Mechanical Engineering Internship

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Position Responsibilities: 


  • Develops technology in an effort to establish ‘state of the art’ in product performance, manufacturability, and customer value.
  • Applies heat transfer, fluid dynamic, acoustic and other mechanical engineering acumen for design, selection, prototyping and testing of products, components, systems, or sub systems as assigned.
  • Conducts structural design analysis and recommendations of products as required.
  • Selects, tests, and researches, size and/or confirms components, systems, or sub systems.
  • Develops rules for use and application of components, systems, or sub systems for spacing, clearance, heat transfer rates, etc.
  • Achieves cost reductions through alternative design practices, component and methods selection alternatives, and product simplification.
  • Assumes responsibility for perpetuation and integrity of CDI Design Standards and Best Practices. 
  • Interacts with Customer Service, Sales, and CDI Sales Representatives to maintain a keen understanding of market trends in technology, end user requirements and wishes, and CDI product strengths and weaknesses.
  • Conducts FMEA’s on product designs as appropriate to improve reliability, improve manufacturability, and improve safety for both Manufacturing and the final customer.
  • Participates in design for manufacturability (DFM) brainstorming sessions as part of the CDI G4M product development process.
  • Participates in Design Review Team meetings as appropriate to assist in manufacturability improvement decisions, warranty cost avoidance decisions, and product improvement decisions.
  • Periodically meets with the Customer Service Supervisor to receive feedback on customer satisfaction.
  • Participates in engineering design problem resolution activities so as to reduce cost, increase quality, and improve productivity.
  • Participates in Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) activities and resultant ECO or prototype/design modification actions.



  • Pursing a BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent experience and demonstrated performance.
  • College level training in Materials Properties or Metallurgy, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Calculus and Differential Equations, and Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with HVAC equipment design and function.
  • Familiar with 3D CAD solid modeling.
  • Familiar with Finite Element Analysis.