Dawson Metal Company
Job Description: 

Under the leadership of the engineering technician, intern will participate in cross-functional product/project development. This role places particular emphasis on manufacturing engineering duties and responsibilities in direct relation to product/project development, lean initiatives, continuous improvement activities, and engineering change processes.


Applicants should have:

  • understanding of fixture design and the required use of fixtures
  • critical thinking skill and the ability to evaluate various solutions to problems
  • demonstrated process orientation in approach to work
  • strong customer orientation (internal and external)
  • ability to manage, develop, schedule, and track multiple projects simultaneously
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • proven analytical, independent decision making and problem resolution skills

Additional qualifications:

  • enrolled in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, industrial engineering, or similar program
  • 1+ years of experience with Solidworks
  • strong IS and PC skills (Microsoft Suite)

 The following statements reflect the duties considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in this position.

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by conducting research; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors and soliciting observations from operators
  • Develop standardized manufacturing processes and associated process instructions by studying process attributes; identify standard cycle times and key variables
  • Work closely with quality representatives to implement required process controls
  • Perform process audits and assist with in process inspections
  • Participate in reviews to identify tooling/fixture needs to meet customer requirements and performance standards, estimate/calculate related costs, develop fixture designs, prove effectiveness and implement in standard workflow where required
  • Complete ECR/ECN related tasks pertaining to processes, their controls, and related ERP data
  • Assist in management of fixture inventory including identification, storage/location and revision control
  • Assist in training manufacturing personnel on new product production process
  • Provide technical assistance to process development and engineering personnel
  • Plan, schedule, and track project timelines, milestones, and deliverables; to include the identification of project dependencies and critical path
  • Effectively communicate project expectations with internal and external team members
  • Prepare and communicate project status reports
  • Develop and grow relationships with internal and external team members vital to the successful development of products/project
  • Develop best practices and tools for manufacturing engineering
  • Carry out assigned continuous improvement /cost reduction objectives
  • Other duties as assigned by the engineering technician
Hours per Week: 
15 hours/week, minimum
Zip Code: 

To apply for this internship, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning at 716.338.1381 or use this contact form.