Warren Distribution Engineering Intern - 7am-4pm, Monday-Friday in Council Bluffs, Iowa
The Engineer Intern is responsible for assisting the Engineering Department with designing and deploying new processes and equipment and developing and implementing improvements to existing manufacturing systems largely for blending, storage, and handling of liquid componentry and products. The individual in this position will learn all facets of manufacturing and receive diversified training through on-the-job assignments using the technical skills acquired in college. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job. • Under the supervision of Engineering Department associates, work on projects and initiatives to design fluid blending, storage, and handling systems that satisfy specific requirements of safety, quality, efficiency, and new business development. • Assist the Engineering Department with designing and deploying new processes and equipment and developing and implementing improvements to existing manufacturing systems largely for blending, storage, and handling of liquid componentry and products. • Develop an understanding for the manufacturing processes and develop methods, tools, and documentation to support lean manufacturing and improve the overall product flow. • Assist with data collection and engineering documentation in compliance with company and department standards. • Maintain good housekeeping and regularly clean work area, machines, and equipment. • Identify and contribute to continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs or increase productivity without reducing effectiveness. • Maintain an open and candid working relationship with immediate supervisor/manager in discussing matters of importance. • Adhere to established company values, practices, policies and procedures at all times. Follow and support compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, regulations, and standards. • Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS • The individual may be asked to perform other duties as requested. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES An individual qualified for this job must be able to: • Apply engineering principles and creativity to develop multiple practical solutions to technical challenges. • Effectively collect data and apply mathematics to the analysis and improvement of manufacturing systems. • Interpret related engineering drawings. • Solicit and objectively consider alternative solutions to challenges encountered in assigned work. • Apply logic and reasoning to weigh alternatives and identify the most favorable option. • Effectively use computers for the documentation, analysis, and communication of information. • Make efficient use of current 2D and 3D CAD applications to develop and modify schematic and spatial engineering graphics. • Utilize statistics to guide improvement efforts to successful conclusions. • Effectively interact with co-workers, vendors, and internal and external customers. • Take direction, and work with equal effectiveness on teams and individually. • Manage time effectively, and make efficient use of company resources. • Observe details, and deliver high quality work in a timely fashion. • Independently develop skills, abilities, and job knowledge. • Read, analyze, and interpret common technical publications. • Demonstrate good decision-making. • Demonstrate trustworthiness. • Pay strong attention to details and pursue quality in accomplishing work duties and tasks. • Independently take advantage of opportunities to improve or increase skills, abilities and job knowledge. • Make sure that work is delivered on time and of high quality. • Perform work in a safe manner at all times. • Do the right thing, even when it is difficult. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND CERTITICATIONS An individual qualified for this job must have and maintain the following qualifications: • Sophomore level standing or higher in engineering course work leading to an engineering degree from an accredited 4-year college or university. • Strong academic credentials. PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the Essential Functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Move about the manufacturing facility to access equipment. • Transport products and materials weighing up to 50 pounds with assistance. • Ascend/descend ladders, stairs, and catwalks to traverse and work atop lines. • Position oneself to access equipment at ground level for troubleshooting operations. • Reach forward when accessing equipment and, and working on the computer. • Reach overhead when accessing items on high shelves or when grasping handrails while climbing ladders. • Operate, position, and use a wide variety of hand tools and equipment. • Observe and interact with associates and equipment in a plant setting. • Perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and have the ability to exchange detailed information; in designated areas where hearing protection is required, must be able to communicative effectively while wearing hearing protection. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS The environmental conditions described here are representative of those the associate encounters while performing the Essential Functions of the job. • The individual will work in an office setting in the same room as other individuals. Noise levels are average for an office and include conversation and/or office equipment noise. • The individual in this position will also be expected to work in a manufacturing plant environment, which may include being exposed to work in high/precarious places, moving machinery, marked changes in temperature and humidity, and dust, odors and fumes. Typical noise level is loud. ADA/ADAAA The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.