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New Product Development Intern

Summary: TWB Monroe is seeking a New Product Development Engineering Intern this summer session! Summer internships are expected to take place between May 13 and August 16, 2024.

TWB Company is North America’s market leader for tailor welded products with locations in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ontario and Mexico. Formed in 1992, TWB is a joint venture of Worthington Steel and BAO Steel. The company developed the tailor welded blank market in North America and is the leading manufacturer of tailor welded products supporting JIT production and services to the automotive industry. The company’s technologies are helping automotive companies produce stronger, lighter vehicles.

Selected interns are assigned based on their field of study and interests within our company. These interns gain hands-on experience by completing challenging projects that apply their field of study to real world applications in manufacturing. Mentors and managers provide tools and guidance to prepare interns for success in the workplace and the classroom. We aim to teach and model soft skills such as professionalism, communication, resourcefulness, collaboration, and respect in addition to offering opportunities to gain experience and practice within your skillset. Excellent performance as an intern may be rewarded with opportunities for internship continuation or potential full time hire upon graduation.

Why you'll love interning here:

• Gain practical experience in a leading manufacturing organization

• Collaborate with experienced professionals who are eager to mentor and guide you

• Participation in a diverse range of New Product Development Engineering projects

• Exposure to cutting-edge technology and industry best practices

• Opportunity to make meaningful contributions and see the impact of your work

• Competitive compensation package

• Networking opportunities with industry experts

Project(s): Projects are planned based on anticipated departmental needs but may be altered based on business needs or selected intern’s skills or interests. 

The intern will focus on validating new heat treat test equipment for TWB Monroe and will develop test procedures. This will entail reviewing current procedures, performing laboratory tests, and creating video job aids. 

Skills developed: deeper knowledge of press hardening steel, laboratory management, data acquisition, detailed observation, communication, problem solving, strategic planning, presenting, documenting, executing, evaluating

Work Environment: Intern should be prepared to spend time working on the plant floor in addition to the office environment. Appropriate safety training and PPE will be provided.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Major in Material Science or Metallurgy in an accredited program
  • Completion of Sophomore Year by summer of 2024
  • Strong background in Metallurgy
  • Laboratory experience testing steel products (tensile, metallography)
  • Proficient in using computers, learning new systems, and critical thinking
  • Active listener who can receive and follow directions
  • Punctuality and commitment to doing the job right
  • Interest in Manufacturing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Takes initiative and is driven to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel to the Worthington Corporate Materials Lab (CML) in Columbus, Ohio and TWB Valley City

All positions at TWB require a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.