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Student Position, Gas Systems Engineering, KUB

Job Classification



072 Gas Systems Engineering

Work Location

4505 Middlebrook Pike

Work Schedule

40 hours/week: M – F

About KUB

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is one of the largest public utilities in the country providing electric, gas, water and wastewater services to more than 457,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. We exist to serve our customers, improving their quality of life by providing utility services that are safe, reliable and affordable. And our mission is about more than just pipes and wires. It’s about being good stewards of our community’s resources: utility assets, customer dollars, and the environment. We work to safeguard those resources and enhance their value for the people of the communities we serve and generations to come.

Work Description

Supports Gas Systems Engineering Department and staff by performing duties such as, but not limited to, investigating gas system issues, assisting with designs, reviewing plans, reviewing data obtained from various yearly maintenance programs, and assisting in the develop of new gas system improvement initiatives. Utilizes Microstation, ESRI ArcMap, etc. to produce various drawings, maps, and other design tools. Other projects, duties, and tasks will be assigned as needed.

Note: For more specific information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have and maintain full-time student status
  • Have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work up to 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess skills in MS Office applications, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Physical Demands

Primarily sedentary work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently-to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve bending, stooping, reaching, walking or standing for brief periods of time. May also require walking up to five miles per day over rough and/or hilly terrain when assisting with field inspections. Requires above normal mental and visual alertness quite frequently. Position may require ability to: drive vehicles and work in all types of weather, with exposure to equipment and machine noise, dirt and traffic.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of some sophomore and/or junior-level Engineering course work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Desire to work in gas distribution field
  • Experience with using MS Office, Microstation, AutoCad, and/or Geographical Information Systems (Intergraph and/or ESRI)

Selection Process

Phase 1 Apply online at

Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation

Phase 3 Interview with department representatives

Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises

Phase 5 Background investigation

Phase 6 Physical assessment and/or drug screen

If special accommodations are needed at any phase of the selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance.


Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions.  KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies.  Please no third party inquiries.  Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.  Applicants should apply on all positions of interest.  KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any application.  If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment.


Posted 12-5-2018

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