Mechanical Engineering Intern (3183) in Glenview, IL at ITW Construction Products

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Residential & Renovation is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Intern for summer of 2020. This role will provide an opportunity to gain a comprehensive introduction to the world of construction fasteners and anchors. The intern will be responsible for furthering new product development projects ranging from early stage idea generation to product design and testing. They will work independently to produce engineering solutions to relevant problems, as well as work on a team with a common end goal.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Participate in product development by using engineering skills to design prototypes
  • Conduct tests per relevant ASTMs and analyze results to effectively draw conclusions and inform business decisions
  • Become familiar with accepted residential construction techniques
  • Gain knowledge of customer insights/preferences to inform design decisions for new product development
  • Use mechanical engineering coursework/experience to come up with innovative solutions to fastener design problems
  • Work effectively with fellow engineers/technicians/model makers

Expected Learnings:

  • Solid modeling - Solidworks.
  • Prototyping and design for manufacturing.
  • Analytical testing
  • Design of Experiments

Job Requirements:

  • Rising Senior pursuing Engineering or Science degree; Mechanical preferred
  • Science/engineering coursework (Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics, Dynamics)
  • Demonstrated experience designing mechanical elements and analyzing performance
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

Job Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Ability to make logical and sound decisions and to know when to act independently and when to seek assistance.
  • Curiosity & Learning Orientation:  Actively identifying new areas for learning and applying newly gained knowledge/skill on the job.
  • Drive to Excel:  Driven to succeed and willing to go the extra mile.  Perseveres in the face of obstacles and challenges.
  • Interpersonal Skills & communication:  Ability to work collaboratively and partner well with others, express oneself verbally and in writing, and listen well.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Combination of office/desk time and warehouse/laboratory time.  Some travel may be required to construction jobsites or fabrication plants.  Certain personal protective equipment is required when in the manufacturing areas.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift up to 50 lbs., sit, stand, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms and regularly required to walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Warehouse can be warm during the summer.

ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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