Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is searching for a qualified student to serve as a Mechanical Design and Engineering Intern for a manufacturer in Erie County.

Our client, Erie Strayer of Erie, PA, is a world-class design, engineering and manufacturing company producing quality concrete batching equipment for construction and ready-mix markets. Erie Strayer’s products have been instrumental in support of projects at Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Newfoundland. This growing manufacturer has an opportunity for a mechanical design engineering intern to be an integral part of Erie Strayer’s design team by helping to improve design capabilities for the manufacturer resulting in increased quoting efficiencies.

OBJECTIVES: The qualified student(s) will convert 2D AutoCAD drawings into 3D Inventor format to be used for the creation of 3D assembly drawings.  The goal of the project will be to work with design team mentors to streamline design processes reducing both operational time and costs while improving sales presentations. Specifically, the qualified candidate will:

  • Convert existing 2D AutoCAD drawings to 3D Inventor models
  • Become familiar with Erie Strayer’s products and manufacturing capabilities by going out on the shop floor to see products being produced.
  • Assist in the design of a ready-mix concrete plant

Candidates are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with an expected graduation no later than May 2019, be pursuing a four-year degree in Mechanical or Design Engineering, demonstrate a strong working knowledge of both AutoCAD and Inventor design software, and have the ability to work at an Erie, PA facility at least twelve (12) hours per week while concurrently maintaining half-time or more student status.  Minimum required cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0. Additionally, the ideal candidate shall be a responsible, hands-on individual with strong problem solving and analytical skills, general knowledge of P&ID symbols and a great work ethic. Prior manufacturing experience is a plus.

The timeframe for the position is December 2017 through approximately August 2018 and the payrate is a minimum $12.00 per hour depending upon experience, knowledge and skills.  Successful interns have the potential for full-time employment opportunities with this established Erie manufacturer.

Qualified candidates should send their resume and an introductory email highlighting relevant coursework and experience for the position by December 18th, 2016 to: Mr. Michael Griffith, NWIRC STEM Manufacturing Intern Program Coordinator, at

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