Energy & Infrastructure

Preparing the next generation of operations employees

Staff Reports

Haley Rupakus, operations technician and a former intern.

Williams partners with technical schools around the country to recruit the next generation of operations employees. This summer, 17 students participated in our Operations Intern Program, gaining hands-on experience in operating our assets.

“The program allows Williams to identify high-performing, technical-savvy talent for our entry-level technician positions,” said Paige Cole, senior talent acquisition consultant.

The Operations Intern Program works with technical schools and is separate from the University Intern and Early Career Programs at Williams.

Hayley Rupakus, a recent graduate of Lackawanna College in Scranton, Penn. completed her internship with Williams and was offered a full-time operations technician position in Towanda, Penn.

“I love this industry and Williams gave me the best options to reach my goals,” she said.

She said she gained immeasurable experience during her internship.

“Every day was different,” she said. “I love the fact that there is always something new to learn.”

“The Operations Intern Program is important to grow our business as a number of current operations technicians are now eligible for retirement after working here for many decades,” said Ed Vining, manager of operations for our Northwest Pipeline.

His team partners with Idaho State University College of Technology in Pocatello, Idaho, to identify qualified students for internships.

“The program not only fills a need for Williams but allows students the opportunity to see if Williams is a place they’d like to work,” Vining said.

Check here for job postings, when available, for operations internships and entry-level positions.