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Electrical Engineer Intern

Electrical Engineer Intern

Requisition ID 
Job Locations 
US-IL-Bedford Park
Job Family 
Operational Excellence (OE)

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Position Location: Argo Plant - Bedford Park, IL

Business Unit: North America


Primary Function

The Argo Engineering department is seeking an Electrical Engineering student to join our team.  In this role, the successful candidate will assist in improving of existing databases, data collection tools, review of existing electrical documentation, development and improvements of electrical system model for computer studies and simulations, analysis of results to identify opportunities for optimization of power distribution, improvements in reliability and energy savings. 


Through the student co-op program, we hope to cultivate a potential future plant Electrical Engineer.  Key job activities of the selected candidate include, but are not limited to:


Key Deliverables

Become familiar with plant power distribution system:

  • Become familiar with all aspects of plant electrical system, from 138 kV supply, 12 kV distribution, generation to utilization at various voltage levels. Become familiar and proficient with the E-Tap software, its database and results of short circuit, coordination and arc flash studies. Become familiar and master the use of other tools used in the plant, ie. Meridian, Aspen, Intellution.  Evaluate opportunities for improvement in existing databases and data collection systems. 


Complete all electrical studies using available E-Tap modules:

  • Evaluate existing studies results by confirming them with actual, real time measurements. Analyze and modify existing input data and methodology used to make sure that the results are accurate. Recommend changes to improve system stability, optimize selectivity of protective devices and reduce arc flash hazard.

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:


  • Completed at least two years of coursework towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and have a GPA 3.0/4.0.
  • Assertive, creative, energetic, and positive thinking
  • Demonstrate analytical problem solving skills
  • Developed multi-tasking and time management skills
  • PC skilled with word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet experience
  • Eligibility for work in the U.S without sponsorship required. Reliable transportation to the plant is required


Desired behavior, personal attributes,(Success Drivers And Competencies):


  • Good electrical engineering knowledge, especially as it relates to power distribution networks.
  • Familiarity with database management.
  • Willingness to learn quickly
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to self-teach using manuals, documentation and online information
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills