Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is searching for a qualified student for a Programming Internship in Erie County.

Our client is an industry leader of powder coating applications for engineered products and retail displays. They currently utilize a manually intensive process to record system performance measurements and calculate and report desired output. They are seeking student intern, highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Access, to develop a program that will take operator input and automatically calculate and output desired reports.

The qualified programming intern will develop a Microsoft Access, Google Sheets, or other recommended programming platform, that will automate the calculation and report development functions of its operations tracking process, eliminating the time spent by middle management to perform such manual functions. Specifically, the qualified candidate will:

  • Observe the current process to record, calculate and output key process performance indicators;
  • Develop a data collection interface that is operator-friendly to enter key process performance measurements;
  • Develop a program that will automatically calculate and output in desired formats key reporting performing indicators;
  • Develop data retrieval means that data may be mined for summary data over time by key attributes;
  • Investigate and recommend hardware for real time data entry in the shop floor environment.

Candidates are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and shall be pursuing a four-year or advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or similar computer technology field; have expert level programming skills in Microsoft Excel & Access, Google Sheets and other open source spreadsheet resources; and be able to work at the North East facility for at least one week to start the project, after which time, the candidate may work from any location to complete the project objectives in a timely fashion. Minimum required cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, the ideal candidate shall have knowledge of work & material flow, excellent problem solving, statistical analysis, and data analysis skills, the ability to interact with line workers to understand the manufacturing process, and be a responsible, mature, individual with great attention to detail and a strong desire to exceed the project performance objectives.

The timeframe for the position is April 2018 through project completion. Work hours are flexible, including following the plant’s schedule of working Monday through Thursday. The payrate is a minimum $12.00 per hour depending upon experience, knowledge and skills.

Qualified candidates are required to apply online at no later than February 20th, 2018. Please direct all inquiries about this programming internship opportunity to Michael Griffith via email at

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