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Engineering Intern- TX Job

Location(s): TX - Muleshoe


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.



Xcel Energy is searching for an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering student to join us for a summer internship at TolkStation coal plant!

Must be able to work site at Tolk Station every day. 

Internship is full-time (40 hours/week), May - August 2023. 


Position Summary

Provide support to the Engineering staff on plant projects. As an entry-level engineer perform tasks spanning all aspects of plant operations including performance/efficiency, emissions control, contract and project management, specifying new and replacement equipment, making process improvement recommendations, and supporting requests from operations and maintenance. This opportunity will provide practical field experience and mentoring to build knowledge and capability in working in the utility industry.


(Starting pay is based on Sophomore college level and will increase each additional year of college)

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Electrical or Mechanical Engineering program.
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (graduating in December) level preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally 
  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week in the summer



  • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry desirable
  • Ability to intern throughout the school year strongly preferred


This internship assignment may be extended past summer based on performance & business need.






Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


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.


Posting Notes:  TX - Muleshoe || TX - Muleshoe || United States (US) || Operations || 60109:ES PO REL Eng TolkX CunnJon || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $20.70 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays


Requisition Number: 49767

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.

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