New Product Development Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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Position at ITW Global Tire Repair

ITW Global Tire Repair - Job Description

Position Summary:

The Intern will be responsible for support of the department; Innovation and New Product Development (NPD)

In regards to Innovation, the person in this position will be testing, researching and validating existing and new products. As well as help in the ideation process.

In regards to NPD, the person in this position will create part specification sheets and assorted projects as needed.  This process includes communication and coordination with project management (including R&D and chemistry), quality assurance, art, logistics, manufacturing, executive management, sales and marketing. 


  • Research and testing on competitive products
  • Validation for new samples
  • Support for ideation and product creation
  • Creation of specification sheets as needed
  • Creation of rework, instruction and product instruction sheets
  • Facilitation of ECR process
  • Update technical library
  • Assist with the development of 1234ZE and with testing of retail goods
  • Identify and implement improvements within the NPD system
  • Update/maintain education manual
  • Assist with special projects

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or G.E.D.
  • Working on a Bachelors degree in a technical field.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office.  Must be efficient with Excel.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects under pressure while meeting competing deadlines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail is crucial.
  • Demonstrate cooperating, positive behavior with colleagues and supervisors. Teamwork, encouragement and support for all departments are requirements of the position.
  • Technical aptitude and 3D design familiarity a plus.

Physical Requirements

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.

  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.
  • Stooping:  Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Pushing:  Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as:  preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is subject to vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • The worker frequently is in a small, enclosed rooms, for limited time frames which could cause claustrophobia.

ITW Global Tire Repair 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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