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Oglethorpe Power Spring 2024 Mechanical Engineer Co-op in Oglethorpe Power Headquarters, United States

Job Duties:

  • Co-op is responsible for assisting the Sr. Reliability Engineer in data collection and reporting for thermal performance analysis and identifying equipment reliability issue trends.

  • May assist with project to determine equipment failures and performance root cause analysis.

  • Work directly with the Sr. Reliability Engineer on power plant performance and equipment issues and project development which includes traveling to facilities across Georgia.

  • Will compile data, complete trending analysis and support publishing report results and presentations.

  • This role will provide an opportunity to gain experience and expand real-world knowledge in the power generation industry utilizing gas turbines and steam turbines technologies in simple-cycle and combined-cycle configurations.

  • Must be able to work in an industrial plant, climb stairs and ladder with appropriate supervision and safety training will be provided.

  • Responsibilities will include interaction, communication, and collaboration with plant technician, engineers, and management.

  • The potential for additional rotations in field engineering, project/outage management, and plant operations & maintenance are other future areas targeted for this co-op position.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education : Student enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university in one of the following areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering Preferred

    Experience : General coursework with at least a sophomore status in good standing. The GPA requirement is 3.0 or above. Completion of physics and initial thermodynamics course preferred.

    Specialized Skills : MS Office Suite, including Excel/ PowerBI/ Word/ PowerPoint and MS Outlook.

    Travel: Must be able to travel with potential overnight stay. All expenses (meals, mileage, and hotel) are reimbursed for business travel. Travel is within the state of Georgia to our plant facilities.