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Mechanical Engineering Technician Position

Mechanical Engineering Technician Position

Flex Kinetics is offering a Mechanical Engineering Technician Position to qualified students. The position is as follows: 

Internship Description of Duties/Overview

Intern will be responsible for completion of general safety orientation, mechanical assembly, electrical controls assembly (cable making), machine operator (CNC operation), manual machining (only with specific safety orientation and proper training), shop cleaning, organizing, and inventory management.

The goals of this internship are to expand on and apply knowledge of engineering fundamentals, learn elements of running a small business, learn how to manually operate equipment, such as a CNC mill, learn how controls are put together, and to learn about the light machine assembly process.

Schedule (days/hours)

Student hours are flexible from between 5-20 hours per week. Those with greater availability should expect to be able to learn and apply more and will have a more robust internship experience.

Days and times of schedule will be flexible to the student’s academic schedule; however, students should be prepared to report to their internship immediately after school.

Daily shifts will not extend later than 6:30PM, unless management determines intern’s ability to work independently.

Contact will be with the operations manager weekly to communicate schedule, and daily while working. The Intern will have daily oversight and learning from operations manager, and tasks will be reviewed daily and weekly depending on work scope and students ability to work independently.

Outside of time together interns may be expected to research the type of work being done within the business. Topics for this research will be provided by management.

 Internship requirements/prerequisites/standards

Applicants should have taken, or have in progress, Intro to Engineering Design AND Principals of Engineering.

Students should be in minimum 11th grade.

Interns should be punctual, with minimal unexcused school absences and have no high school disciplinary actions.

Students who are most qualified for this internship will be mature, driven individuals with an interest in learning more about careers in the internship industry. A professional demeanor is a must, and school performance and attendance will be considered for selection.

Interns are expected to be courteous to co-workers, motivated to learn, and safety conscious.

Interns will be expected to carry a notebook and be responsible for taking notes and documenting what they work on (in their own words), working with management assistance. Documentation style is at the discretion of the intern. Management will review weekly for accuracy and thoroughness of content.

The ideal candidate’s resume will include the required prerequisite coursework; prior experience with any hands on assembly, wood-working style experiences, or auto mechanics would be beneficial for certain tasks, but not required.

 To Apply:

Please submit the general internship application with resume (please include any other unrelated work, community, and volunteer experience on resume…this is valuable!)

Applicants are encouraged to provide supplemental documentation that details their hands-on experiences. This documentation can be with photo, video, or written.

Internship applications are accepted in a rolling format and may begin at any time a qualified applicant is identified.

Mechanical Engineering Technician interns will work for a minimum of 40 hours over a 30 day period to identify appropriateness of fit, with the freedom to extend internship should intern and management agree.

Interviews will be conducted with students, and notification of award of internship offers will be made as appropriate. Additionally, participation paperwork will be required of selected students to be submitted prior to the start of the internship.