INTERNSHIP - Electrical Design Associate

INTERNSHIP - Electrical Design Associate

Category:  Internships
Location:  Marion, Iowa
Position Type:  Intern

Job Description

This is a Summer 2020 Internship opportunity!  All internships begin May 18, 2020.

The Electrical Design Associate is a student level position within the design delivery structure of ESCO Automation.  This position is best described as applied design resource with a focus on learning.  Experience will be focused within a multi-discipline automation team.  This position requires acquisition of electrical design skills and knowledge.

The Electrical Design Associate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Observe and assist in the development and execution of design tasks for process control system integration projects of small to medium size and limited complexity.
  • Perform project tasks under direct supervision while adhering to scope, schedule, and budget constraints.
  • Assist in the creation of designs for automated process systems including: electrical design, instrumentation and process drawings, panel layouts, MCC's, elevation, one-lines, component selection, and bills of materials.
  • Monitor personal quality measures are being met.
  • Work with designers drawing packages in AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Utilize, support, and enhance ESCO’s standards and best practices.
  • Understand and follow all safety, conduct, and policy requirements established by ESCO and clients.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned or deemed necessary by management.


  • Earnestly looks for ways to improve skills and is a dedicated and driven learner.
  • Adapts behavior to changing circumstances.
  • Work produced demonstrates excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Work effectively with decreasing amount of assistance from others as skills are acquired.


To be considered, candidates should have:

  • Enrollment in or completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in engineering or related discipline from an accredited college, technical school, or university.
  • Demonstrated to be highly proficient with computer technologies including but not limited to, Windows Operating Systems, and the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.


  • Education or training with the following: electrical design, PLC ladder logic programming, HMI programming, or computer programming.
  • Education or training of electrical fundamentals such as voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Education or training in the use of AutoCAD Electrical.

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