Mechanical Engineer Intern

April 5, 2019

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Job Description


FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. The Engineering and Design department plays a major role in every step of the production process including sales, design, fabrication, assembly and installation.

As a Mechanical Engineer Intern, this position will provide an opportunity to gain extensive knowledge related to mechanical & structural design/fabrication, SolidWorks modeling/rendering techniques, and drawing creation by assisting the Engineering & Design department. This support will include preparation of drawings, photo realistic renderings, assembly models using SolidWorks design tables, and other design, engineering, and quality control related tasks.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

• Generate major assemblies using standard parts & sub-assemblies.
• Prepare photo realistic renderings of major assemblies in PhotoView 360 for marketing and sales purposes.
• Assist Engineering and Design with production drawings, including welding symbols.
• Evaluate machinery used in production and apply that knowledge to designs and drawings.
• Learn and apply unique design techniques and SolidWorks methods including configurations, design tables, rendering and camera techniques, tab & slot plate design, and much more.
• Learn and apply advanced fastening/bonding techniques including adhesives and VHB tapes.
• Clearly communicate with all departments including fabrication, assembly, sales, and the machine shop.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

• Must be proficient in SolidWorks modeling and drawing creation.
• General welding, metal, machining, and fabrication knowledge.
• Must have good verbal and written communication skills in terms of general communications as well as technical ideas, concepts and details.
• Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite programs including Word, Power Point, and Outlook
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel including familiarity with cell equations and tables.

Beneficial Skills/Qualifications

• Prior completion of Strength of Materials & Solid Mechanics or equivalent courses.
• Experience in a machine shop environment including vertical milling machines, plasma or water jet cutting tables, shears, break presses
• Experience in a welding/fabrication environment.
• Familiarity with welding symbols and AWS D1.2 Structural Aluminum Welding Code.

Education and Experience

• High School Diploma
• Enrolled accredited 4-year College or University, having completed at least sophomore year with a GPA of 3.0 or above, perusing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or similar degree.

Physical Demands

• Position, though usually within the confines of an enclosed office building, requires work in an open high noise level machine & fabrication shop. Temperatures, as well as humidity, fluctuate in accordance with the season. At any time that entrance to the fabrication shop is required, Personal Protection Equipment is required.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit & stand; use arms & hands, walking, ascend/descend stairs; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

• 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.

Additional Information:

• This is a temporary intern position
• Compensation is $12.00 per hour, based on experience
• Must have reliable transportation to and from work
• Must be able to pass drug/alcohol and background screens

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application on our website at https://flexdecks.com/apply-online/

You may also Fax or Email us your resume.

Fax: 832-550-2355

Email: lauraz@flexdecks.com
Subject Line: ME Intern

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