Apprentice Position Logo-01Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is searching for a qualified student to serve as an Engineering Apprentice for a company in Erie County.

Our client is seeking an Engineering Apprentice to 1) plan and conduct observation-type time-and-motion studies on the plant’s three primary powder coating lines, 2) collect and analyze work flow data to establish time and production standards, and 3) develop improved work flow procedures that will reduce waste, increase productivity, and promote efficient and economical utilization of personnel, equipment and facilities.

Candidates are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, or to have graduated within one year of apprenticeship start and awaiting the start of graduate studies. They shall be pursuing a four-year or advanced degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or related technical field; and have the ability to work at the Erie County facility approximately forty (40) hours per week during the summer break.

Additionally, the ideal candidate shall have completed coursework in time study and work-flow analysis, have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with line workers to understand the manufacturing process, have a willingness to work directly on the shop floor with a strong desire to work with people in a team-based environment, possess a strong analytical mind and scientific approach, and be a responsible, mature, team-oriented individual with great attention to detail and a willingness to learn.

The apprenticeship will occur from May 2016 through August 2016. Work hours are flexible, including following the plant’s schedule of working Monday through Thursday. Compensation is a minimum of $12.00 per hour depending upon experience, knowledge and skills.

Download a PDF of the Time and Motion Study Apprentice description.

Those who qualify can apply online at or direct questions to Gretchen Reinard at