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LG&E and KU Energy Craft-Worker Intern I - Power Plant Operator in Ghent, Kentucky


Job Description:

  • Perform maintenance activities as required to maintain, repair, inspect, install, rebuild, construct, and troubleshoot various power plant equipment.

  • Assist in startup and shut down of plant equipment including monitoring and operating plant and responding to events and emergencies.

  • Assist in operating controls and devices for proper plant operation. Coordinate unit operation with Generation Dispatch and Transmission Operations as required.

  • Assist employees in carrying out work assignments.

  • Clean equipment undergoing repairs, handle and move material, supplies and equipment in connection with the work and work area.

  • Be able to learn to make and read simple drawings and sketches.

  • Prepare and take the Edison Electrical Institute (EEI) POSS/MASS test measuring job responsive aptitude, ability to retain knowledge, and problem solving skills.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

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Physical Effort:

Must be able to lift 70 lbs. from the ground to the height of 30 inches on a daily basis and 50 lbs. from waist level to chest on a daily basis; Typical equipment/materials that must be lifted includes but is not limited to tools, materials, lifting bars, valves; Able to climb up and down stairs and vertical ladders unassisted on an hourly basis.

Work Conditions:

Industrial work environment. Includes exposure to the elements (heat, cold, rain, wind etc.). Work may include heights (ladders, platforms, stairs, etc.) and proximity to high-voltage electricity.

Required Education & Experience:

Must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in a technical field. Applicable degree fields include Engineering and Electronics Technology, Applied Process Technology, or a related field.

Minimum 2.50 GPA.


9485 Highway 42 East



Job Function:


Position Purpose:

This is an intern level position. Intern will gain practical, hands-on experience in the utility industry under close supervision. This position will provide challenging assignments, networking opportunities, and a chance to learn from experienced energy industry professionals.



External Title:

Craft-Worker Intern I - Power Plant Operator