2018- Fossil Hydro Operations Co-Op - FL

Bartow, FL, USA
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us - help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.


Duke Energy is seeking an energetic, hardworking engineering co-op student with an interest in the electric power industry. As a Fossil Hydro Operations (FHO) engineering co-op, you'll not only gain exposure to a wide range of technical and operational opportunities, you'll acquire critical insight into our company and our industry. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable networking connections which will help prepare and develop your skills for future career opportunities. Work assignments begin in January, May, and August of each year. This co-op position is for students pursuing degrees in undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (non-technology). In addition to working within your discipline, you may be asked to work across a multi-engineering discipline platform.

As a co-op, you will complete specific deliverables and make a final presentation to FHO leaders at the end of your work period. A Co-op will gain experience working in office and field locations. Some travel would be involved. Work schedule will typically be Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day.

Students that enjoy a challenge, are willing to learn and contribute, and can be productive in both team and independent settings are ideal candidates.

Working location: Florida Territory (Hines Station, Crystal River, or UF Generating Station)

Housing accommodations will not be provided however, depending on student's college, residence and working locations there may be a housing stipend offered.

Specific Requirements:

+ Depending on work location, may be required to meet requirements for unescorted access/security clearance.

+ Required to wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, appropriate clothing, ear plugs, fall protection, etc.) as needed.

Working Conditions:

+ Office and plant environment - requires walking, light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise.

Basic Qualifications

+ Currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program. (ABET Accreditation can be verified here: http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx)

+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

+ Available to work a minimum of two co-op sessions

+ Valid driver's license

Desired Qualifications

+ Enrolled in the co-op program at an accredited college or university or the ability to be enrolled in the program prior to start date

+ Class status as a Sophomore or Junior

+ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

+ Available to work three co-op rotations is preferred

+ Previous engineering experience working as an intern or co-op

+ Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry

+ Ability to interface with all levels of management

+ Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Demonstrated history of achievements and personal performance

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently

+ Demonstrated leadership qualities through effective decision making

+ Works effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to solve problems and implement solutions

+ Demonstrated technical proficiency in use of computers, software, and engineering applications

+ Demonstrated time management skills

Travel Requirements

Not required

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida - and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.