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With more than 1,700 employees at 16 locations worldwide, we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. Do-it-yourselfers, craftsmen and industrial customers all over the world trust in our innovative products, resource-saving technologies and our personal, fast service. We know that inspiring technology only comes from inspired people. In our quest for ever new, forward-looking technologies, we therefore need talented people who think and act like us: enthusiastic all-rounders, thinkers and doers, technicians and tinkerers who, in all their diversity, respect, trust and complement each other in order to shape the future of coating technology together.

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Electrical Engineering Intern

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


About Wagner Systems, Inc.

Minneapolis-based Wagner Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wagner Holding, Inc., is a market leader in advanced paint applicators with 60+ years of operating experience.  With over 2000 employees worldwide, the WAGNER Group is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of high technology surface finishing products and systems. Users of our efficient, reliable and cost effective solutions include final consumers, contractors and industrial manufacturing companies.  The company operates as two divisions, Decorative Finishing (DF) and Industrial Solutions (IS). This role is within our Industrial Solutions division whose North American headquarters are located in Plymouth, MN. Find more information about our Industrial Solutions division here.



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.



Wagner interns can take advantage of our On-site:

  • Fitness center
  • Café


Position Objective:

This intern will be responsible for assisting the Wagner Industrial Solutions - Engineered Systems (ENSY) Operations Team with Mechanical and Electrical Engineering support for powder coating systems business.  The internship involves design and assessment, project management, manufacturing and quality engineering activities, supplier interaction and support of the Innovation Center Powder Test Lab.  The candidate will help the ENSY team evaluate designs to improve overall system efficiency, performance, and competitiveness.  Test lab support will involve assisting in customer lab trial set-up, working with the application lab technician and innovation center manager during trials, and supporting documentation of trials and other reports as needed.  Must hold paramount achieving customer excellence and employee safety.



  • Evaluate mechanical and electrical equipment designs to improve overall system efficiency, performance, and competitiveness of powder coating systems. 
  • Interaction with Wagner Germany team to validate designs for use in North American market.  
  • Utilize CAD, SAP, SharePoint and MS Office Suite for collecting and analyzing designs and product data.
  • Review and refine assembly procedures and work instructions for existing products that support engineered systems, after sale products, and standard product designs.  This includes designing, fabricating, qualifying assembly and test equipment, fixtures, and tools as needed.
  • Review and refine standard operating procedures for engineered system installations together with Service Team including responsibilities by function (i.e., mechanical, electrical, site supervisor/project management, commissioning technician).
  • Work with project management to analyze all project execution processes and look for continuous improvement opportunities.  Support creation of new documents as needed to support all parts of the process from pre-sale (proposal process) through customer acceptance of newly installed powder coating systems.
  • Support Innovation Center staff and manager with lab trials including creation of formal lab trial reports;  creation of service report templates and other tasks as needed.


Relationship to Others:

  • Take direction from Engineering, Project Management, and Logistics & Assembly Specialist.
  • Provide work direction to the Tool Room, Purchasing, and Suppliers as needed to fabricate and procure equipment, tools, jigs, and fixtures.
  • Take work work direction from Innovation Center/Service Sales Manager and Technicians to refine standard in-field work instructions for all project related assembly and commissioning tasks.
  • Take work direction from the ENSY Operations Director, plus participate in weekly reviews.


Education and Experience:

  • In pursuit of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Electromechanical Engineering; completion of 2+ years of technical coursework or already earned engineering degree.
  • Past work in a lab, construction sites or assembly environments desirable. 


Wagner is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by state or local law. Our Company is committed to following any additional state requirements regarding this topic. No individual will be denied nor receive special employment opportunities based on membership status in any protected category. 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis