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Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineer Intern

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US-IL-Lake Zurich
ACCO Brands
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Position Summary:

ACCO Brands, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $1.8 billion, is seeking a Design Engineer Intern for Summer 2015 who will work with cross category teams in the development and transition of technical concepts into functional products.  


Primary Responsibilities

  • Generation and maintenance of drawings and project documentation.
  • Supporting cross-functional teams in development of new products and extensions to existing product lines.
  • To have a thorough understanding of Acco products, including cost implications of manufacture and materials choices.
  • Working with European development center to test and review new products and changes to existing lines.
  • Suggesting improvements to new and existing products to improve profitability and reliability.
  • Completing tear downs of returned products to provide failure reporting and root cause analysis.
  • Working to tight project timelines with domestic and international suppliers.
  • Working closely with quality and supply engineers as well as marketing teams both in the UK and USA.
  • Providing general engineering and design support for a wide range of activities.
Position Qualifications:
  • Recently graduate, or studying for, Bachelor degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical), product or industrial design or Computer Science.
  • Excellent problem solving capability and communications skills (verbal and written).
  • Creative mindset with attention to product and material design.
  • Experience using 3D software modeling is required (Solidworks preferred).
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and materials.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Project is required.
  • Driver's license, travel between office and European development centre will be required (both sites are located in same town).
  • Organizational skills; including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in generating innovative concept solutions is a plus.
  • Understanding of product and packaging testing requirements would be beneficial.
  • Demonstrated experience of prototype testing and reporting results is preferred.
  • Electro-mechanical product design experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of fabrication methods, user interfaces, embedded systems, and/or human factors is a plus.
  • Ability to use machining and prototyping equipment would be beneficial.
  • Local candidates please.

ACCO Brands USA LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.