Engineering Intern / CO-OP


Sutherland, NE, US, 69165-2134

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Engineering Intern / CO-OP located at Gerald Gentleman Station in Sutherland, Nebraska.  Position closes January 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

This position will report to Anthony E. Filips, Engineering Leader.

Position Summary

Nebraska Public Power District is seeking an engineering student to work with and assist other experienced engineering staff in the Engineering Department at Gerald Gentleman Station. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, or other relevant engineering disciplines are acceptable.  The duration of the internship will May 2024 to August 2024, based on school calendar dates. The duration of a CO-OP may be either January 2024 to August 2024 or May 2024 to December 2024, based on school calendar dates.  

Gerald Gentleman Station is located near the south shore of Sutherland Reservoir, just east of State Highway 25 in west-central Nebraska. GGS consists of two generating units with a nominal capacity of 1,340 megawatts and is the largest generating facility in the state.  

The Engineering Department at Gerald Gentleman Station has responsibilities including daily support for operations and maintenance, trending system performance and initiating actions to restore/improve system performance and reliability, troubleshooting off-normal system conditions, failure and root cause analysis, evaluation of proposed configuration changes, recommendations to maintain asset value, capital project management and coordination of maintenance-related projects.

Education, Training and Experience

The student must be pursuing an engineering degree from an accredited college/university. At a minimum, the student must be finishing their sophomore year of college. 

Licenses and/or Certifications

Not Applicable

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

-Assist Plant Engineers with equipment troubleshooting

-Obtain field data

-Utilize drawings and prepare drawing revisions

-Update plant records

-Trend equipment performance data

-Research equipment/component replacement and upgrade options

-Assist Plant Engineers with project field implementation and contractor oversight

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

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


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.

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