Intern, Engineering-6

Company: Spectrum Brands ( Learn More )

General Information
$16.00 /Hour
2 Year Degree
Not Specified
Job Description

Division Information

Spectrum Home & Personal Care (HPC) Division participates on a Global basis in small electric appliances, shave/groom appliances and beauty appliances. Our well- known brands include George Foreman®, Black+Decker®, Farberware®, Breadman®, Juiceman®, Russell Hobbs® and Remington®. Our products appeal to consumer trends for healthy eating, stay-at-home cooking, creating today's new hair style and much more. We distinguish our product offerings from the competition by employing forward thinking, innovative technologies matched with a strong understanding of consumer needs to bring to market high quality, superior products that delight the end user.

Job Summary

The intern will provide assistance to the Research & Development Engineering team with various research and development projects in the area of Material Science and Mechanical Engineering.

This position will support the development of new products and platform technologies that will have significant impact on the competitiveness of the Appliances division of Spectrum Brands and the success of new product initiatives with regards to cost, performance, & supply chain simplification.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Limited mechanical design work of consumer appliances division product markets utilizing CAD, (SolidWorks 2010).
  • Generate engineering calculations, drawings, 3-D Models (using SolidWorks), analysis, prototyping, and specifications.
  • Product and Process development related to Mechanical systems, development of test methods, & product characterization.
  • Apply key NPD tools and analysis methodology throughout product verification and validation process. (FMEA, Weibull analysis, FEA, Rapid prototyping, CAD).
  • Develop new product concept and product specifications including performance capability, product reliability and product life requirements.
  • Responsibility to provide research, scientific support and direction specifically in the area of materials, coatings, and new / alternative manufacturing processes.
  • Technical support to development programs including data analysis & statistical interpretation.
  • Work closely with suppliers, vendors, and outside consulting firms with new product development projects.

  • Education and Experience Profile

    Current enrollment in a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or Physics degree program required; with a sophomore or higher level standing

    Required Skills

  • Interest in product development.
  • Must be able to analyze complex data, situations and develop range of solutions.
  • Must be a decisive, action-orientated individual.
  • Proven ability to communicate cross-functionally.
  • Must have excellent written and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on teams.
  • Ability to perform basic office tasks (e.g. Word, Excel, CAD, etc.).
  • Solidworks skills highly desired but not necessary.

  • Work Environment

    Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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