Pre-Apprentice, Mechanical

New Jersey, United States
07 May 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Department PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc

Category Engineering

Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time


At PPPL we develop scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as a safe and economic energy source for the world. Engineers and technicians play a crucial role in this grand challenge of the 21st century working in close collaboration with world class physicists and attacking difficult scientific and technical problems. If you are considering a career as an electronic or mechanical technician this apprenticeship program can prepare you for this challenging, but rewarding, path. This is your chance to join an innovative team helping to develop an energy source for the future.


PPPL’s Engineering Apprenticeship Program provides you with 8,000 hours on-the-job learning and certification through a partner education institution. To achieve your certification of completion of apprenticeship you will also have to complete 4 years of related technical instruction, each consisting of least of 144 hours. As a Princeton University regular employee you will receive benefits including medical and dental plans, child/elderly dependent care grants including backup care, tuition reimbursement, contributions to a retirement plan at 9.3% of salary with no matching requirement.

We are looking for a team player with excellent communication, problem solving, practical and analytical skills, with a strong work ethic. You must apply for a pre-apprenticeship, work with us through the summer and apply to an internal posting for the apprenticeship program in the summer. Please answer all the questions in the on-line application for the pre-apprenticeship and be available for an on-site interview in the second week of June.

Key dates:

May 11 – application for pre-apprenticeship closes (midnight)
June 12 – selection and hiring process is complete
June 29 – pre-apprenticeship starts
July 22 – internal post for apprentices is published
August 5 – application for apprenticeship closes (midnight)
August 14 – pre-apprenticeship ends and apprentice selection is complete
August 26 – apprentice registration and enrolment is complete


Education and Experience:

  • You must have received a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • You must be at least 18 years old by June 29th, 2020.
  • You must be eligible for work in the United States.

For more information, please contact Andrea Moten at (link sends e-mail)

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.