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Controls Engineer Internship

Apply Job ID REF3678P Date posted 09/17/2021 Address 50 Beechtree Boulevard, Greenville, SC Job Type Intern Job Status Non-Exempt

ITW Hartness is a world class secondary packaging equipment manufacturer headquartered in the beautiful suburbs of Greenville, SC. Founded on the premise of cutting-edge innovation and a relentless commitment to our customers, ITW Hartness’ world class equipment is designed to our customers’ goals of continuous improvement throughout the production process.

Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. You will enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program for those who qualify.

 ITW Description:

Since ITW’s founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables and related service businesses. ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. The company has operations in 56 countries that employ more than 50,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. ITW has 81 businesses divided into 7 Segments, which includes: Welding, Automotive OEM, Food Equipment Group, Construction Products, Polymers & Fluids, Test and Measurement & Electronics, and Specialty.

ITW Hartness is looking for a Summer 2022 Controls Engineering Intern. The Controls Engineering Intern position is for candidates interested in developing their skill set in machine-based automation and control theory.  The job includes learning, planning and creating programs from scratch, learning the function and use of electrical control components, and understanding the industry standards that govern machine design.  The person in this role will work as part of an overall design team to specify control requirements and sequence of operations for machine centers or systems. 

 ITW Hartness is proud to offer a robust summer internship program. As an intern here, you will have the opportunity to visit customer sites to see our product in action, while also networking with other departments and company leadership. You will also have the opportunity to meet interns from other divisions and tour other ITW businesses. Apply today to be a part of the ITW Intern Experience!

This position will be based at our headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina.

What you will do:

  • You will learn to develop and create programs for basic packaging material handling devices (drop packers, shrink wrappers, accumulation systems, robots, conveyors, pallet dispensers, collating stations, etc.)
  • You will learn to plan, edit and interface HMI programs with PLC and system functions.
  • You will specify and maintain I/O lists used to coordinate electrical design with program design.
  • You will learn to read and maintain Electrical Schematics.
  • You will learn how to research industry standards
  • Enthusiastic and inquisitive candidates.
  • Electrical or Mechatronics education path preferred.
  • Exposure to PLC programming, and Rockwell Logix products
  • Familiarity with common PC languages (Visual Basic, C++, Java, HTML) a plus.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team environment to meet organization goals and accomplish tasks.
  • Proficient with common Microsoft office suite programs, such as, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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