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Mechanical Engineering Intern

Working at AECI is more than a job, it is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry. We are searching for talented, enthusiastic people to contribute to our team as we work to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy for our member-owners. At AECI, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, your opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry with a growing company are endless.

The power industry is fascinating and challenging. We need smart and driven students to join our team. Mechanical engineering internships are available at the Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill, Missouri. These are paid internships available during the 2024 school year. Internships will be available during the spring, summer and fall periods based upon availability. Normal working days are Monday through Friday. You could also potentially receive course credit while working at AECI! Contact your school’s career center for more information.

Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in a mechanical engineering curriculum and have successfully completed two (2) years of work toward a Bachelor of Science degree. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access) and AutoCAD is desired. As with any position, attendance and being on time is an important requirement. 
As a mechanical engineering student, projects may include the following:
  • Perform various engineering tasks focused on increasing the reliability of our existing coal and gas plant fleet
  • Perform reviews of plant equipment failure mechanisms and provide preventative maintenance recommendations
  • Assist with coordination of testing, data collection, reviewing reports for accuracy, writing bid specifications, and evaluating construction bids from multiple contractors
  • Assist with power plant improvement projects such as evaluating maintenance and cost-saving improvements
  • Execute smaller-scale outage projects.
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AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment