Thursday, July 14, 2011

Position with Springfield, OR, Utility Board

As of August 17th, this position is still open and accepting applications.


DIVISION: Electric Service Center

REPORTS TO: Standards & Planning Engineering Supervisor

STATUS/HOURS: Full Time / Mon - Fri

SALARY RANGE: $5272.84 – 6207.62 (DOE)

POSTING DATE: Friday, July 15, 2011


Please submit a copy of all college transcripts with your application

· This position is responsible for engineering, drafting and planning of electrical facilities. The work includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of designs, reports, studies, layouts and estimates for the installation and maintenance of electric facilities and other electrical engineering work.

· Assignments and review will be given from other electrical engineers, managers and the division director and/or designee.

· Performs electric engineering support for transformer loading, pole loading in PLS-CADD, fuse coordination, transmission design, substation maintenance, and system protection devices.

· This position is viewed as a support role for other engineers; however, the work demands some independent judgment, creativity, quality, timeliness and the ability to work well with others.

· Provides assistance in planning, studies, reports and policies dealing with distribution, substation and transmission facilities for the ten-year plan, WECC/NERC, Oregon PUC, SUB policies and Productivity Incentive Program.

· This position also provides technical support to the Engineering Technicians.


· Will consider recent graduate for this position and will provide on the job training.

· Engineering experience in a utility or related experience is desired, but not required.

Knowledge and Skills

· Considerable knowledge in mathematics and science.

· Demonstrated competency in software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.

· AutoCAD experience is preferred.

· Movement to an Electrical Staff Engineer 2 is based on years of experience and performance and is required to have and Oregon Engineer-in-Training license.

· Movement to an Electrical Staff Engineer 3 is based on years of experience and performance and is required to have an Oregon Professional Engineer license.


· A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited school.

A completed SUB Application of Employment along with a resume and cover letter is required. Please visit our website at to print out an application. You may also apply at Springfield Utility Board - Human Resources, 223 “A” Street, Suite H. Please mail applications to SUB - HR, PO Box 300, Springfield, OR 97477.

Internship opportunity at EMC

EMC Software Developer Co-op
Bellevue, WA
Full-time Autumn quarter
APPLY THROUGH: Engineering Co-op & Internship Program:
Questions? Contact us:

The Backup and Recovery Systems (BRS) division of EMC offers first-class products, protecting customers' mission-critical enterprise applications. The products' intuitive user interface and policy-based backup engine help automate and simplify the entire backup and recovery process. Powerful snapshot management provides instant data protection and rapid recovery. Deduplication offers breakthrough space and time savings

If you thrive in a challenging, results-oriented, and rewarding environment take a closer look at EMC Corporation. We want to talk to candidates interested in a co-op term as a Software Developer with the BRS division of EMC, located in our Bellevue, WA.

Position Summary

Design and development of software used for the backup and restore of Enterprise-level applications and databases, such as DB2, Informix, Lotus, Oracle, SAP and Sybase. Key activities may include:

• Design and code software modules
• Unit test, debug and correct defects
• Participate in design reviews and code walk-throughs
• Install and configure development lab computers & software

Skills/Experience Required:

• Strong academic record is a must.
• Good knowledge of one of the following is required: C/C++, Java, GUI design & development.
• Working knowledge of TCP/IP, threads, client-server and interprocess communication is desired.
• Familiarity with Windows and/or UNIX (Solaris, HPUX, AIX, Linux) is desired.
• Other important skills include: good written and verbal communication skills; enthusiasm to learn and to make and meet objectives; motivated, effective, and responsible team player; good problem solving capabilities; good analytical skills.

Electrical Engineering Co-op: Red Dot Corporation

Electrical Engineering Co-op
Red Dot Corporation
Tukwila Washington
Full-time summer, part-time during academic year
APPLY THROUGH: Engineering Co-op & Internship Program:
Questions? Contact us:

Seattle-based Red Dot Corporation is a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of mobile heating and air conditioning systems for the heavy-duty trucking, off-road, and military industries. Red Dot custom-designs and manufactures products for its customers, which include noteworthy names such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Pierce, Daimler Trucks, Mack Trucks, BAE Systems, Oshkosh, Volvo and others.
- Mechanical aptitude and skilled with basic electronic lab tools and equipment.
- Ability and willingness to learn and perform mechanical assembly work, including soldering, wire harness assembly, and electronic testing.
- Basic knowledge of analog and digital circuitry, schematics, microprocessors preferable.
- Ability to draft in AutoCAD or other modeling program is preferable but not required.
- Knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
- Ability to work independently.

Job Description:
Assist Electrical Engineers with various tasks including some or all of the following:
- Designing and testing of prototype electronic systems and assemblies.
- Setting up and monitoring electronic and/or mechanical tests.
- Troubleshooting and repair of electronic assemblies.
- Programming and testing electronic circuits and PC board assemblies.
- Fabrication of wire harness assemblies.
- Design and fabrication of electrical test fixtures.
- PC board design and layout.
- Documentation and release of engineering drawings.
- Miscellaneous engineering tasks.

The internship can start immediately on a full or part time basis and run through the summer or to an agreed upon end date. 20-40 hrs. per week, flexible scheduling.

The primary qualities that we emphasize for our co-op students are the following in order of importance:
- Punctuality and dependability regarding the agreed upon work schedule
- Willingness to perform all tasks assigned
- Ability to communicate well and comfortably with other team members
- Demonstration of understanding and knowledge by the type and quality of questions asked
- Completion of tasks in a timely and accurate manner
- Proactive reporting of progress and/or the need for additional assignments

The Advanced Engineering group at Red Dot designs and develops electronic control systems similar to those found in automobile air conditioners. Through this internship, an electrical engineering student would gain a good perspective on the use of engineering principles in the project management, design, development, testing and manufacture of electromechanical assemblies and systems.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - OPEN HOUSES Next Week!

Want to run your own company some day? Interested in entrepreneurship?
Check out the Lavin Program - open to all incoming UW students regardless of major. Apply online mid-August:

The UW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) combines curriculum with hands-on learning to give undergraduates the experience, skills, and know-how that will be a foundation for future business ventures­whether at a start-up or a larger established firm.

To find out more about CIE Undergraduate Programs, including the accelerated Lavin Program for serious entrepreneurs, attend one of the CIE Open Houses. Parents are welcome! RSVPs are nice, but if plans change at the last minute, come anyway!

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00, July 20 and September 21
Fridays Noon-1:00, July 22 and September 23

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