Automation Engineering Intern

Charlotte, NC 28202

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Engineering Services (SEL ES) seeks a professional, eager to learn, and technical Electrical Engineering student that has a passion for what they do! This position is a great opportunity to work with Automation Engineers on real projects. Automation focuses in on software, integration, industrial controls, PLCs, industry protocols (such as IEC-61850, DNP, and Modbus), Ethernet systems, protocol analyzers and industry SCADA practices.

If you are driving your career towards automation in power systems, this position will give you great experience towards that goal!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to SEL staff & customers.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge in SEL processes and technologies.
  • Perform testing on new and existing technology.
  • Document and communicate test results.
  • Follow and apply SEL Values, Principles of Operations, and World Class Manufacturing Principles.
  • Understand. Create. Simplify.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Experience in programming and script files
  • Practical knowledge of 3-phase power systems
  • Working knowledge of emulators and logic analyzers
  • Ability to use MS Windows and serial port terminal emulation software
  • Practical knowledge of SEL protective relays & automation controllers
  • Ability to use Microsoft Visio
  • Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Background check results satisfactory to SEL
  • Negative drug test result(s)


Preferred Qualifications
Object Oriented Programming C, C++ or Python

Experience with SEL Equipment

Knowledge of networking


Physical Requirements
None

Location Information

Charlotte, NC - An outdoor wonderland, Charlotte, NC is near some of the United States more popular attractions like Myrtle beach and the Smoky Mountains. Spend your weekends exploring the Uwharrie National Forest or hiking to see local waterfalls. With great schools, college sports, art and culinary treats near you, Charlotte is a great place to explore and live.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.


SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

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