• Engineering Summer Internship - Product Development

    Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
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  • Description

    The Engineering Intern position is intended to assist the engineering team with project support while providing the student with valuable work experience related to their chosen field of study.


    The student should be junior level or higher with a path to obtain their degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college. General coursework should include design related classes in addition to common pre-requisites in physics (statics and dynamics), fluids, material science, and heat transfer. Springs Window Fashions also offers a competitive hourly wage and summer housing stipend to all of our interns!


    Job Purpose-

    Provide drawing and technical support to the product engineering team. This is successfully accomplished by understanding and adhering to project requirements, utilizing and applying quality tools and methods, recognizing opportunities, and pursuing continuous improvement in all aspects of product design. These efforts will have a direct impact on reducing labor and material costs, while improving value, reliability, and performance.


    Typical Job Duties-

    • Draw and detail components using CAD software.
    • Prepare, set up, and perform product and lab tests.
    • Revise and update existing drawings. Properly name and locate drawings in appropriate file locations.
    • Build product samples using machine tools (lathe, mill, drill press, saw) and hand tools
    • Gather and document data from product testing, summarize and provide to project manager.
    • Assist with troubleshooting and root cause analysis efforts for various product issues.
    • Quality - Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work.
    • Communicate and provide project status/updates to team lead and other associates within the engineering team.
    • Maintain project list and provide routine updates on activities.
    • Involved in continuous improvement initiatives following process improvement methods.
    • Maintain and organize lab area following 5S principles.
    • Prepare Bills of Materials (BOM) and complete cost analysis.
    • Prepare and document Product Change Requests (PCR) as directed by Product Engineer.



    Job Skills and Knowledge:

    • Must be organized, methodical, quality minded, detail oriented, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Must be flexible with job assignments, able to work independently and well with others (team environment).
    • Must communicate well and properly document results of test procedures, and have knowledge of SWF 5S Program
    • Must manage multiple small or limited scope projects.
    • Position takes direction from Lead or Senior Product Design Engineer and/or Engineering Manager..


    Skills Needed:

    • Experience with CAD drawing (SolidWorks)
    • Experience and knowledge of typical drafting standards
    • Knowledge of 3D printing
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Preparing Samples for Testing and Analysis
    • Data collection and management of database.
    • Short memo and lab report writing.
    • Strong general math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, percentages, fractions, metric conversions, algebra, and geometry)
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Good communication skills (verbal, written)
    • General computer skills Excel, MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Project and Access
    • Experience with metal and wood machine tools



    • Cost reduction project support
    • Product Testing
    • Competitive Benchmarking
    • SolidWorks Parts Creation and Sub Assembly Generation
    • Data gathering and summarizing results
    • File maintenance
    • Lab Organization/Cleanup



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