Design Engineer Intern at Lippert Components

Posted in Engineering 13 days ago.

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Design Engineer Intern

Requisition ID
# of Openings

Company : Name

130 Curt EC M01

Location : Address

6208 Industrial Dr

Job Location

US-WI-Eau Claire


Who We Are

We are the leading supplier of components to the recreational vehicle and residential housing industries, as well as adjacent industries including bus, cargo and equestrian trailer, marine, and heavy truck. With over 65 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, our more than 9,000 team members work together to bring innovative product solutions to market every day.

Why We are Different:

At Lippert Components, Everyone Matters. We are striving to make lives better through meaningful relationships with our co-workers, our customers, and our communities. LCI team members feel a deeper sense of purpose at work, and we continue to build a better work environment by aligning our cultural and business strategies with the needs of our many team members. We measure success by how we touch the lives of people inside and outside our walls.

What You will Get:

    A company culture where everyone matters
  1. Healthcare + Dental + Vision + 401k with Employer match

  2. Career development and mentoring

  3. Tuition Reimbursement

  4. Annual flu immunization

  5. Holiday, personal and vacation days

  6. Local and national discounts

  7. Wellness offerings


This is an entry level Intern position. Produces solid models and manufacturing drawings for new towing related products based on a set of internal product design guidelines. Works with independence, and work is reviewed for content and accuracy upon completion. Performs specific tasks with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Review incoming documentation to ensure minimum required design information is present

  2. Review customer prints against internal design guidelines to identify any areas of deficiency

  3. Create or modify assembly models as needed based on customer prints and/or other engineering documentation. Models and manufacturing drawings must be maintained according to corporate standards.

  4. Update PDM system and create engineering BOMs for import into the business system

  5. Assists manufacturing personnel with information regarding assembly changes and print questions

  6. Complete design/research projects as assigned


  1. Must be able to work as a part of a team to achieve the company's overall goals

  2. Must demonstrate clear verbal and written communication skills (English)

  3. Must be able to read and process written communication including, but not limited to measurements, directions, instructions, etc.

  4. Must possess successful problem-solving skills

  5. Must be able to exhibit tact and diplomacy and maintain professional relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, customers, etc.

  6. Must be able to work under physically and mentally stressful situations;

  7. Must be able to prioritize and easily adapt to changes through the day.

Supervisory Responsibility

This role does not have any supervisory responsibility upon hiring.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and the expected work hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; weekend and overnight work could also become necessary.


Minimal local travel.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High School diploma or equivalent

  2. Some technical education specific to CAD, associate degree or equivalent, or 1-3 years of modeling/drafting experience with Solidworks or other 3D modeling software.

  3. Must be able to rapidly transition between projects as priorities change

  4. Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills to interface with all levels of personnel

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Manufacturing/industry experience.

  2. Welding and metal fabrication knowledge.

  3. Plastic Injection Molded part design

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass EVerify.

AAP/EEO Statement
LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all Team Members and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Team Member for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.