Product Development Engineer Intern – Winona, MN

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has over 20 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for a 12 month paid Product Development Engineer Internship at our Winona, MN facility. This opportunity allows a student to work full-time during the summer and continue into the school year in a part-time capacity (May 2021-May 2022).

Key areas of responsibility:

The ideal candidate will exhibit knowledge and possess the skills required to:

  • Assist Structural Product Development Engineers in development activities, including:
    • Thermoplastic compounding
    • Injection molding
    • Mechanical and physical property testing
  • Perform creep testing on thermoplastic compounds
  • Recommend process improvements based on analysis
  • Support Product Development with other testing and project work as necessary
  • Maintain compliance with all work standards, company policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Completed 2nd or 3rd year of higher education; students with Composite Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science major preferred
  • Willingness to learn RTP Company business, process, and quality assurance techniques
  • Detail oriented and has the ability to follow written procedures
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be a self-starter
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to comply with all work standards, company policies and procedures
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

For immediate consideration please apply online.

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