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Arizona Public Service Palo Verde Engineering Summer Internship (Mechanical/Chemical Engineer) in TONOPAH, Arizona

Palo Verde Engineering Summer Internship (Mechanical/Chemical Engineer)

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Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


APS is looking for full time ABET Accredited Engineering students who can help guide our business forward! Students who are interested in experiencing, practicing and learning business, engineering, information systems and fundamentals in real work settings. The Palo Verde Summer internship is a paid 10 week program. During the 10 weeks at Palo Verde you will be equipped with the tools needed to thrive and be challenged with meaningful individual and group projects. You will get support from leaders who will help you succeed. The APS internship program was recognized in 2020 and 2021 as a Top 100 Internship Program. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in a New Hire Orientation, Professional Development opportunities and company tours to learn more about Palo Verde and Arizona Public Service.

At APS, we embrace the title intern and provide you with unique opportunities to make an impact on our business, apply today!

The Palo Verde Internship is a paid 10 week program starting in May, ending in July. Qualified students will receive housing during the program, if an in person internship.

*The Engineering Summer Internship position has multiple positions posted on the aps careers website. If interested, please apply for the position title that aligns with your discipline.

The primary recruiting method for Palo Verde is through attendance of college career fairs.

Minimum Requirements

Actively enrolled in an ABET accredited college or university undergraduate program in an engineering discipline or related applied science discipline. Approved Engineer degrees: Materials Science/Metallurgy, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Nuclear, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics, Computer Science, Environmental, Chemical, Architectural, Structural.

(A four-year bachelor of Engineering Technology degree is not considered an automatic equivalent for a B.S. degree in Engineering. A review of the degree program curriculum must be completed by Engineering department management.)

Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training.

Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2

  • Actively enrolled in an ABET accredited college or university undergraduate Mechanical/Chemical Engineering Program

  • Knowledge and ability to apply basic discipline engineering principles

  • Practices and theories and use commonly applied engineering approaches and calculations

  • Problem analysis/resolution techniques

  • Knowledge of applicable codes, standards, practices, methods and safety standards in the area of applicable engineering discipline

Major Accountabilities

1) Performs simple to intermediate analysis and designs. May assist in preparing business/engineering plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, evaluations and studies

2) Assists in research, business documentation, studies or technical reviews. Conducts analyses, investigations, verifications and summarizes results or findings in written reports or oral presentations

3) Utilizes internal resources to learn business/engineering operations/functions and apply learning in completion of work assignments

4) Coordinates efforts with other disciplines, and/or departments in achieving project goals and task assignments

5) Performs other related duties as required

Nuclear requirement

Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are a condition of employment at PVGS. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Generating Stations (PVGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Please contact the recruiting team for additional information regarding an in person or virtual internship program.