Co-op Engineer / Engineer Intern


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Co-op Engineer / Engineer Intern located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska.  Position closes January 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 


Position Summary

Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) located near Brownville, Nebraska, offers outstanding opportunities for engineers. CNS is looking for students who have an interest in working in the field of nuclear power generation. Co-op engineering students are hired for a semester with comprehensive benefits, additional pay for living expenses, and a competitive salary.

NOTE: Co-op position is available to undergraduate students only.

Education, Training and Experience

The student must be pursuing an electrical or a mechanical or civil engineering degree from an accredited college/university. At a minimum, the student must be finishing their sophomore year of college. The Co-op Engineer will work the 2024 summer/fall session (mid-May through December 2024) and the Engineer Intern will work through the 2024 summer session (May through July/August 2024).

Licenses and/or Certifications

Not Applicable

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Electrical Co-op Engineer Duties

Learn and apply alternating current/direct current system modeling techniques with EDSA software.

Assist with electrical and/or instrument control logic modifications.

Calculate and track individual Motor Control Center (MCC) electrical loading.

Apply National Electrical Code to new and existing electrical installations.

Gain invaluable experience in a growing electrical utility industry.


Mechanical Co-op Engineer Duties

Assist with preparing Modifications.

Assist with field support of Modifications.

Prepare Design Change Notices.

Assist with mechanical engineering evaluations.

Perform equipment/component walk downs.

Gain practical experience of working in a nuclear power plant.

Gain invaluable experience in a growing electric utility.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Engineer Intern/Co-op - Sophomore $23.47 per hour
Engineer Intern/Co-op - Junior $25.27 per hour
Engineer Intern/Co-op - Senior $27.08 per hour


Coop Benefits Only:

  • Vacation (32 hours of vacation per work session
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Medical Leave (32 Hours)
  • Paid Living Stipend


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Hiring Philosophy
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Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision