LG&E and KU Energy Lab Intern I in Ghent, Kentucky

Title Lab Intern I

Requisition ID 4231BR

Address 9485 Highway 42 East

City Ghent

State Kentucky

Job Function Intern/Coop

Position Purpose This position will provide challenging projects, networking opportunities, and a chance to learn from experienced electric utility professionals. As a Laboratory Intern you will develop skills in laboratory functions while assisting in the tasks of sampling, analysis, and treatments of various station systems.

To be eligible for this position you must be currently enrolled in an applicable Associate degree program, and must have taken or plan to take a Chemistry course and lab.

Education & Experience Candidate must be currently enrolled and pursuing an Associate degree in a technical program. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for eligibility. A basic knowledge of chemistry is required as demonstrated by completion of a college level chemistry course and lab. Ability to troubleshoot and analyze problems is important.

Job Description Must be knowledgeable of and follow all safety rules, procedures and practices.

Keep all equipment, tools, materials and work areas in a clean and orderly condition, reporting to supervision any damaged or defective equipment or conditions which may cause damage or injury.

Actively participate and successfully complete assigned training activities and requirements.

Perform work in a responsible and cooperative manner to facilitate a positive working environment.

Assist in the maintenance of analytical control equipment, including demineralizer, boiler and condensate systems.

As instructed, operate chemical treatment equipment, including that associated with both process water and steam

generator systems.

Assist employees in carrying out work assignments.

Keep chemical regenerate tanks and other chemical tanks and/or storage bins at proper operating levels.

Assist in the sampling and analysis of the cooling water systems.

Comply with all safety rules related to the position and plant operations.

Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Work Conditions Plant environment. Position requires ability to work in adverse climate conditions and physical nature of work may require climbing in and out of mills, boilers and walking on grated sidewalks up to 550 feet in the air.

Physical Effort Must be able to lift 50 lbs. from the ground to the height of 30 inches and from waist level to chest on a daily basis.

Typical equipment/materials that must be lifted includes but is not limited to tools, materials, various bags of chemicals.

Able to climb up and down stairs and vertical ladders unassisted on an hourly basis; Perform hand manipulations extended near floor level for extended periods of time on a regular basis.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities (LG&E and KU) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

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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.

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