Engineering Intern (Summer 2020) in Elk Grove Village, IL at ITW Shakeproof

Date Posted: 2/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Shakeproof serves major automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal, cold-headed fasteners totaling approximately $160m in revenue. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers' competitive advantage by: 

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.
  • Exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

ITW Shakeproof's Elk Grove Village facility is responsible for large diameter and specialized fasteners for the division's OEM and Tier/Distribution customers.

We are looking for an Engineering Intern to join our team this summer. We are looking for a self-motivated engineering student passionate about learning with a continuous improvement mindset.The engineering internship is intended to give students hands-on experience and exposure to a variety of different engineering and quality focused responsibilities across the organization. 

For more information on the ITW internship program, visit 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support engineering with the evaluation of customer’s dimensional, mechanical, material, finish, heat treat, and performance requirements.
  • Determine dimensions, tolerances, material specifications, tool steel requirements, tool lives, machine capabilities and routings, and finish requirements based upon ITW & vendor standards.
  • Develop a proper set of manufacturing and quality paperwork including product prints, tool prints, bill of materials, routing, inspection test requirements, finish requirements, and special gage design.
  • Update B.O.M.’s, product prints, and engineering standards.
  • Completes computer drawings, material ordering, requesting quotes, creating mock-ups of parts.
  • Drive continuous improvements and cost saving initiatives including: tooling communization, tool life, improvements, etc.

Job Requirements


  •  Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial engineering
  • Junior level educational status or above
  • Interest in the automotive, or manufacturing industries
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Prior Engineering Internship Experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Understanding and compliance with safety rules and regulations

ITW is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.