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Manufacturing Engineer Intern: Weld/Fab

Watertown, SD, US

Early Career Program overview


The Terex Internship Program immerses high potential students in challenging real-world projects which directly help drive business results at our global organization. Our rich beliefs in innovation and continuous improvement, paired with the diverse and creative mindsets of our students, leads to the development of our best-in-class products, positively impacting the lives of people all around the world.


We are committed to the personal and professional development of our students and are proud to encourage their growth into our leaders of tomorrow. 


This position is an entry level position to the Manufacturing Engineering Team gaining experience and knowledge of various manufacturing processes, problem solving and lean manufacturing.  Responsibilities include developing new and improving current manufacturing processes with regards to layout, work sequence, time studies, fixtures/tools/equipment, and material flow.  Additionally, this person will provide production line support for technical issues and work closely with production management in the continuous improvement of existing manufacturing systems, processes and equipment.



  • Investigate usage problems for a root cause
  • Assist implementing any tools/fixtures/equipment to processes
  • Support ECO implementation
  • Assist with Quality defect root cause analysis and countermeasure implementation
  • Assist in Safety initiatives and related projects
  • Participate in kaizen activities
  • Provide support and analysis for special projects as assigned.


Must haves:

  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or related technical field.
  • Current level in college: Junior, Senior, Graduate Student  
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of JIT, Lean Thinking and Single Piece Flow.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and interpersonal).
  • Teachable, and willing / able to teach others.
  • Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel software, MS powerpoint
  • Able to read blue prints (primarily assembly, welding a plus)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced & changing environment.
  • Able to work individually and in a team environment


Nice to haves

  • Positive and energetic.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects at one time.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Terex Overview:                    

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota