Mechanical Engineer Intern | Graco | Dayton, MN, USA

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  • Dayton, MN, USA
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·         Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.


·         Graco is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position supports our Process Division (PRO) in Dayton, MN. In this division, process equipment ( and sanitary systems ( are used in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and oil and gas industries. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2021.


·         The Graco Summer 2023 Intern Program is designed for students who seek a culture of innovation, quality, and A+ customer service. As a Graco intern, you will have the opportunity to grow knowledge of the industry, develop solutions to real business challenges, and make important connections for the future. During the internship, you will work on projects that align with the needs of the business that allow you to have a hand in key company initiatives. Throughout the summer you will be invited to attend educational and social events and will complete a final presentation on your internship experience.


·         Job Purpose:


·         To support design and development of products used in Fluid Handling systems. Position involves providing ideas, inputs and analysis as a project team member.


·         Essential Duties:

·         Participate in new product development as a member of a design team by:

·         Analysis of competitive products

·         Creation of detailed design drawings

·         Analysis of design to applicable standards (SAE, UL, etc.)

·         Analysis of design using engineering analysis tools and techniques (Finite Element Analysis, etc.)

·         Review of instruction manuals and product literature

·         Lab and field testing

·         Work effectively in a team environment

·         Analysis of Graco and competitive products including performance, features, cost, etc.

·         Assist in standard product support activities, such as:

·         Analyzing and writing products for Engineering Change Orders

·         Troubleshooting product problems in manufacturing, lab or field

·         “Minors” (cost reduction, packages, product upgrade)

·         Maintain current level of technical knowledge

·         Develop knowledge of:

·         Graco product line

·         Operational systems

·         Graco and industry design standards

·         Graco Quality Management System

·         Graco customer applications and requirements

·         Other duties as assigned


·         Position Requirements:


·         Completion of second year in engineering program

·         Good oral and written communication skills

·         Good mechanical/electrical aptitude


·         Power to Be


·         At Graco, the Power to Be means providing the support, resources and freedom to pave your own way. Bring your unique attributes to the table, along with a commitment to being your best self, and you can be a part of a culture that rewards effort, celebrates uniqueness, and gives you the tools you need to succeed and become your best, fullest self along the way. Our culture empowers employees to chart their own career path. Our managers provide support and opportunities while offering freedom for employees to find their own Power to Be. Whether you decide to move up within the same department or expand to another cross-functional group, you will gain the well-rounded experience to succeed on your own terms.

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