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Mechanical Engineer Internship

Apply Job ID REF3679H 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 Mechanical Engineering Intern. As a Mechanical Engineering Intern, you will perform a variety of functions as it relates to the Mechanical Engineering Organization. The successful candidate must be comfortable working in an office environment and performing hands on work.

ITW Hartness is proud to offer a robust Summer Internship program. While 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.

The intern will be offered a list of potential projects and project mentors from across the Mechanical Engineering organization at the beginning of the summer and will down-select from that list based on business needs and their interests.  Typical project scope may include:

  • Obtaining mechanical engineering design and hands-on experience creating world-class secondary packaging equipment by understanding and assisting with the execution of a customer or R&D project
  • Optimizing internal test fixtures and designing tools or structures to aid in the manufacturing process
  • Gaining a greater understanding of mechanical engineering and machine-design challenges by partnering with senior engineering staff and operations personnel to troubleshoot problems, identify solutions, and implement corrective actions
  • Becoming familiar with business process and product improvement skills and use those tools to innovate, reduce costs, optimize processes, and develop solutions for our customers
  • Actively pursuing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Mechanical skills: knowledge of mechanical and physical
  • Exposure to AutoCad and Solidworks
  • Innovation: ability to work alone and with others to develop new concepts and solve problems
  • Troubleshooting: have a methodical and logical mindset through process. Ability to perform root cause analysis.
  • Work ethic: willingness to put forth the effort required to get the job done, while upholding high ethical standards. Work well with others in a team environment.

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


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