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Manufacturing Engineer Co-op (May-Dec 2023)

Company: Graco
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

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.

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.

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 Industrial Division (IND) in Minneapolis, MN. Products from IND includes advanced fluid dispense systems used in alternative energy, automotive and packaging industries (http://bit.ly/1ywIMe0) and finishing products, such as paint spraying systems used in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as on furniture, windows and doors (http://bit.ly/1nPSYut).

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


          Power to Be
          At Graco, the Power to Be means providing the support, resources and freedom to pave your own way. Bring your unique attributes to the table, along with a commitment to being your best self, and you can be a part of a culture that rewards effort, celebrates uniqueness, and gives you the tools you need to succeed and become your best, fullest self along the way. Our culture empowers employees to chart their own career path. Our managers provide support and opportunities while offering freedom for employees to find their own Power to Be. Whether you decide to move up within the same department or expand to another cross-functional group, you will gain the well-rounded experience to succeed on your own terms.

          Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of a fast-moving, growing company that is committed to quality, innovation and solving fluid handling problems for our customers. Graco is proud to be named a Best Place to Work by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2021. 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.

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

Keywords: Graco, Minneapolis , Manufacturing Engineer Co-op (May-Dec 2023), Engineering , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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