Manufacturing Engineer Intern

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Company: Graco Inc.
Location: MN - Rogers MN
Posted: 9/23/2022
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:

To support the Strategic Business Unit and the Manufacturing Cell and apply coursework to real-world applications as a Manufacturing Engineer Intern. Position involves providing ideas, inputs and analysis as a project team member.

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. (

The Graco Co-Op Program is designed for students who seek a culture of innovation, quality, and A+ customer service. At Graco, you will have the opportunity to grow knowledge of the industry, develop solutions to real business challenges, and make important connections for the future. During the Co-Op, you will work on projects that align with the needs of the business that allow you to have a hand in key company initiatives. Throughout your time with us, you will be invited to attend educational and social events and will complete a final presentation on your internship experience.

* We will be hiring Manufacturing Engineer Co-ops to join our team in Rogers for the January to August 2023 co-op program*

Essential Duties:

* Planning, executing and reporting of priorities including man-hour estimates, reacting to changing priorities, and record-keeping and reporting.

* Providing general production support for machining and/or assembly area as needed:
* Participate in the evaluation of upgrades for machining or assembly.

* Troubleshoot issues (quality, efficiency, etc.) on assembly line or machine.

* Weigh in on situations that need technical assistance.

* Participate in hands-on problem solving and resolution.

* Report and facilitate correction of out-of-specification conditions.

* Determining the proper processes:
* Review, analyzing standards and operation layouts and make suggestions for change.

* Assist in the selection of and implementation of tooling and fixtures for machining and/or assembly job.

* Participate in capital equipment justification as needed.

* Participate in the planning and implementation of preventive and corrective actions for reducing scrap, rework and down time.

* Research and suggest ideas for new technology.

Essential Qualifications:

* Currently enrolled and pursuing a Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer degree from an accredited university

* Someone entering junior or senior year preferred

* Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in order to act as a liaison between engineering, production, marketing, purchasing, and members of the manufacturing team.

* Work as a team player

* Good mechanical aptitude

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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