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Process Engineer Intern

What you can expect from H.B. Fuller's Internship Program:

You’ll be joining a cohort of talented students from a variety of schools across the U.S. We hire interns into the following positions: Process Engineering, R&D, Strategic Sourcing, Technical Sales, Supply Chain, Product Marketing, Information Technology, and more. 

The projects we task our interns to lead are impactful and meaningful to our organization. You’ll be supported by your Manager and Mentor to gain in-depth knowledge of the adhesive industry and collaborate with various departments and functions. We also offer an established path for next-level opportunities - making this internship the starting point for a long-term career path.

Internship Location: Peabody, MA

Our Internship Experience includes:

  • 12-week paid program beginning the end of May to mid-August to gain insight and knowledge in your field.
  • Interactive orientation and events with skilled professionals in your field, including managers, directors, and CEO.
  • Multiple networking, volunteer and fun events – both virtual and in-person.
  • Impactful projects that make a difference internally and externally for H.B. Fuller.
  • End of summer final presentation to showcase your career development with support from managers and peers.

This individual will be responsible for a specific project related to gaining a better understanding of Lean tools of process flow improvement in a manufacturing environment. In the course of this work, the intern will be involved in a variety of activities which may include: 
  • Working directly with the entire Peabody team (Production and Maintenance) on the manufacturing floor to drive process and manufacturing improvements related to workflow.
  • Participate in operational efficiency, standard operating procedures, and process improvement projects for the facility, in an effort to increase operational discipline and reduce cost of poor quality (CoPQ).
  • Provides support to facility manager, shift managers, regional process engineer, operations, and R&D personnel in process improvement, process transfer, and technology improvements.
  • Research, specify, and document specifications for major unit operations equipment in H.B. Fuller Peabody plant. Such equipment would include down packing pumps, packaging equipment, centrifuges, and other ancillary equipment. 
  • Operations analysis in support of adhesives manufacture and process development; assists higher level engineers by performing assigned phases of work in more complex engineering problems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering to be completed between December 2023 – June 2024
  • Candidate should have classroom or real experience in using AutoCAD software
  • Must have majority of Junior level coursework complete (e.g., fluid mechanics, heat transfer, reaction kinetics, mass transfer, and junior level unit operations lab)
  • Skills and ability to evaluate and optimize manufacturing processes
  • Awareness and/or Training in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Comfortable working daily in a manufacturing shop floor environment

Physical Environment:

  • Working in factory/manufacturing environment
  • While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to stand.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk, climb stairs, use hands to remove or lift boxes, stretch and reach with arms extended, and stoop.
  • Minimal Travel within the Boston area