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Palo Verde Maintenance Intern
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Job Description

Palo Verde Interns will acquire broad work experience in maintenance by performing a variety of tasks of limited scope and complexity while under instruction. Interns will rotate through various work assignments, especially during outages. Under the guidance of supervision and their assigned mentors, interns will develop job skills. In addition to work experience, this program will help participants learn about the duties and responsibilities of various maintenance crafts in order to help them to make career decisions. While at the plant, interns complete training on industry-related topics. In addition, interns also complete designated college courses on industry-related topics.

Minimum Requirements:

High School graduate or GED; at least 18 years of age; current Arizona resident. Must be able to satisfy applicable NRC, security, physical, and psychological requirements to work within the protected area. Desired qualifications of course work and/or vocational training in electrical, HVAC, mechanical, machining, welding, or instrumentation and control. Must have completed ENG101 or be eligible to enroll in ENG101 based on achieving an adequate score on the college's pre-qualifying evaluation. Good mechanical aptitude with knowledge of basic hand tools. Basic computer/keyboard skills. Basic arithmetic and High School algebra skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills. EEI MASS test administered.

Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. This is a condition of employment at PVGS. Roles and Responsibilities defined in Policy 1503 and implementing policy guide are applicable to all PVGS employees. Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.

Attach a copy of your official or unofficial transcript with your resume.

Major Accountabilities:

1) Embrace the PVNGS safety culture, including the following: use Prevent Events tools, participate in pre-job briefings, report unsafe conditions, use Personal Protective Equipment, avoid injury, avoid contamination, observe As Low As Reasonably Achievable strategies, and demonstrate safety awareness.

2) Set high goals and seek out opportunities to achieve results, including the following: maintain a positive attitude, use self checking, demonstrate professionalism, avoid security violations, observe the Do It Right The First Time philosophy, use the right tools for the job, and demonstrate skill and ability with hand tools.

3) Work effectively with the team and other work groups, including the following: work positively with others to achieve common goals, work together to ensure safety and quality, and demonstrate a positive attitude while working with others.

4) Maintain effectiveness in varying environments with different tasks, responsibilities and people, including the following: work well with others, participate actively in training, giving feedback, and attending as scheduled, maintain a positive attitude, adapt to changing expectations of various departments, and respond positively to unexpected changes.

5) Express ideas clearly and effectively, including the following: have a questioning attitude, use the phonetic alphabet in communications when required, use three-legged communications when required, and maintain open lines of communications with mentors.

6) Demonstrate a desire to learn and understand, including the following: arrive on time to assigned duties, show questioning attitude, and demonstrate willingness to listen and take direction.

About Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (Pinnacle West) owns Arizona Public Service Company (APS), its major subsidiary. APS is a vertically integrated electric utility that provides either retail or wholesale electric service to most of the States of Arizona. Pinnacle West's other principal subsidiary is SunCor Development Company (SunCor), which is engaged in real estate development activities in the western United States. Pinnacle West operates in two segments: the regulated electricity segment (accounting for 93% of operating revenues during the year ended December 31, 2008), which consists of regulated retail and wholesale electricity businesses (primarily electric service to Native Load customers) and related activities, and includes electricity generation, transmission and distribution, and the real estate segment (accounting for 4% of operating revenues in 2008), which consists of SunCor's real estate development and investment activities. (Source: 10-K)