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Intern - Iowa Water Plant

Company: ENGIE
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

ENGIE has an immediate opening for a water treatment plant operator intern. Responsible for the operation of a Grade IV State of Iowa surface water treatment plant at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. The minimum certification required to independently operate the University of Iowa Water Plant is a Class II Water Operator Certification. The student employment program at the Water Plant will be aimed toward helping students achieve a Water Operator Certification.


ENGIE at the University of Iowa employs over 100 energy professionals in the trades, technical specialties, engineering, management, and support to operate the utility production and distribution systems, driving toward greater use of renewable and sustainable fuels.

What you'll do:

Student will be mentored by a certified water plant operator during their hours at work, unless completing assigned remote work.


* Assist in the multiple stages of water treatment operations in practice, including sampling and analysis methods

* Analyze, adjust, and correct all phases of the water treatment process in an efficient and safe manner

* Acquire knowledge of regulatory basis for water treatment including water quality requirements and effluent/by-product disposal requirements

* Complete an IDNR-approved training course prior to taking the Class I Examination

* Other duties as assigned

What you bring:

* Student must be enrolled at the University of Iowa

* Prefer students in Engineering or Environmental Science programs

* No Operator Classification is required

* Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

* Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree accuracy

* Could involve some lifting

* Ability to use a personal computer, calculator, and work with standard software applications

Additional Information/Conditions:

* Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future

* Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies

* Work environment characteristics described here 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 needed assistance to perform the essential functions

* Work environment characteristics described here 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

* Must be able to detect and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication

* Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing; sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks and the like as required); kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting

* Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half and full-face respirators, fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses, etc.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions

* The noise letter in this environment may exceed moderate


ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient, and more accessible to everyone.


In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university's Utility System. As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water, and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as "protected characteristics") as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.

If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

Additional Information

* Posting Date: Oct 27, 2022

Keywords: ENGIE, Iowa City , Intern - Iowa Water Plant, Professions , Iowa City, Iowa

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