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Nebraska Public Power District Renewable Energy Technician Intern in Ainsworth, Nebraska

Renewable Energy Technician Intern


Ainsworth, NE, US, 69210-1840

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Renewable Energy Technician Intern located at Ainsworth Wind Facility in Ainsworth , Nebraska. Position closes April 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

This position will report to Chris Walnofer, Renewable Energy Technician Supervisor.

Position Summary

The Internship's function is to learn and mentor from experienced Renewable Energy Technicians in the field for a period of time starting approximately May 13, 2024 through August 16, 2024 (approximate dates only, schedule will be based on school calendar).

Education, Training and Experience

Incumbents must have successfully completed their first year of school in the Renewable Energy (Wind) program at Northeast Community College and must be required to complete an internship as part of the curriculum requirement of the program. Incumbent will be required to complete a background check, physical, and drug screen prior to starting with the District.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Internship student will operate and perform maintenance on wind turbines, generators, governors, gearboxes, and associated equipment. Locate and correct electrical and mechanical problems within the NPPD wind turbine facilities. Perform, and on occasion, supervise the construction, maintenance, and operation of the NPPD electrical systems within the NPPD wind generation facilities, including sub-transmission and distribution lines, substations and equipment in a safe, efficient, and workman-like manner.

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.

Starting Hourly Wage: $24.08 per hour

Travel Required: 25% to 50% (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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