Washington State Ferries (WSF) Terminal Engineering group has
a summer internship program available for 2016. WSF is looking for a mechanical
or electrical 2nd or 3rd year engineering student who will
have emphasis in electrical power, mechanical machine design or hydraulics. They will assist with electrical/mechanical
field data gathering and inspections of the movable bridges at WSF ferry
facilities along with Arc Flash studies, lighting, utility inventory and
mechanical design. The person will be teamed up with mechanical or
electrical engineers along with craftsman for duties mentioned above for each
facility. Time will be spent about 50/50 between the office and out in
The intern will learn
·How the movable bridge systems works
·How to assess what the areas of concern are
·How to complete the inspection documentation
·How to follow safety procedures and utilizing
·How to gather and enter data for Arc Flash Studies
·How to design using the National electrical code
(NEC) and mechanical codes.
How hydraulic power systems and wire rope hoist are used to
move large structures and key concepts of system design.
The intern will perform the following work
·Climbing and crawling in and around the structures
to gathers data
·Learn and use safety equipment during inspection
·Assessing wire rope cable systems, hydraulic
systems, power systems, PLC systems, a variety of sensors used to evaluate
·Assisting in completion of inspection and report
documenting the findings.
·Electrical student will have additional
opportunity to assist with electrical studies which focus on lighting systems
as well as arc flash studies.
·Take electrical measurements using various
·Mechanical student will have an opportunity to
work in researching design solutions taking pressure readings and assisting in
design aspects of mechanical systems.
Also to design changes to these systems and prepare plans, specification
and estimates to accomplish the work.
Start Date Summer 2016 (12 weeks)
To submit your interest in applying send a resume and cover
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Friday, April 15, 2018. It
is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible as the hiring manager
will be reviewing candidates as they come in and reserves the right to offer an
internship at his discretion.