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Employment Type:
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Posted:
3/30/2013
Job Category:
Software Development
Industry:
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Tech Student Intern - Energy Performance Lab
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Tech Student Intern - Energy Performance Lab
Organization and Job ID
Job ID:302327
Directorate:Energy and Environment
Division:Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings
Group: Building Energy Systems & Technologies (BEST)
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Job Description
The Energy Performance Laboratory employs data loggers, meters, and various sensors to evaluate the performance of energy consuming equipment in the lab and in the field. (See: http://best.pnnl.gov/energy_perf_lab.asp) Field testing is focused on building energy systems for the Department of Defense.

In-lab testing is focused primarily on advanced lighting systems.

The lab is looking for an undergraduate engineering student to perform basic equipment testing, maintain and repair data loggers and sensors, and conduct experimental testing according to strict instructions.


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Minimum Requirements
Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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Qualifications
Undergraduate student (sophomore or junior) in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. The student must have the ability to work independently and precisely follow established protocols and instructions.

The student should be familiar with Microsoft Office tools, especially Microsoft Excel, and be able to learn other data collecting software tools.

Work hours will vary as required: approximately 10-15 hours/week during the school year and approximately 15-30 hours/week during the summer.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happenall by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems. More specifically, at PNNL we

  • provide the facilities, unique scientific equipment, and world-renowned scientists and engineers to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations through fundamental research and innovation
  • prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through research of hydrogen and biomass-based fuels
  • reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment.

Today, approximately 4,900 are employed at PNNL; our business volume is more than $1.1 billion. Our Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

Battellethe world's largest independent scientific research and technology development organizationhas operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. One unique feature of Battelle's contract with DOE allows research to be conducted for private industry.

To learn more, see our video(Offsite link)Advancing Transformational Science and Technology on our video page. Thank you for visiting our web site. If you have questions or comments, pleasecontact us.

In one way or another, we hope you will join us and make a scientific discovery today that transforms tomorrow for the better.