LG&E and KU Energy Engineer Co-op - Mechanical in Louisville, Kentucky



Engineer Co-op - Mechanical

Job Description:

Generation Engineering: Co-op will learn all aspects of power plant operations through plant tours and studying generating equipment. Co-op will also learn the planning process and project management procedures. Will be responsible for visiting plants, investigating problems, and presenting solutions to engineering and plant staff. Position will involve both office and plant work.

Identifies opportunities for improvement and/or suggests improved methods.

Gathers, correlates, and analyzes specific data using established procedures.

Performs detailed and/or routine engineering assignments involving established calculations, tests and analysis.

Performs a variety of routine tasks that will improve the individual’s familiarization with the engineering methods, practices, and programs of the Company.

Supports operating and maintenance functions with engineering analysis, troubleshooting, problem identification, problem resolution activities.

Assists Senior Engineers and/or Engineer I, II and III with large projects, as needed.

Assists with the development of station/engineering goals, objectives, budgets, programs and procedures.

Plans and controls all activities so as to provide an accident-free work place.

Conducts work activities with regard to environmental rules and regulations.

Regularly reviews assignments to assure optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Performs other duties as directed by management.

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Physical Effort:

Physical nature of work may require climbing in and out equipment and walking on grated sidewalks up to 50 feet in the air.

Work Conditions:

Office, field, or plant environment. Some positions might require ability to work in adverse climate conditions and physical nature of work may require climbing in and out of equipment and walking on grated sidewalks up to 50 feet in the air.

Required Education & Experience:

Available full time during the Summer 2019 semester (May – August)

Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and have completed sophomore year with declared major in Mechanical Engineering

Minimum 2.5 GPA


220 W Main Street



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Position Purpose:

Gain experience and exposure to practical engineering applications within the utility industry. Individual normally works under close supervision; performs a variety of projects that have specific instructions and expected results.

Seeking Mechanical Engineering majors only to work Full Time (40 hours) during the Summer 2019 semester (May – August). Must be currently enrolled in school full-time, pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, perceived disability or any other protected characteristic as may be defined by applicable law.