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Co-Op Protection & Automation (T&D)

Omaha Public Power District Elkhorn, NE

Job Description



Department: Protection & Automation

Location: Elkhorn Service Center, Elkhorn, NE

Duration:  January 2020  August 2020

Work Schedule: M-F 40 hours/week [7:30am 4:00pm]

Pay: $21.06

As part of the Protection and Automation Engineering Department, the co-op will have the opportunity to complete assignments with hands-on and in-depth experiences in the three phase power system engineering aspects of electric utility system protection and automation design, configuration, maintenance, and operation.

The co-op will be exposed to automation and protection system design, configuration, and implementation, and operation including relay coordination, power system modeling, intelligent device integration, power system event analysis, and electric system operation support.  Specific activities may include performing in-depth engineering calculations, setting and configuration development, print review, modeling software, and other related duties and activities as assigned by the manager or engineers. 

Candidates must display the ability to think logically, communicate a clear understanding of the subject matter and offer informed suggestions to improve processes.



Specific fields of study required:  Electrical Engineering Degree Program

2.5 GPA required, 3.0 GPA or higher preferred

Sophomore Status or Higher

Current full-time student attending an accredited college/university


Technical Ability (i.e. software):

  • Microsoft Office Suite of Products,
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and documents desired.



  • High Analytical and Problem Solving Skills, Attention to Detail, Good Communication Skills (Written and Oral), Organized
  • Must have the ability to: prioritize and work on multiple assignments at one time; work under stressful situations; operate a computer and other office equipment; sit at a desk for more than one hour at a time; move about the Company and interact with all levels of the Company. 
  • Team Oriented

Closing Statement



VisionLeading the way we power the future.
MissionTo provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.
ValuesWe have a PASSION to serve We HONOR our community We CARE about each other.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at, on or before November 15, 2019.

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

For any additional information, please contact:

Darlene Brown, TA Recruiter

HC Talent Acquisition - Human Capital Division

Direct: 531-226-3068


Job Details

Date Posted September 19, 2019
Date Closes November 18, 2019
Requisition 295879
Located In Elkhorn, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00