Mechanical Engineer Intern- Summer 2018

US-IL-Lake Zurich
# Positions
Lake Zurich

Position Summary

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, a Kensington® computer mouse or a simple box of ACCO paper clips, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  We have great brands that people in 100 countries all over the world use to stay organized, such as:


AT-A-GLANCE®    Day-Timer®    Five Star®   GBC®    Kensington®    Mead®    Quartet®    Swingline®    Wilson Jones® & others


We need great talent at ACCO Brands, and value different talents, aspirations and views to create a highly motivated, action-oriented atmosphere. Our winning team shares the ACCO Brands Vision of being a company that Achieves, Creates, Collaborates, and Organizes. We have a dynamic and healthy culture that is shaped by leaders and lived by employees at all levels.


We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer Intern to join our team full time during the Summer of 2018 in Lake Zurich, IL. The Mechanical Engineer Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the team from concept through the prototype and production stage of multiple product lines. 


The position responsibilities include:                

  • Designing component parts and product assemblies in CAD
  • Generation and maintenance of drawings and project documentation
  • Calculating required component specifications
  • Creating test plans and carrying out testing of prototypes and products
  • Suggesting improvements to new and existing products to improve profitability and reliability
  • Supporting cross-functional teams in development of new products and extensions to existing product lines
  • Working in a global product development environment
  • Providing general engineering and design support to a wide range of activities

Position Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Mechanical preferred)
  • Proficient in Engineering CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Excellent problem solving capability and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Creative mindset with attention to product and material design
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes, material and component selection and designing solutions
  • Demonstrated experience of prototype testing and reporting results is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Knowledge of database software (SharePoint) is a plus


Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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