Mechanical/Electrical Engineer Intern - Summer 2020 Internship in Martinsville, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The purpose of this internship is to allow the student/intern to prepare for their future by applying what was learned during coursework (theory, skill development, professionalism) to the working world. Interns will be provided extensive hands-on experience in their field of study. The intern will work on important and innovative projects alongside our experienced staff and engineers.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Assist in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining all mechanical equipment as required to support plant operations and optimize equipment value.
  • Assists in equipment or system problem identification and recommends solutions.
  • Assists as needed in the development of maintenance procedures for plant equipment to ensure consistent and safe operation.
  • Adherence to all Safety, Environmental and Plant procedures.
  • Performs other duties, including non-core responsibilities as directed.
  • Work with other departments to implement product and process changes.
  • Proposes changes to equipment to avoid downtime
  • Implements corrective actions identified by key maintenance performance indicators as a means to create overall equipment efficiency.
  • Communicate to assignment leader any recommendations to meet schedules and plans.
Critical Competencies:
  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on
  • Communication: Listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably, and actively seeking feedback non-defensively
  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required - or higher - standards, pitching in to get the job done
  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
  • Self-starter: works independently, learns what is needed to do the job.
  • Initiative: proposes improvements and take the lead in implementing them.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, Power Point, Word
  • Ability to react to issues impacting production with a sense of urgency, promptly assessing the issue and developing a feasible action plan and following it through to successful completion


Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Must be currently pursuing an Engineering degree at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the internship.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Preferred Degrees- Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

Prefer a motivated Junior or Senior in good academic standing