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Reliability Engineer Intern (Muleshoe, TX) Job

Location(s): TX - Muleshoe


Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world?  Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.



Xcel Energy is searching for an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering student to join us for a summer internship (May - August 2021) at Tolk Station Coal plant!

Must be able to commute to the work site at Tolk Station, located at 970 County Road 65 Earth TX 79031, every day. 


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.

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 (May - August)



  • 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.





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) || Generation || 60109:ES PO REL Eng TolkX CunnJon || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $19.50 - $22.60 per hour

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Requisition Number: 28281

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