Student Engineer


Student Engineer

Department: Engineering
Reports to: Engineer/Specialist
Pay Scale: Student Engineer
Education: Working toward an engineering degree preferably
Experience: None required


Work cross-functionally with research teams, customer teams, or process teams to improve product performance. Perform trainings and utilize Lean values to promote continuous improvement.



  • Live the USS Values of Trust, Fun, Respect, Growth, and Service
  • Be a high functioning member of an engineering / process team
  • Complete work autonomously in functional discipline
  • Participate in minimum of 2 kaizen events (week long training/projects) per year
  • Take initiative to see and solve problems that increase value for all stakeholders in the business
  • Work at GEMBA (where the work is done, i.e. mfg floor) to better see and solve problems
  • Work with the operators and leaders on the production floor to develop and implement projects
  • Utilize lean manufacturing and product development principles in all processes and product changes
  • Create, maintain and perform audits on standardized work documents i.e. Job Breakdown Sheets (JBS) and Critical Knowledge
  • Yokoten: share and teach lessons learned with production floor and other teams

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Knowledge on machine shop practices, methods and procedures
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak in front of technical peers
  • Working toward a Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Ability to effectively utilize DOE training
  • Self-starter
  • Able to read, create and modify technical drawings and 3-D models
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Able to work with others for the purpose of training and instructing production personnel following the job instruction method (TWI)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Proficient with statistical analyzing software, i.e. Minitab, JMP, etc.
  • Pass respirator fit test
  • Ability to work flexible shift hours when need arises
  • Pro-E knowledge
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing, application and implementation
  • Patience
  • Understand and analyze testing and metallurgical data
  • Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, working to maintain constructive working relationships
  • Problem solving skills
  • Willing to be trained
  • Capable of maintaining a neat workplace (5S)


  • Computer
  • Minitab or JMP (statistical analysis)

Safety Equipment

  • Safety Glasses (while on Production floor)
  • Safety Shoes (while on Production floor)

Physical Demands

  • Moderate noise

  • Expectations

    All employees will support the organization’s mission and vision by exhibiting the following behaviors:

    • Trust: Demonstrate belief in others
    • Fun: Enjoy life
    • Respect: Genuinely value everyone
    • Openness: Provide access to people and information
    • Growth: Improve continuously
    • Service: Give of yourself
    • Follow all company policies (Attendance, No Tobacco Products on Campus, Illegal Drug & Alcohol, Family Medical Leave Act, Personal Appearance, Personal Electronic Devices, Vacation & Personal Time, etc.)

    if you are interested in this position, please email your resume to:

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