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Metropolitan Utilities District Intern - Water Pumping in Omaha, Nebraska


DATES POSTED: 04/01- 04/15/2024

Job Title: Intern - Water Operations Starting Wage: $23.00

Department: Water Pumping Location:

9100 John J Pershing Dr.

Omaha, Nebraska 68112

Schedule: Part-Time Shift: M-F; 1st Shift

Position Summary Under direct supervision, provides support for project management to include inspecting, coordinating, evaluating, recordkeeping and aiding in contract specification development for Water Operations. Accuracy and attention to detail are critical skills and must be a part of daily activities. Essential Functions

  • Assist with inspecting, administering, and developing specifications for various District projects within the Water Department.

  • Record daily field reports/project diary defining specified work completed, equipment used, workers on site, and weather.

  • Monitor construction activities to verify conformance with contract documents and document activities and observations.

  • Assist with updating As-Built drawings.

  • Drive District vehicles.

  • Process various project records as needed.

  • Assist with miscellaneous special projects as needed.

    Required for All Jobs

  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned

  • Understand and comply with all District policies and procedures

  • In contributing to the objectives of the District, this role is responsible for the initiation, cultivation, and maintenance of strong relationships of a business and professional nature. This position requires good communication skills and tact in order to maintain professional relationships with the following, but not limited to:

    *Board of Directors *All levels of District personnel including Union officials *Internal and external customers *Federal, State, and local agencies *Community organizations and partners *Consultants, contractors and other third-party organizations that fall within the scope of this role *Professional, industry, trade, and civic associations

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent personal computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.

  • Experience with CAD is preferred.

  • Exceptional organizational skills including ability to prioritize work, handle multiple tasks, and adapt quickly to changing work demands and interruptions.

  • Must exhibit good analytical ability.

  • Ability to work independently on a consistent basis is preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with management, co-workers, and other personnel.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English, to assist internal and external customers, co-workers, and management professionally, regardless of provocation.


  • Completed a minimum of one (1) year of college level coursework, preferably in civil or mechanical engineering, or a closely related or technical field of study. Must be currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate program or if a recent graduate, must be pursuing post graduate hours. - Required

    Licenses and Certifications

  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license Upon Hire Required

    Physical Demands

  • Stationary Position - Occasionally

  • Move/Traverse - Frequently

  • Stationary Position/Seated - Occasionally

  • Transport/Lifting - Occasionally

  • Transport/Carrying - Occasionally

  • Exerting Force/Pushing - Rarely

  • Exerting Force/Pulling - Rarely

  • Ascend/Descend - Occasionally

  • Balancing - Occasionally

  • Position Self/Stooping - Rarely

  • Position Self/Kneeling - Rarely

  • Position Self/Crouching - Rarely

  • Position Self/Crawling - Rarely

  • Reaching - Occasionally

  • Handling - Occasionally

  • Grasping - Occasionally

  • Feeling - Occasionally

  • Communicate/Talking - Frequently

  • Communicate/Hearing - Frequently

  • Repetitive Motions - Rarely

  • Coordination - Frequently

    Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Combination: Work is primarily performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, office lighting and noises, but field/plant visits may be required when needed.

    *Please ensure the application is filled out thoroughly to be considered for this position

An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation"