Skip to main content

Engineering Intern

Internship Summary

The Engineer Intern works in numerous areas and participates in various manufacturing engineering assignments under the guidance of experienced engineers. Observes and /or performs hands on work based on mentor’s comfort level of intern’s comprehension of safety, quality, and demonstrated good work ethics to perform tasks.

Essential Functions

  • Actively assists/participates in projects
  • Provides assistance to departmental teams across the company, working closely with Engineers
  • Assists with assembly, inspection, blasting, finishing and machining operations (which may include production work)
  • Observes/participates in meetings on the development of machining processes
  • Observes and may participate in customer and vendor interaction
  • Assists in the design of manufacturing processes
  • Assists in design/designs fixturing to facilitate machining, inspection, finishing and/or assembly operations
  • Assists in the collaboration with engineering to modify processes by which products/deliverables are manufactured or assembled
  • Troubleshoots problems with production and engineering; assists in taking corrective action where needed
  • Troubleshoots and maintains operational software
  • Works with data collection software; data entry and updating of information
  • Observes/analyzes and makes recommendations regarding proposed designs to assure that products can be produced in conformance with specifications and customer requirements
  • Ad hoc requests where needed; maintenance work, runner/gofer, provide assistance


  • Minimum Requirements – High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working toward a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related Science and Technical degrees (entering junior or senior year with 60 credits completed)
  • In good academic standing (2.50+ GPA)
  • Previous coop/intern engineering assignments a plus
  • Drafting & CAD (CREO) modeling experience preferred
  • Experience with g-code programming a plus
  • Knowledge of inspection equipment (metrology) a plus


  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects while maintaining a high level of detail and accuracy
  • Plans, prioritizes, and organizes work effectively
  • Self-motivated
  • Meets deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to react quickly to changing requirements and new processing developments and techniques
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written); ability to speak effectively with coworkers, vendors and customers
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and interpret documents; reports, engineering drawings, operation and maintenance instructions, user manuals
  • Ability to write clear and concise sections of technical documents and correspondence
  • Ability to research as required to make sound engineering/business decisions.

Job Details

  • Department: Engineering
  • Date: January 1, 2018
  • Reports To: Manufacturing Fellow
  • Job Family: Technical/Production
  • Location: Monticello, MN
  • Job Group: Technical
  • OT Status: Not Exempt
  • Shift: Full Time Internship Summer of 2019
  • Relocation Available: No