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Co-Op - Electrical Engineer - Protection & Automation - Elkhorn

Omaha Public Power District locationElkhorn, NE
23 positions

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Omaha Public Power District locationElkhorn, NE
23 positions
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Elkhorn, NE, United States




Department: Protection & Automation Engineering

Location: Elkhorn Service Center, Elkhorn, NE

Duration:  May 2021  December 2021

Work Schedule: 7:30AM 4PM/Mon-Fri

Pay: $21.69


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


  • Sophomore Status or Higher
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 2.5 GPA or higher is required
  • Current full-time student attending an accredited college/university



  • 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. 
  • High Analytical and Problem Solving Skills, Attention to Detail, Good Communication Skills (Written and Oral), Organized
  • Team Oriented

Technical Ability (i.e. software):

  • Microsoft Office Suite of Products,
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and documents desired, not required

Closing Statement


At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are”wherever you are” and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

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EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at, on or before January 29, 2021


Darlene H. Brown, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Certified Strengths Coach and Executive Coach

HC Talent Acquisition - Human Capital Division

Direct: 531-226-3068  Cell: 402-880-3929

**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.

***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.***

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