The Oregon State University Energy Efficiency Center and Industrial Assessment Center (OSU EEC/IAC) is always looking for motivated engineering, business, or science students with a passion for problem solving and a desire to learn about many different industries.
To apply, provide your resume and an application to:
Positions For Every Field!
What does the EEC/IAC do?
Oregon State University Energy Efficiency Center and Industrial Assessment Center (OSU EEC/IAC) offers small and
medium-sized manufacturers, agricultural producers, municipal facilities, university facilities and others on-site assessments. Student teams led
by engineering faculty visit Northwest sites to seek ways to increase
profits by increasing productivity and reducing energy use and waste. Within 60
days, the EEC sends a report to the client with analysis and specific
recommendations to improve efficiency. Since 1986, the OSU EEC/IAC has:
- Performed over 590 assessments
- Served over 550 manufacturers
- Saved an average of $183,000 annually per industrial plant
Why get involved?
- Practical industrial work experience for your resume
- Apply your course work to solving industrial problems
- Gain experience working with multi disciplinary teams
- Develop team leadership skills
- Learn about a wide variety of manufacturing processes
- Flexible work schedule (Set your own working hours)
- One Year+ Commitment (10-20 hours/week during school, two full time summers)
- Engineering major preferred (Other majors possible)
- Experience with MS Windows, Word, and Excel
The success of the EEC/IAC program depends on the quality
of the student analysts. The EEC/IAC will help
you to develop the skills that you have currently. In return, we expect a high level of
commitment from each analyst to ensure the continued success of the center. The EEC/IAC is committed to assisting you in your
professional development. As a member of
the EEC/IAC team, you have the opportunity to:
- Apply skills learned in your classes to industrial situations.
- Explore topics that are not presented in classes.
- Cultivate methods for solving complex problems.
- Develop leadership and project management skills.
- Open the door to a successful career in engineering.
Expectations of analysts:
- Commit to delivering a high-quality report to our clients within 60
This commitment starts prior to the site visit and continues until the report is in the mail. To be successful, we must be active in
researching past reports in similar industries, be thorough in our data
collection at the plant, be justifiable in our solutions, and be detailed in
our analysis. Although you may only be
assigned to a small part of each report, your responsibilities do not end until
you have signed the final report.
- Commit to professional development.
completion of reports requires us to be disciplined in professional
development. Your classes will provide
you with some of the skills and tools needed to analyze the problems that we
see in the plants. However, your classes
will not teach you everything. You will
be responsible for taking advantage of the training opportunities presented,
taking initiative to research new technologies and savings opportunities, and
taking ownership of multiple areas of specialization. You are also responsible for identifying
topics and areas in which tools and training improvements are needed and
communicating professional accomplishments to the center's management.
- Commit to the EEC/IAC Team.
The center cannot be successful without teamwork. This
requires each member of the team to be more than just an analyst. Each member of the team must be able to rely
on you to consistently meet deadlines, actively seek assistance with problems
or offer assistance if needed, come into the office when scheduled, and maintain
a high level of professional work ethic.
- Commit to 1+ years of employment.
Work as a student employee for 12 months including at least 2 summer sessions preferably.
Typical Student Positions
- Efficiency Analyst:
- The student efficiency analyst works in a team performing
productivity, energy, and waste minimization assessments for Northwest end resource users.
This position includes visiting a wide variety of facilities, applying engineering and productivity principles to manufacturing, agricultural and other processes, and preparing reports of recommendations to improve efficiency.
- Motor Systems Analyst:
- The student motor systems analyst usually enters the position as an experienced efficiency analyst. This position entails leading collection and analysis of site motor application and operation and recommending higher efficiency alternatives to current equipment.
- The student compressor analysts usually enters the position as an experienced efficiency analyst. This position entails leading collection and analysis of site air compressor installations and operation to identify opportunities improve compressed air system efficiency by to reducing leaks,
modifying compressor control strategies, and evaluating pressure settings.
- Lead Energy Accounting Analyst:
- The student lead energy accounting analyst leads a team responsible for gathering, entering, and analyzing energy consumption, production and waste information in preparation for assessments and in support of preparing assessment reports. Strong leadership qualities, good interpersonal skills, and attention to details are required. Business, accounting, or engineering students are encouraged to apply.
- Database Specialist:
- The student database specialist creates and maintains an
MS Access databases that support the center's management and operation. The database specialist will also support an effort to migrate to web based data entry and analysis. The ideal student will have Microsoft Access, Front
Page, MYSQL and PHP experience. Interested business or other students with the necessary basic database skills are encouraged to apply.
- Marketing Lead:
- The student marketing lead is responsible for acquiring new clients, informing those clients of our work and
scheduling audits. Basic knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Access and Excel are desired.