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Automation Intern

Location: Zeeland, Michigan
Date Posted: 09-19-2018
Automation Intern
Zeeland, Michigan
DISHER is currently searching for an Automation Intern for the summer of 2019!

This internship will provide a college-level student with practical and professional experience that will enhance and complement their classroom learning.  In addition to being involved in Automation Team meetings, this problem-solver will have the opportunity to work on all types of automation, manufacturing, and controls systems projects in a variety of industries with our area customers in Michigan.  The internship will begin in the summer of 2019 and last approximately 3 months.
If this sounds like you, we would like to start a conversation:
  • You have a desire to be at the forefront of the future of the Automation and Manufacturing Engineering Industry
  • You thrive on variety and enjoy “wearing multiple hats.” 
  • You love to learn.
  • You have the heart of a steward and a desire to serve your customer and team to Make a Positive Difference.

What it’s like to work here:
DISHER is a positively cool place to work. Each team member is skilled, dedicated, and passionate about their work, promoting a culture of fresh innovative thinking, creative problem solving and solid work performance. DISHER hires for values fit as much as skill set, which is noticeable when you see how team members care about each other and how they invest their time and energy into hobbies and organizations outside the workday.  We believe that in everything we do, we must strive to Make a Positive Difference® for one another, our customers, and our community.

Hear more from Disher team members at disher.com/about-us/culture/

What you will get to do:
As a part of the team, you will contribute with the following day-to-day work.
  • Support projects on the Automation Team, Electronics Team, and Manufacturing Tech Solutions Team.
  • On automation projects, spend most of time on the floor to troubleshoot and correct issues and improve processes.
  • Troubleshoot and support production equipment using many common systems (PLC, CNC, Robotics), or other control platforms.
  • Defend your team against a Nerf Gun infiltration by another DISHER Team.
  • Work with many different aspects of controls, from system definition to design and programming.
  • Integrate hardware and software solutions for manufacturing with support from the Electronics team.
  • Coffee consumption for your own rejuvenation.
  • Help to develop Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions with support from the Electronics team.
  • Work on multiple projects/programs at one time.

What will make you successful:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, with mechanical aptitude/experience | Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with automation training/experience | Similar degree and experience.
  • Student should be hands-on with extensive lab experience.
  • Experience with Automation through internship experience, lab experience, robotics programs, or other.
  • Dreaming about the future of the Automation Engineering industry.
  • Previous engineering internship experience is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • Candidate must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States of America for any employer without restrictions or expirations.

What’s next?
Apply for the Automation Internship position here.

DISHER is a nationally-recognized product development, talent attraction, and business consulting firm. Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and independent inventors successfully discover, design, engineer, and manufacture high-impact products and services.

Our experienced team of over 160 qualified experts partner with clients to deliver a breadth of solutions including: Product Development Solutions, Talent Solutions, and Business Solutions. DISHER has deep experience in a variety of markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, consumer, agribusiness, industrial, and medical products. We are passionate about helping our customers achieve higher performance, productivity, and profits.

With offices in Michigan and Indiana, DISHER is making a positive difference alongside clients locally, nationally, and around the world.

Keywords: Automation, troubleshoot, Human Machine Interface, HMI, Programmable Logic Controls, PLC, programming, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, software, motion control, robotics, robots
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