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Be the light to help us keep our customers connected.  If you are interested in a career and not just a position, Tampa Electric is the place to be! Tampa Electric offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. We embrace diversity and the inclusion of all. We believe our differences, unique perspectives and talents are our strengths and integral to the success of our company. 

 We’re honored to serve approximately 780,000 customers across West Central Florida and safely provide them with clean, affordable and reliable electricity. We’ve been doing it for more than 100 years, and there’s so much more ahead.   

 Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation, continued solar investments, cost-effective and sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do.  

Title: Fall 2024 - Co-Op/Intern - Polk Power Station 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Mulberry
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



The TECO Energy Internship & Cooperative Education Program offers college degree-seeking students the opportunity for professional growth while meeting the business needs of the company. The program is an extension of the educational process, providing practical experience to complement formal classroom work. The co-op program recruits students from colleges to give them an opportunity to work in a professional environment related to their field of study.


Position Summary/Details:

This engineering co-op positions will report to an Energy Supply Project Engineer and support projects involving generation expansion, major maintenance, and capital improvements at power generating facilities. This position is a part of the engineering team for the Strategic Project department.



  • Support Engineers with improvements to design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the assigned systems and equipment as requested.
  • Provide technical support to plant personnel in terms of design, maintenance, repair, and operation of the assigned equipment.
  • Perform walkdowns and field engineering activities to support design and construction efforts.
  • Provide support with drawing/document updates.


Physical Location of Co-op: Polk Power Station

Working Conditions Combination of Plant/Field and Office environment.  Must be willing and able to work in dusty, hot, and noisy environments.

Preferred Availability: Full-time (40 hours) Monday – Friday typically within a 7:00AM – 6:00PM schedule.




The successful applicant should be enrolled in an accredited university as a college undergraduate or a graduate level post-secondary educational program in a related discipline.

Co-Op Requirements:

  • To qualify as a co-op student, enrollment in the university’s co-op program (proof of enrollment required); if not eligible for co-op program (or program unavailable), the student will be considered an intern.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

Degree: Engineering

Preferred/Related Discipline: Mechanical or Civil Engineering

Year in School: Junior or Senior or Graduate Student.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to apply principes of logical scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Safety awareness.


Emera Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Drives Operational Excellence for Customers
  • Speaks Up on Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership & Acts with Integrity
  • Thinks Strategically & Exercises Sound Judgment   


A pre-employment drug screening, physical exam, as well as a background check (including employment, criminal and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.



TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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