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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Project Based

Location: Kansas City

Starts: May. 12, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


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It’s never too early to start searching for your dream career.  If you’re ready to apply the principles you’ve been learning at school in the real world,  Evergy is the place for you.  Hands-on experience is what our co-op program is all about.  Our programs offer students an opportunity to gain insight and meaningful experience while also allowing us to identify talented prospective employees.  Many of our co-ops go on to develop successful careers at Evergy.


Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

As an Engineering Co-op,  you’ll have real responsibilities,  and you’ll work on productive assignments with actual business interactions.  We know that you work hard,  so we help you play hard while you are here.  We provide a number of intern events throughout the summer to burn some extra energy,  including volunteer events,  power plant tours,  lunch and learns,  and more.

Fall Engineering CO-OP Positions

These positions provide students a realistic engineering experience supporting the safe and efficient operation of a nuclear power plant.   Student Engineers are matched with an experienced technical mentor and assigned meaningful real-world engineering projects.  There are opportunities for Electrical,  Mechanical,  Civil,  Nuclear and Chemical Engineering a variety of Engineering Teams.   Typical work hours are 4 –  10hour days with a 3-day weekends (Friday –  Sunday).  This is an engineering student position requiring completion of Sophomore Year (60 Hours)  prior to start of employment.

  • Design Engineering Team –  Responsible for developing and reviewing projects directly related to plant design such as modification packages,  calculations,  engineering specifications,  design analyses and vender supplied documents.
  • Support Engineering Team –  Responsible for implementing and maintaining programs such as ASME code required testing code,  Flow Accelerated Corrosion inspections,  valve testing,  predictive maintenance testing and troubleshooting plant equipment.
  • Startegic Engineering Team –  Responsible for trending and monitoring critical plant systems,  long range planning,  troubleshooting and evaluating plant equipment performance,  performing system walkdowns and recommending improvement items to plant leadership.
  • Nuclear Engineering Team -  Responsible for supporting plant operations,  monitoring and tracking reactor core performance,  thermal heat balances,  probability risk assessments and reviewing core designs.
  • Strategic Projects Engineering Team –  Responsible for field engineering support on major plant modifications and projects.

Scheduled Work Hours:  Flexible hours,  4-day week from Monday -  Thursday,  7:00 a.m.  –  5:30 p.m.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Second,  third-  or fourth-year student actively pursuing a degree in Engineering (Electrical,  Mechanical,  Nuclear,  Civil,  Chemical)

Skills,  Knowledge,  and Abilities Required:

Must be dependable,  self-motivated,  and detail-oriented and have excellent organizational and proofreading skills.   Must possess the ability to work and communicate effectively with other company personnel.  Proficiency in word processing,  spreadsheets and databases preferred.   Must be able to handle multiple priorities and operate efficiently and effectively in high stress environment.

Licenses,  Certifications,  Bonding,  and/or Testing Required:

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions:

Normal office working conditions.   Ability to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure required.   Occasionally some additional hours or weekends may be required.   Must have excellent work record including good attendance.

Evergy has a clear mission –  To empower a better future.  Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First.  We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company,  we need a team with a variety of backgrounds,  perspectives and skills.  So,  our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.  We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone –  regardless of race,  color,  religion,  gender,  gender identity or expression,  sexual orientation,  national origin,  genetics,  disability,  age,  or veteran status –  has a voice and can bring their best every day.  We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are,  the better we will be.  Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,  responsibilities,  and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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