Manufacturing Engineer Intern

at Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Join Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) and you’ll be part of a team that leads science, innovation, and technology on different industry fronts. Working here will provide you with an exciting and motivating career full of development and growth opportunities throughout our businesses. We are a global company that prides itself on having passionate, diverse and dedicated employees who work together to achieve uncommon results.

Job Description

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer Intern to join our 2024 summer internship program in Portland, ME.

The Manufacturing Engineer Intern will help to increase manufacturing efficiency by supporting production processes and equipment, evaluating materials, and driving continuous improvement throughout the facility.

Responsibilities include:

+ Assisting in the identification and implementation of continuous improvements in costs through waste reduction, production efficiency and operations improvement in all related manufacturing processes

+ Providing engineering support to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems

+ Analyzing and improving manufacturing process to achieve continuous flow and a pull system

+ Using the ERP system to develop, evaluate, improve, and document manufacturing processes (Methods of Manufacturing, Bill of Materials, Bill of Operations)

+ Evaluating processes for effects on safety, quality, cost, throughput, and capacity

+ Interacting with cross-functional teams for new product development


+ Pursuing an engineering degree in a relevant field (Manufacturing, Electrical, Mechanical)

+ High proficiency in computer technology and systems operations such as Microsoft Office

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Ability to work in a team environment

+ Experience with Lean Manufacturing tools and methodologies is preferred

+ Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus

As an EBI intern, you will:

+ Work on robust projects that prepare you for a full-time opportunity after graduation

+ Solve real-world challenges alongside industry experts

+ Receive competitive pay for your contributions

+ Showcase your project outcomes to leadership at the end of the summer

+ Participate in career discussions

+ Socialize through teambuilding and networking events

+ Learn more about career opportunities across our businesses

Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Ensign-Bickford Industries, ( (EBI), founded in 1836, is a privately-owned high technology conglomerate that participates in businesses that are relevant to the future of the world and have multigenerational growth prospects. Over the last 186 years, EBI has grown into a global science and technology leader in pet food science, space and defense, and diagnostic solutions. Our businesses are unified by a common shared operating system and a common set of Core Values. Watch the video above to learn more about some of the incredible challenges we take on every day to deliver the best product for our customers, and ultimately the world. The simple truth is: When you are a part of our team, you stand head and shoulders above the rest.

We conduct business in a manner that reflects the highest human and ethical standards, with a commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships, and a belief in the efficacy of genuine economic and social service.

Click here to learn about our Core Values ( AFB International

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Job Posting: JC248337321

Posted On: Sep 22, 2023

Updated On: Nov 27, 2023

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