Apprenticeships and Co-ops

Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice

The MSD Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship is a Registered Apprenticeship with the Kentucky Education Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards. The purpose of the program is to promote a high level of on the job and in classroom learning standards resulting in a journey worker certification Maintenance Mechanic recognized throughout the United States.

During the four-year program, apprentices are full-time MSD employees with benefits and are eligible for pay increases every six months. Apprentices learn to work on industrial equipment through rotations working in the Wastewater Collections and Treatment and Flood Protection departments of the Operations Division.

On the job training is supplemented with related classroom instruction provided by Jefferson Community & Technical College. JCTC tuition and costs are covered by MSD. Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice will become a Maintenance Mechanic II with MSD.

Paid Co-ops

MSD partners with the ABET-accredited Engineering programs at regional Colleges and Universities to provide real world work experience in civil/environmental and electrical engineering. Paid co-op positions are offered during spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Working under the direction of a Professional Engineer, the co-op student is responsible for completing engineering related tasks as assigned, assists with project related data collection and analysis, develops recommendations based on the practical application of engineering theories and methods.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters ABET-accredited engineering program as a full-time student in good standing.