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With more than 2,000 employees at 19 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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Production Engineer Intern

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Full-Time (Onsite)

This position is a temporary internship role from roughly May 2024-September 2024





Position Objective:


Internship position responsible for assisting the Production Director and Supervisors to achieve the below objective: Continuously improving production systems to ensure that daily operations are capable of meeting demand expectations. Must hold paramount achieving customer excellence and employee safety. Provide Supervisory team support in daily operations, develop and implement improvement projects in current assembly lines and machining areas.



Assist the Production Director and Supervisors in the below responsibilities:


  • Lead lean initiatives including demand-driven continuous flow, 5-S, and elimination of wastes through the use of lean principles. Track progress by the use of setting goals and tracking progress to ensure goals are met.


  • Work hand in hand with supervisors in supporting the daily production expectations and plan.


  • Work hand in hand with Manufacturing Engineers to plan and execute standard work development.


  • Work hand in hand with operations team to plan and execute shop transformation projects. i.e. full line relocations.


  • Work with supervisors and operators to identify and execute cost reduction projects and/or ergonomic process improvements.


  • Perform other duties and assume accountability as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives.



Relationship to Others:


Supervisors:  will receive work direction. 


Production Director:  provide weekly reviews.


Tool Room, Maintenance, and Outside Tool Makers: Provide work direction as needed to fabricate and install equipment, tools, jigs, and fixtures.


Operations, Engineering, Quality, Marketing, and Suppliers: Main contact points in making, qualifying, improving, and resolving processes as needed to make product.



Dimensions of Position:


Assist Production Supervisors in daily execution of manufacturing plan and development of improvement projects.


Provide work guidance to assembly and machining staff.



Education and Experience:



  • In pursuit or has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Degree. Completed most or all upper division courses.



  • Past work in an assembly environments desirable, not required.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis