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With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Production Engineer Intern

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Title: Production Engineer – Internship                                                         Date: 03/03/2021


Reports to: Production Director                                                                    Revised:



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:


% of time          No.                                        Priority Order


25%                 1                      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.


20%                 2                      Work hand in hand with supervisors in supporting the daily production expectations and plan.


15%                  3                    Work hand in hand with Manufacturing Engineers to plan and execute standard work development.


15%                  4                    Work hand in hand with operations team to plan and execute shop transformation projects. i.e. full line relocations.


15%                  5                    Work with supervisors and operators to identify and execute cost reduction projects and/or ergonomic process improvements.


10%                   6                   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