S&C Electric Company Career Opportunities: Summer Intern - Reliability Engineering (27986) in Chicago  , Illinois

Career Opportunities: Summer Intern - Reliability Engineering (27986)

Req Id 27986 - Posted 02/16/2018

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The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.


Address of Location:6601 N Ridge Blvd,IL,Chicago 60626

Education Requirements:Bachelor's Required

Relevant Work Experience Requirements:Less than 1 year


S&C is the specialist in high-voltage switching, protection and control, providing products for the electric power industry since 1911. The Electronics Hardware team is responsible for designing and developing state of the art analog and digital based controls for making the power grid smarter and more reliable.

We are looking for a Summer Intern to join our Electronics Hardware Engineering team. You will be supporting multiple projects with design for reliability activities such as FMEA, Reliability Prediction, Physics of failures Simulations, stress and tolerance analysis. You will also be involved with developing and executing comprehensive MEOST/Halt test plans for detecting failure modes as well as performing Accelerated Life Testing to validate pre-established reliability goals. Also, you will be working closely with the Quality and operations teams monitoring the reliability of production products as well as performing root cause analysis and corrective action for field returned products. The next generation of S&C products offer lots of opportunities for creating new tests and procedures that help set our product apart in the market, including building our own lab with specific capabilities that complement our reliability requirement. If you like working on a variety of technologies, like solving tough problems, are interested in helping build a great team and lab, and are looking for the excitement of working with Smart Grid technologies, then this is the role for you.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing reliability specifications.

  • Executing reliability tests (MEOST/Halt/Hass/ESS/HAST/Reliability Validation tests) and collecting data.

  • Performing Failure analysis.

  • Understanding of various statistical analysis methods applicable to the reliability space.

  • Working with FRACAS (Failure Report and Corrective Action System).

  • Developing new test methodologies.

  • Performing Analog/Digital Spice simulations.

  • Performing component de-rating and Tolerance Analysis.

  • Building reliability labs.

  • Directing reliability technicians.

  • Supporting ongoing reliability test activities.

  • Evaluating field data and generating new or adjusting existing test plans to recreate or better predict field failure modes.

  • Leading design reviews.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • Must be pursuing a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering with preference in power systems and or power electronics or a Reliability Engineering degree and returning to school after the end of the internship.

  • Ability to interact with suppliers and customers on engineering design issues.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills for presenting, discussing, and documenting technical information.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently toward timely completion of a desired goal.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently draw conclusions from technical information.

  • Adaptable and flexible: open to change and able to respond to new information, workload changes or updated priorities as they present themselves.

  • Creative problem solver and solution developer when presented with conflicting requirements, business demands and technical risks/issues.

Number of Openings:1.00

Employment Status:Non-Exempt

Employment Classification:Co-Op/Intern


Core Working Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C's products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow; S&C's sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

S&C provides solutions for customers worldwide. The company has engineering offices and manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Wisconsin; Alameda, California; Duvall, Washington; Rockville, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Curitiba, Brazil; Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Wales, United Kingdom; South Yarra, Australia; and Suzhou, China.

Thank you for your interest in S&C Electric Company. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please seehttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.