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Machinist Intern

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Company: Graco Inc.
Location: MN - Center City MN
Posted: 9/22/2022
Salary: N/A

Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.

Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of fast-moving, growing company - especially candidates committed to quality, innovation and solving customer problems. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Job Purpose

Allow machining students to gain manufacturing experience while they are completing their final year of the machinist program, and also give Graco some machine unload and special project work support.

Graco is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position supports our Contractor Equipment Division (CED) in Rogers, MN. At CED, our product line meets the needs of painting, striping, texturing, protective coating, fire proofing, spray foam and general contractors and includes all types of airless sprayers, line stripers, pressure washers, spray foam rigs and other proportioning solutions. (

*This position is slated for 3rd shift hours- Sunday to Thursday- 10pm to 6am.

Essential Duties
  • Run machines
  • Simple setups and troubleshooting (only if supervised by a full-time Graco machinist)
  • Checking parts with hard gauging and CMM
  • Perform periodic quality checks as described in operation layouts
  • Package, wash, and deburr as described in operation layouts or otherwise directed by full-time Graco machinist, engineer, or supervisor
  • Keep a clean and organized work area
  • The intern will be responsible for the quality of the parts that he or she produces and follow all necessary inspection requirements
  • Op Layouts (assist with the completion of op layouts)
  • Work as a team member to aid all shifts and support co-workers to operate to department expectations.
  • Focus on safety and follow all safety rules and requirements.
  • Other as needed.

Position Requirements
  • Students must be enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology program
  • Shift is flexible & can be changed to accommodate current courses/schedule.
  • Student must be in good standing with the school if enrolled and maintaining a C average or better.
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Comply with all safety rules and requirements

Physical Requirements
  • In terms of an 8-hour workday, "occasionally" means 1 to 33%, "frequently" means 34 to 66% or the time, and "continuous" means 67 to 100% of the time.
  • In an 8-hr workday, must be able to sit 1 hr, stand 3 hrs, and walk 4 hrs
  • Position requires frequent bending and stooping, occasional use of fixed or portable stairs, crouching and kneeling and reaching above the shoulder
  • Must occasionally lift and load up to 45 lbs or greater
  • Requires frequent repetitive elbow movements and simple grasping with both hands and occasional firm grasping and fine manipulation with both hands: (lIfting, dexterity, coordination, mobility, etc).

Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits and career development opportunities. Graco's comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

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