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9 May 2018

Internship Manufaturing Engineering Intern

Karcher North America – Posted by Englewood, Colorado, United States

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Manufacturing Engineering Intern

This is a full time summer internship that could extend into the school year part time. The hourly rate is $15.00 an hour.

Support the Englewood Operations group (including Assembly, Metal Fabrication, Plastic Fabrication, Quality, etc.) to produce high quality, cost-effective products by completing entry-level Engineering work to develop professional skills.

• Provide general support to the Manufacturing Engineering team.
• Support the integrity and maintenance of assembly and manufacturing process routings.
• Support the design, procurement, commission, and maintenance of assembly, weld, and test fixtures (could include utilizing Arduino microcontrollers/programming, spec’ing out electrical components, wiring, and make use of additive manufacturing technologies).
• Support process, lean, and Kärcher Production System (KPS) initiatives (CIP events and meetings, 5S and Visual Management activities, etc.).
• Study and optimize manufacturing work centers (including robotic welding, machining center, power coat paint line, plastics molding, etc.).

• Support New Product Development and Transfer projects for the timely and successful introduction of products into production.
• Support the timely and successful introduction of Engineering Changes into production.
• Support other projects and initiatives as needed.
Direction is received frequently, work is monitored and reviewed.


Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, or related Engineering discipline at an accredited college or university.

• Experience with hand and power tools is strongly preferred, but not required.
• Experience machining with a manual lathe, mill, and other equipment is preferred but not required.
• Experience with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting is preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Self-starter and quick learner that can handle multiple tasks/projects with good results.
• Strong mechanical aptitude so as to understand the functional principles of the equipment Kärcher produces and capabilities of relevant manufacturing technologies.
• Ability to use MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook to good effect.
• Experience with CAD programs (AutoCAD, ProE/CREO).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships, both internally and externally, based upon trust, confidence and personal rapport.
• Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in work performed.
• Knowledge of machine shop processes (including forming, machining, and welding) is a plus.
• Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and tools is a plus.

Language Skills
Must be able to communicate well in English, both written and verbal, including technical terminology. Ability to speak or write other languages, such as German or Spanish, is a plus.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts as required for line balancing, capacity planning, BOM rationalization, etc.

Reasoning Ability
Must be able to analyze data to solve practical problems encountered in a manufacturing environment which generally involves variables that are technical and/or procedural in nature.

• Frequent sitting, standing, walking and occasional stair-climbing required.
• Must be able to respond to all Operations areas as needed.
• Extended periods of standing / working in production environment (entire work day, numerous consecutive days) is often required.
• Occasional lifting and carrying required, up to 70 pounds.

Office setting along with significant time on the factory floor.

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Hourly Wage.

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