Design Engineering Intern (Building Envelope) at MiTek

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Mission Viejo, California

Job Description:

Job Description

MiTek is a platform innovator and enabler that exists to transform the building industry with better building solutions. In 1955, MiTek transformed residential construction with the invention of the Gang-Nail plate and a digital platform that provided an affordable and scalable way to manufacture wood trusses. Today, MiTek delivers software, services, engineered products, and automated solutions that enable the building industry toimprove efficiencies by optimizingthe balance between off-site and on-site. With nearly 5,600 team members worldwide, MiTek collaborates across the building industry to enable and accelerate transformational breakthroughs in design and construction to transform the way the industry designs, makes, and builds. As a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) company since 2001, MiTek has a record of continuous growth and innovation. Learn more at .


As a Design Engineer Intern, you will learn curtain wall analysis and be involved in all phases of design and construction, ranging from the design assist phase to fixes in the field. You will assist other engineers with the design process using a whole range of structural modeling packages, ranging from FEA analysis to your own hand calculations. You will learn how to navigate structural drawings and details and be able to process complex details for design utilizing knowledge of load paths and solid mechanics. You will have the opportunity to learn various codes such as: ASCE 7, CBC, ADM, AISC 360, and ACI 318.

During the internship you will:
• Obtain professional development to grow your real-world skills
• Collaborate and innovate in a supportive work environment
• Gain industry insights from experienced mentors
• Create positive change in the building industry and community
• Build your professional network
• Contribute to meaningful work alongside MiTek mentors to gain greater skills in your field
• Learn to look at problems from different perspectives and create innovative solutions
• Experience the importance of working in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace

Job Responsibilities & Requirements

Job Responsibilities & Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
  • Provide calculation-based improvements to existing standard engineering details. - 25%
  • Research and test new methods of using metal plate connected wood floor trusses. - 25%
  • Creatively Design field repairs for truss components in accordance with acceptable engineering principles and judgment. - 15%
  • Design truss components based on specified parameters from customers and use their knowledge of engineering and the building codes along with collaboration with other engineers in the office to ensure their designs protect the health safety and welfare of the public. - 15%
  • Discusses design modifications and reviews appropriate design methodologies with customers. - 5%
  • Assist, train and counsel customers in troubleshooting issues and design problems. - 5%
  • Review results of the truss design software for accuracy and collaborate with other engineers and with the software development team to determine how the software should function. - 5%
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects and building officials on customer component design projects. - 5%

Competency Statement(s)
  • Strong skills in algebra, trigonometry, physics, statistics and strength of materials, structural analysis and design.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Technical Skills: Must have solid engineering/technical skills, including attention to detail.
  • Safety: Must have an outstanding safety record and follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Monitor own work to ensure quality. Apply feedback to improve performance. Look for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Quantity: Meet productivity standards without diminishing quality of work. Strive to increase productivity. Work at keeping waste down. Complete work in a timely manner.
  • Dependability: Take responsibility for own action. Follow instructions, responds to management directions.
  • Initiative: Readily volunteers. Undertake self-development activities. Seek increased responsibilities. Take independent action. Ask for and offer assistance whenever needed.
  • Attendance during regular work hours and overtime as required.
  • Ability to interact professionally with others, including co-workers, vendors and customers.

  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree in an accredited college degree program.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Ownership of one or more high priority projects that will assess your problem solving and leadership skills

MiTek is an E-Verify and Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or transgender status), age (40 and over), genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

For accommodation to assist with completing this application, please contact Human Resources at +1 314-434-1200.


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