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Tennessee Valley Authority Student Co-Op Position in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Student Co-Op Position

Job ID:509955Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:Temporary


TVA Power Operations Co-Op Position Description

Founded in 1933, Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States with over 10,000 employees who provide electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people across 7 states. By joining TVA, you will find a mission-oriented company committed to core values of safety, service, integrity, accountability and collaboration. Our mission focuses on providing economic development, environmental sustainability and power generation to the people of the Tennessee Valley.

We are looking for the next generation of leaders to grow with us. The TVA Power Operations’ Co-Op Program is designed to provide real-world experience to motivated students in various aspects of power generation. Our flexible, three-term program prepares students for a career in the utility industry by giving them hands-on experience, utilizing lessons learned from college classrooms.

Position Summary:

The Co-Op position assists all team members of a project or generating site. This position is a multiple semester rotation through various power plants where experience will be gained in field work, project management, and leadership.

  • Attend daily Plan of the Day meetings

  • Provide support for outage planning and execution

  • Work with site personnel to develop small capital projects

  • Research and evaluate continuous improvement ideas

  • Interface with site Operations/Technicians to learn plant operation and maintenance

  • Assist Technical Service Analysts with inspections and predictive maintenance technologies

  • Assist site Engineers as needed in routine plant support

  • Gain familiarity with mechanical and electrical design practices

  • Study TVA program and procedures to build technical competencies

    Eligibility Factors:

  • Currently majoring in an Engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college or university

  • Must have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Currently enrolled as a full time student

  • Have reached the age of 18 years old

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position, access requirements and essential job functions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Safety mindset and awareness

  • Planning and organizational skills

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Communication and collaboration skills

  • Interpersonal skills

    To be considered, GPA and anticipated graduation datemust be statedon the resumeand a copy of a current transcript must be attachedto the online application.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

    TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

    Drug-Free Workplace

    All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

    How to Claim Vet Preference

    If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

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