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NextEra Energy Summer College Intern-Okeechobee Clean Energy Center in Vero Beach, Florida

Summer College Intern-Okeechobee Clean Energy Center

Date: Sep 30, 2021

Primary Location: Vero Beach, FL, US, 32966

Company: NextEra Energy

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Position Specific Description

Under direct supervision, this job applies diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to broad variety of assignments and related fields. Acts as a single point of contact for projects for the department. Develops knowledge and skills within a specific practice area. Evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects with few complex features. Collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments. Works on small projects or portions of larger projects. Supports daily plant operations and maintenance, conducts analysis on system performance and reliability strategy, and provides recommendations. Candidates must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered

Some of the responsibilities for our plant internships are listed below:

  • Acquire knowledge of a combined cycle system operations through team interaction and self-directed training

  • Learn safe work practices at the plant and participate in hazard identification during pre-job briefs

  • Apply knowledge to actual operating failure modes experienced in the fleet

  • Piping and Instrumentation Drawing reviews and updates

  • Support the validation of daily operating procedures

  • Participate in daily activities associated with the safe and reliable operation of the plant (including such items as: preventative maintenance routines, startup and shutdown activities)

  • Intern will work with the equipment on how to analyze and troubleshoot equipment problems

  • Conduct field walk-downs and mark-up as build documentation

  • Support six sigma quality projects and learn the tools

* Majors: Facilities Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Power Engineering Operations, Power Engineering Technology

Job Overview

To be considered for an internship, you must be actively enrolled at a college or university as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher. You must also have a current cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher (on a 0.00 to 4.00 scale).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists department with assigned projects

  • Completes challenging projects and assignments

  • Presents final project to senior leadership at the end of the internship

  • Assumes responsibility for own travel, lodging, and transportation necessary to be available for the program

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school grad / GED

  • Maintain active enrollment in a Bachelor or higher degree program

  • Maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Employee Group: Non Exempt

Employee Type: Intern

Job Category: Intern

Organization: Florida Power & Light Company

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Other Work Locations: Florida

Relocation Provided: No

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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