• College Intern - Transit Technical Services

    Location US-CA-Orange
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2018 11:56 AM)
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  • Overview

    OCTA's Emerging Professionals Intern Program is a year-round paid student/intern program. You will gain real world work experience on meaningful projects under the guidance of transportation professional. You will have the opportunity to use problem solving, communication and decision-making skills as you gain valuable work experience. You will also work with a mentor and benefit from career counseling.


    As an Emerging Professional, you will be exposed to OCTA's career opportunities in the transportation industry. You will gain deeper awareness of transportation's many facets through your OCTA orientation, projects and teams, and internal networking.


    Under direct supervision, you will perform a variety of professional entry-level duties related to your major field of study and the sponsoring department's current business operations.


    The pay range is from $14.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on your education level. This position is not eligible for employee benefits. The work schedule will consist of approximately 20 hours a week, not to exceed 1,000 hours within a continuous 12 month period.


    The interview/hiring process will result in an eligibility list to fill current and/or future openings through December 31st, 2018.


    The application deadline for this position is Friday, May 25, 2018.


    • Compile, compute, analyze, evaluate and interpret data for projects with an emphasis on mechanical engineering fleet projects and activities.
    • Maintain and update the Section’s AutoCAD data library with technical information related to the entire OCTA’s pool of buses and vehicles.
    • Assists and prepares engineering reviews of products, components, projects, building and manufacturing of prototypes, approved equals, QC and QA.

    Knowledge of:

    • Principles and practices of mechanical engineering, guidelines, and techniques.
    • Fundamental principles of operation and maintenance of large pools of vehicles.
    • Good knowledge and understanding of personal computer programs including AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheets, database, and graphics presentation software.
    • Various fields of engineering related to vehicle systems, machine shop, prototyping, and vehicle maintenance.

    Ability to:

    • Analyze data.
    • Create and run reports.
    • Must be detail oriented.
    • Perform entry-level professional work.
    • Effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.


    • Currently a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and experience with vehicle fleets.
    • Must be a full-time student maintaining a 2.5 GPA.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Effective organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
    • Intern must conduct themselves in a professional manner.


    The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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