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Manufacturing Engineer Intern Summer 2023 ($17/hour)

Company: PGT Innovations
Location: Nokomis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May
work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to
increase producibility and decrease costs.


Process Design Engineering
Carry out a range of activities under the guidance of a mentor to support the analysis of information, the specification of the methods, process steps, and the plant, machinery and equipment required to design and continuously improve
manufacturing or materials processes and process systems.

Engineering Solutions Design
Contribute to the development of and implement feasibility testing of proposed engineering solutions to provide feedback and data to validate the design.

Engineering Standards Specification
Carry out a range of activities under the guidance of a mentor to support the drafting of engineering standards and specifications and the evaluation of the

Engineering Inspections
Carry out inspections under the supervision of a mentor to evaluate the quality of engineering works and / or the integrity of existing installations or structures, and make recommendations to senior colleagues on the remedial works needed to
ensure conformance with specifications and regulatory requirements.

Improvement / Innovation
Identify shortcomings in existing processes, systems and procedures, and use established change management programs to address them.

Product and Solution Development
Carry out a range of product development and engineering activities. Use established systems to analyze customer needs and define and deliver products.

Project Management
Work within an established project management plan to achieve specific goals.


Troubleshoot new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve manufacturing processes or products or to reduce costs, using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or
product design, materials and parts.
Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
Incorporate new manufacturing methods or processes to improve existing operations.
Determine root causes of failures or recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods, using statistical procedures.
Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
Prepare reports summarizing information or trends related to manufacturing performance.
Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes or engineering procedures.
Design layout of equipment or workspaces to achieve maximum efficiency.
Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.
Evaluate manufactured products according to specifications and quality standards.
Design tests of finished products or process capabilities to establish standards or validate process requirements.
Read current literature, talk with colleagues, participate in educational programs, attend meetings, attend workshops, or participate in professional organizations
or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing field.


Holds self accountable to meet commitments.
Makes sense of somewhat complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems, with the guidance of a mentor.
Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences, with the support of a mentor.
Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward, with the support of a mentor.
Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
SKILLS Works with supervision of a mentor on how to get results using new and advanced engineering technologies.
Works with a mentor on executing engineering designs using the appropriate methods, tools, processes and software.
Works with a mentor on producing technical engineering specifications and related materials.
Works with a mentor on sequencing and scheduling tasks into a project plan.
Critical Chain; Critical Path Analysis; Estimating; Precedence Diagramming Method; Project Schedule; Project Schedule Baseline; Resource leveling; Resource Loading; Rolling Wave Planning; Schedule Variance Analysis; Task Relationship Logic; Theory of Constraints; Work Breakdown Structure; Work In Progress (WIP) Limits; Burndown Charts; Burnup Charts; Gantt Chart; Milestone Chart; Precedence Diagram; Project Schedule Management Plan.
Manages and applies safe systems of work with supervision and provides technical guidance when required.
Works with a mentor on reviewing and creating relevant, lucid and effective reports.
Identifies, assesses, prioritizes and manages risks in a production process without supervision and provides technical guidance when required.


Programmable logic controller PLC software
Digital micrometers
Digital calipers
Binocular light compound microscopes
Optical compound microscopes
Desktop computers
Desktop computers
Scientific calculator
Scientific calculators


General Education
Must be currently enrolled in a college/university, seeking an undergraduate, graduate (post-baccalaureate) degree or senior level graduate studies in Engineering or closely related field. May consider recent graduate of master's


General Experience
Entry level

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as
the telephone. The position requires consistent daily attendance to provide the necessary level of customer service.

Keywords: PGT Innovations, Palmetto , Manufacturing Engineer Intern Summer 2023 ($17/hour), Engineering , Nokomis, Florida

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