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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
3/17/2013
Job Category:
Software Development
Engineering Intern
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Job Description

The Opportunity:Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and detail oriented individual for our Engineering Intern position in the Communications group. This individual would work under the direction of a Lead Engineer to conduct field tests of radio link performance to assess the impact of interference, fading and cross polarization signal loss on achievable link range in urban, suburban, and rural environments. The intern would be responsible for identifying test sites and conditions using radio path study SW, conducting radio testing, compiling and analyzing test data, using test date to determine appropriate loss parameters for path study models, and documenting test conditions and results. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply what you are learning in school in a professional work setting then this position is for you!

This position will be located in Spokane, WA.

Engineering Intern

Responsibilities:
Use path study SW to assess link performance prior to testing.
Find appropriate urban, suburban, and rural test sites for radio link evaluation
Perform radio link testing.
Analyze test data and determine interference and fading parameters for use in path study model.
Document test conditions and results.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Working towards a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
Understanding of wireless communications fundamentals
Experience controlling electronic devices using software
Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
Enjoy working cooperatively in a team environment
Background check results satisfactory to SEL
Ability to adhere to SEL's tobacco free workplace policy
Negative drug test results

Preferred Qualifications:
Electrical Engineering major with communications emphasis
Experience with wireless communications systems
Experience writing test reports

To Apply For This Position:We ask all candidates to submit their resume through our website at www.selinc.com/applynow. If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resumé submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

An Award Winning CompanySchweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets to include international customers and OEM markets.

SEL earned a spot on the 2012 FORTUNE Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), and the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA).

In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evens Research Company, SEL ranks first in seven performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, price, and relay setting PC software. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification for outstanding safety and health programs.

Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards.Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to 3000 employees. Ed understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts in the U.S. and Canada remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to fuel the company