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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Technician Intern in Fairview Heights, Illinois

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Knows and applies concepts in the planning, design, testing, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of electrical power systems.

  2. Develop and maintain a basic level of knowledge in the detail design practices of SEL protection and automation systems as well as quality standards.

  3. Conduct tests in support of department objectives, documenting and reporting malfunctions and identifying/analyzing undesirable trends

  4. Perform wiring modifications and physical installation of electrical protection, control, and automation equipment as required.

  5. Provide support to engineering staff and management as needed.

  6. Work in a safe, healthful and environmentally sound manner, report accidents and unsafe conditions promptly, and perform ergonomic exercises to reduce likelihood of injuries.

  7. Follow and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.

  8. Understand. Create. Simplify.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Pursuing a 2-year degree in electrical engineering / automation technology

Basic working knowledge of power systems

Ability to read and interpret electrical schematic, relay logic, and wiring


Good technical writing and presentation skills

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills.

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Background check results satisfactory to SEL

Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to write automated test plans for testing protective devices

Familiarity with industry protocols (IEC-61850, DNP, Modbus)

Familiarity with Autocad, Microstation and AcSELerator Quickset

Familiarity with modern test equipment

Knowledge of SEL equipment

Physical Requirements


SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.