Junior Engineering Intern - Nuclear

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Actual Work Location(s):

414 Nicollet Mall, Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant

Position Summary

This opportunity will provide an understanding of how materials are stocked and purchased within nuclear supply chain and allow for hands-on experience with the goal of improving inventory health and creating new strategies. Also, through practical experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills.

The intern will collaborate with Engineering and Materials colleagues, analyze data, ensure functional locations of materials are up to date, contribute to the team by making recommendations for efficiencies and develop a model to demonstrate the impacts to plant operations and reliability. This position will also work with Engineering colleagues within the Supply Chain group on assigned technical projects. The Nuclear Supply Chain team supports nuclear operations at each plant on a day-to-day basis for both short- and long-term planning. The primary area of focus for this analyst role is within materials management with an emphasis on technical research. Tasks are based around stocking strategies for components used in critical and safety plant systems, data analysis such as usage/forecasting, developing bill of materials for nuclear critical spares and important parts and critical component tracking. The proper tools and support will be provided by members of the supply chain team to allow for a productive and successful internship.

Eligible candidates must live within the assigned work location in MN area to be considered. Candidates must be able to commute to the worksite within a reasonable amount of time (an hour or less).

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, or Electrical Engineering program.

  • Current Junior or above.

  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally

  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others.

  • Must be within commuting distance of work location.

  • Able to work part-time 12-20 hrs./wk during the school year and full-time during the summer.

  • Able to commit to the internship for a year or longer.

  • Ability to travel to various work locations on occasion for assigned projects.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficiency with SAP and SAP Analytics Cloud

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $22.50 per hourThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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