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Position Opening Announcement

February 28, 2018

 Position: Electrical Engineering Intern

Recruitment Dates: February 28, 2018 – to March 30, 2018

Salary/Wage: $17.00 to $18.00 per hour. (Temporary Position; anticipated to be summer-2018)

Making Application:

Please submit: 1) MW&L application; 2) cover letter (please address minimum training and experience); 3) resume; and 4) letter of reference from current or recent instructor: to  Human Resources, McMinnville Water & Light, P.O. Box 638, McMinnville, OR 97128. A MW&L employment application must be submitted for consideration. MW&L application form available at‑

Minimum Experience and Training (In order to be considered for the selection process, applicants must have the following minimum combination of experience/education training.)

  • Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college technical program (e.g. engineering, drafting, science, or math) having completed at least 24 credit hours.
  • Experience or training in using technical drawings (either civil, electrical, mechanical or structural).
  • Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license (or otherwise valid in the state of Oregon).


This is a temporary (90-day) full-time position doing engineering and drafting work in the Engineering Department of McMinnville Water and Light (MW&L). The Electrical Engineering Intern is responsible for assisting with project design and documentation, and maintaining system drawings. The Intern is expected to accomplish this through use of AutoCAD, manual drafting, organization skills, and Microsoft Office software.

Good communication performance is essential and is accomplished in writing, in person, or over the telephone with MW&L customers, consulting firms, and the Bonneville Power Administration.

This position reports to the Electrical Engineer. Work performance is evaluated by the Electrical Engineer through informal conferences and periodic reviews.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (Only major tasks are identified.)

Works closely with the Electrical Engineer with system design including substation construction and retrofits and transmission and distribution system improvements.

Performs skilled drafting of preliminary and final construction drawings and specifications, maps, schematics, diagrams, as-builts, forms, etc. from verbal instructions and/or preliminary sketches in electrical, civil, and architectural engineering fields.

Field verifies drawings for electric or water personnel.

Maintains the network archive and physical archive of facility, equipment, schematic, and construction drawings.

Assembles drawing packets for construction.

Develops and maintains new and existing drafting standards.

Organizes work to be accomplished in a safe and efficient manner.

Performs related work as assigned.


Selection Factors (These factors will be used to develop examination items/questions to select the most qualified applicants. Applicants selected for employment must satisfactorily demonstrate possession of these factors during and after a prescribed probationary period for continued employment.)

Knowledge Of:

  • MW&L policies, standards, and specifications.
  • drafting methods and procedures to prepare accurate, orderly, and comprehensible engineering plans.
  • mathematics to include algebra, plane geometry, and trigonometry.

Skill In:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • AutoCAD or similar drafting software.
  • the use of computers.
  • applying technical drawing standards.
  • dealing with people in a cheerful, pleasant, and courteous manner.
  • interpreting codes, policies and procedures, design standards, and construction plans and specifications.

Ability To:

  • work independently and energetically on assignments.
  • apply current computer technology to customer and utility problems.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co‑workers, and the public.


The employee is regularly required to talk, listen and hear, and frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to sit, stand, and walk.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.