QSA Global & NSI ITW

Mechanical Engineer Intern

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Description/Job Summary

Mechanical Engineer Intern

Located in the NW suburbs, where they city meets the country, North Star Imaging is a midsize manufacturing company seeking a Mechanical Engineer.  Founded in 1987, NSI is an ITW (www.itw.com (http://www.itw.com)) business unit offering big company benefits and stability along with a small/mid-size company atmosphere.  At North Star, we are focused on innovation as the leading manufacturer of industrial X-ray and CT capital equipment systems.  Our customer base consists of a broad range of markets including aerospace, defense/military, automotive, medical device, and R&D organizations. Companies throughout the world rely on North Star's system expertise to create high quality products.

The Mechanical Engineer Intern will apply engineering principles in the design, documentation, and enhancement of industrial X-ray and CT capital equipment products. This position will work with engineering to define, maintain, and implement documentation of policies and standards. The ideal candidate will have a strong 3D modeling and documentation background.


•  Collaborate with engineering to develop, maintain, and improve products
•  Manage product costs and apply design for manufacturing value engineering principles directed at product enhancements
•  Coordinate engineering changes and communicate cross- functionally
•  Prepare detail and assembly drawings using drafting standards
•  Design, optimize, manage, and monitor system bill of materials
•  Prepare detailed layout and facilities requirements
•  Provides technical assistance to manufacturing during system integration
•  Work in partnership with the research and development team to develop new products and transition to commercialization
•  Collaborate with the engineering team (including mechanical, electrical, motion control, and software)

Required Qualifications

  • Pursuing a BS degree in mechanical engineering at an accredited engineering college or university and shall have achieved junior status or higher
  • Ability to collaborate with other engineers

Preferred Qualifications

•  Working knowledge of 3D CAD software, SolidWorks
•  Ability to present complex technical information to internal customers
•  Knowledge of all phases of mechanical hardware development & qualification
•  Experience working on cross functional teams (Sales, Supply Chain, Software, Manufacturing, Service, etc.)
•  Demonstrated understanding of mechanical principles
•  Knowledge with machine design, automation, and robotics
•  Demonstrated time management and prioritization skills
Experience with optical or x-ray imaging systems a plus!

Key success factors:

  • Ability to work in a cross functional team
  • Ability to apply mechanical design principles
  • Ability to work effectively in an innovative and dynamic environment
  • Ability to quickly grasp and apply new concepts

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QSA Global & NSI ITW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected
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