INTERNSHIP- Engineering Tech - Sewer Utility

  • Kitsap County
  • Poulsbo, Washington
  • Mar 17, 2020
Part Time Engineering Internship Utilities
  • Salary: $22.18 - $23.30 Hourly USD

Job Description


This posting is to fill twopaid internship positionsfor a minimum of 40 hours per week from 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, May - September.


Kitsap County supports internship programs that provide work experience for students in an accredited post-secondary institution that is related to their course of study. The internship program is designed so that the student will have the opportunity to apply principals and theories learned in the classroom, gain new skills, explore a career path and be supervised and mentored by a professional in their field.

Engineering Tech Internship Opportunity for the Public Works Sewer Utility Division:
TheSewer Utility divisionhas an opportunity for a summer intern to grow and develop their skill set in the Mechanical/Civil Engineering field atKitsap County's4 Wastewater Treatment Plants!

Position Description:
Perform a variety of tasks associated with operation and maintenance the County's four wastewater treatment plants and 60 associated pumping stations, as well as a variety of entry level construction management and engineering assignments. Tasks and assignments are subject to include:
  • Gathering equipment data for updating the Sewer Utility's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Inspect new construction of gravity and pressure sewer lines, pump stations and manholes for compliance with construction documents and Industry or County standards.
  • Assist with startup and testing verification of new Developer pump stations.
  • Assist with facility operation and record documentation updates, e.g. draw downs, control strategies, Vendor O&Ms, etc.
  • Help to troubleshoot issues or concerns that arise during construction with new equipment, treatment process operations, and potential maintenance problems
  • Review documents for capital, developer and small works projects including pre-design reports, design drawings, specifications, and contract documents
  • Participate in operations, maintenance, construction and technical review meetings with stakeholders.
  • Perform technical research work and computations as required to provide reliable advice concerning treatment process operations, potential maintenance problems, project designs, and construction problems.


Minimum Qualifications :
  • Must be able to show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution at the time of internship. If the internship occurs during the summer, the student may provide proof of summer or fall enrollment.
  • Engineering mathematics applicable to area of assignment.
  • Basic ability to understand and interpret engineering plans, maps, specifications, drafting terminology and symbols.
  • Ability to conduct research and gather data efficiently in a reasonably logical manner.
  • Perform basic computer operations using MS Office Suite and SharePoint.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Work successfully within the context of a team environment.
Desired Majors and Class Level
  • Mechanical Engineering orCivil Engineering
  • Sophomore(2Y) - Senior(4Y)
Driving Requirements
The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as aCategory 1 Driver operates County-owned vehicle.

Knowledge and Abilities To Obtain Over the Course of the Internship:

Increase Intern Knowledge,Skills and Abilitiesof:
  • Learn structure of an asset management system and basic knowledge of CMMS functionality.
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Identification of field equipment and function.
  • Interpret manuals and other documents to determine operations and maintenance requirements.
  • Be an active participant in meetings.
  • Work with staff to understand system operations and construction.
  • Identify process improvements for system optimization.
  • Intern will receive supervision from an administrative superior as assigned.
  • Work is performed in accordance with established policies and accepted practices.
  • Work is reviewed through status reports, meeting and observations.


  • Applications will be screened as they are received.
Positions in the classification are:
  • Covered by the Kitsap County Extra Help Policy
  • Classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Closing Date/Time: 3/31/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

Poulsbo, Washington United States View Map