Maintenance Internship

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


The Maintenance Intern is a temporary role providing broad work experience in performing a variety of maintenance 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 have completed ENG101 or be eligible to enroll in ENG101 based on achieving an adequate score on the college's pre-qualifying evaluation
  • Must be able to satisfy applicable NRC, security, physical and psychological requirements to work within the protected area
  • EEI MASS test administered

Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications

  • Good mechanical aptitude with knowledge of basic hand tools
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desired qualifications of course work and/or vocational training in electrical, HVAC, mechanical, machining, welding, or instrumentation and control
  • Basic computer/keyboard skills
  • Basic arithmetic and High School algebra skills

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. 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. These are conditions of employment at PVGS.

Major Accountabilities

1) Embraces the Palo Verde safety culture, including:
using Prevent Events tools, participating in pre-job briefings, reporting unsafe conditions, using personal protective equipment (PPE), avoiding injury, avoiding contamination, observing "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (ALARA) strategies and demonstrating safety awareness.

2) Sets high goals and seeks out opportunities to achieve results, including:

maintaining a positive attitude, using self-checking, demonstrating professionalism, avoiding security violations, observing the "Do It Right The First Time" philosophy, using the right tools for the job and demonstrating skill and ability with hand tools.

3) Works effectively with the team and other work groups, including:

working positively with others to achieve common goals, working together to ensure safety and quality and demonstrating a positive attitude while working with others.

4) Maintains effectiveness in varying environments with different tasks, responsibilities and people, including:

working well with others, participating actively in training, providing feedback, attending as scheduled, maintaining a positive attitude, adapting to changing expectations of various departments and responding positively to unexpected changes.

5) Expresses ideas clearly and effectively, including:

having a questioning attitude, using the phonetic alphabet in communications when required, using three-legged communications when required, and maintaining open lines of communications with mentors.

6) Demonstrates keen desire to learn and understand, including:

arriving on time to assigned duties, having a questioning attitude, and demonstrating willingness to listen and take direction.



Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Testing Information

  • Tests are only administered to referred candidates. More information about our tests and the testing process can be found HERE. 
  • A test using a computer with keyboard will be administered.
  • E-mail will be the method of contact with job applicants for test scheduling.  Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly so that you receive scheduling notifications for testing and updated job information.


Plant/Field Role:
This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.  

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Sustainability, Nuclear, Energy