evaluating maintenance plans, reviewing and updating asset and maintenance information in the District's MAXIMO maintenance database, and researching replacement options for equipment, components, and spare parts. This position will also evaluate safety work orders and may design access, fall protection and personnel ergonomic improvements. Applicant should be enrolled in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology Program. It is desirable that the applicant has completed statics, dynamics, strength of materials and machine design classwork. Position will include providing engineering support for the District's Mechanical, Electrical, and Operations crews at the generating plants.

Position Requirements

Student Intern Wages – A copy of a current transcript will be required to establish wage levels (effective 2/26/16).

Level 1- $18.75 per hour
Student interns who have completed less than 135 quarter or 90 semester hours of credit pursuing a degree will be compensated at Level 1.

Level 2 - $21.09 per hour
Student Interns who have completed 135 quarter or 90 semester hours will be compensated at Level 2. A copy of a current transcript will be required to determine the wage level.


  • The successful candidate must be registered at a college or university and be in good standing at their school.
  • Provide proof of, and be admitted to, an accredited college or university, with intent to continue enrollment as a full-time student in the next quarter or semester (excluding summer).
  • Provide proof of, and maintain, an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Provide proof of, and maintain, full-time student status.
  • Possess a current Driver’s License.


Print and complete a student letter: (to be signed and stamped by the school registrar's office).

Please be prepared to provide a copy of your current class schedule and transcripts upon request. If unable to provide this information, your application will not be considered.

Applications for student helpers, interns and engineering interns are accepted for current openings only. Please submit a separate application for each listing of interest. A separate application must be submitted for each new opening. We do not keep applications on file.

Position Open Until Filled

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About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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