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Summer Intern - Energy Delivery (Elkhorn)

Omaha Public Power District Elkhorn, NE

Job Description



Department: Energy Delivery Engineering

Location: Elkhorn Service Center, Elkhorn, NE

Duration:  May 2020  August 2020

Work Schedule: 10hrs/day 4 days/week

Pay: $17.50

Assist electricians in the construction, maintenance and operation of substation facilities to ensure reliable electrical service to OPPD customers.

  • Assists in the construction of transmission and distribution substations by installing and commissioning equipment used for power delivery by OPPD.  Work includes foundation installation, structural steel assembly, and general electrical construction.
  • Assists in the maintenance of transmission and distribution substations by overhauling, troubleshooting, repairing and testing equipment of power equipment such as circuit breakers, transformers, voltage regulators, reclosers, and other equipment.
  • Assists in the safe operation of transmission and distribution equipment used for power delivery by OPPD.
  • Transports equipment and materials to and from worksites.


Perform complex maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, repair and installation of protective relaying, control and automation systems associated with the District's generating, transmission and distribution systems.

  • Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair protective relays, control equipment, RTU's, SCADA and associated devices under the direct supervision of a Senior or 1st Class Relay Specialist.
  • Assist with reviewing prints and records to prepare cutover procedures on new installation or revisions to existing protection and control schemes to ensure the integrity of the protection and supervisory control system.
  • Assist in preparing, conducting, and evaluating comprehensive cutover, functional and test procedures on the protection and supervisory control system and associated devices.  Interpret the results of test procedures.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and determine the cause of anomalies within protection and supervisory control schemes.  Initiate corrective action as necessary.
  • Perform all assigned construction, operation, testing and maintenance tasks in accordance with the District's Safety Manual, the Hold Order System, and the Personal Protective Grounding Manual, standards and practices.




Specific degree required:  Working towards earning an Associates of Applied Science degree in any of the following fields of study:



Substation Technology

Electrical Technology


Relay Protection

Electromechanical Technology

Instrumentation and Control


2.5 GPA or higher is required


Current full-time student attending an accredited college





Closing Statement




Leading the way we power the future.


To provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.


We 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 March 31, 2020

**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 additional information, please contact:

Darlene Brown, TA Recruiter

HC Talent Acquisition - Human Capital Division

Direct: 531-226-3068

Job Details

Date Posted March 22, 2020
Date Closes May 21, 2020
Requisition 295882
Located In Elkhorn, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00