Join a dynamic northwest electric utility and become part of a progressive team.

The Engineering Intern will provide temporary assistance to the Engineering Department with a variety of projects and tasks; including but not limited to field work, preparing and updating maps, accurately recording and documenting activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Support the District’s goal of making our customers our #1 advocates.
  • Assist Engineering Department in a variety of tasks associated with the District’s work.
  • Create and maintain accurate records, documents, and reports as directed, including AutoCAD drawing creation and updates.
  • Field, prepare and update system DOT franchise maps, drawings, etc. as directed.
  • Assist District Engineer on system analysis including, Heat Pump loading analysis, system load flow, renewable generation impacts and new large load customer assessment.
  • Compile, manipulate and analyze data sets such as metering, outage and faults to support Engineering Department decisions and recommendations.
  • Observe field construction and system improvements for engineering.
  • Complete As – Builts of Distribution, Substations and Transmission systems as needed.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Must be enrolled in an accredited college program leading to a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer science or GIS, ArcGIS, AutoCAD and system modeling tool or similar experience and/or coursework preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations

Must have a valid Driver’s license.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.  Experience in engineering analysis software preferred.  Also, various engineering equipment and machinery (i.e. volt & current reading devices, radio frequency interference equipment, level and transit, etc.).

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs, bend, reach, uses hands to finger, handle, or feel, and sit for extended periods of time.  Occasionally required to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.  Required to speak and hear clearly when communicating over the telephone and in person.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to indoor and outdoor environments.  Outdoor settings include all types of property and site conditions including open spaces, timberlands, urban developments, flat and hilly terrain, building construction sites, and road rights-of-way.  Indoor settings include residential, commercial and industrial sites that can involve cramped spaces, moving machinery, etc.  Individuals may be exposed to hazardous conditions, including but not limited to obstacles, heights, open trenches, highway traffic, electric lines, all types of vegetation, fiberglass insulation, paint fumes, wood preservatives, solvents, oils, and cleaning compounds.   The noise level in the work environment is moderate.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Lewis County PUD believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

How to Apply

Lewis County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  This recruitment will remain open until Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  To apply for this position you must complete our employment application and provide a cover letter and resume.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application Packets may be submitted one of the following ways:

Online:  Apply Now


Lewis County PUD
Attn: HR
PO Box 330
Chehalis, WA  98532

In Person:
Lewis County PUD
321 NW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Job Details

Non-Exempt Staff Position - DOE
February 15, 2018
March 23, 2018