Manufacturing Engineer Intern- Summer 2022

  • 41 Waukegan Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, USA
  • Intern
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Company Description

Buehler, a division of Illinois Tool Works, is a leading manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in material analysis.  Over the past 80+ years, Buehler has established sales, manufacturing and laboratory services located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  Comprised of world-class products and brands, such as Wilson Hardness, Buehler continues a long history of providing market-leading technology to support our customers in their sample preparation and material analysis applications. 

Buehler’s parent company,  ITW, is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. The Company focuses on profitable growth with strong returns across worldwide platforms and businesses. The businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.

Job Description

  • Improve assembly quality, in conjunction with Design Engineering, Quality Engineering and manufacturing employees, through defined operational metrics: Defects Per Unit (DPU), First Pass Yield (FPY), Scrap %, assembly hours, etc.
  • Performs product/parts specifications reviews and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) analysis to provide formal feedback to New Product Development (NPD) and Sustaining Engineering
  • Assist with engineering design changes and temporary deviations, keeping assembly work instructions, engineering drawings, and documentation of production problems updated as needed
  • Study operations sequence, material flow, provides input to Management regarding technical skills required for the different manufacturing process steps, and helps to develop specific product training and generic technical training.
  • Collaborate with the NPD Engineering team to have a BOM properly structured for manufacturing and procurement processes and system updating
  • Assist with guidance to manufacturing operators for new process, sorting, testing, inspection activities as required, in collaboration with Quality Engineer and Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Engaged in product measurement, inspection, and testing activities to ensure quality control and reliability
  • Assist with continuous improvement process for the overall assembly process optimization, manufacturing hours reduction; either quick wins or more structured projects and quality improvements


  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Possess strong analytical and statistical skills
  • Awareness of manufacturing tools, and experience working with precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary.
  • Strong collaborator and able to partner with key cross-functional teams such as: Design Engineering,
  • Quality Engineering, Production, Procurement and Finance.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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