Engineering Intern
Auburn Hills, MI 
Posted 7 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Company Overview

Destaco, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions. The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors.

Built on a legacy of over 100 years, Destaco offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world. The Destaco family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as Destaco Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports.

Destaco is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 13 locations.

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7 billion. The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV".

Position Summary

The New Product Development Intern for Destaco is responsible for assisting the engineering team in product test setup, product testing, and documenting test results. Products range consists of mechanical and electrical robotic automation equipment such as grippers, rotaries, slides and tool changers. He/she will assist a new product engineer and follow standard engineering practices. He/She will assist in completing various product test procedures for new products and modification of products to study performance impact. The New Product Development Intern will review findings with global engineering teams on test results and engage with engineering teams to brainstorm engineering solutions. He/She will also review technical documents on web, literature, price books, CAD models to verify data integrity. He/she will work closely within and communicate across various functional teams within Destaco to support the successful development and launch of new products.

The Engineering Intern reports to the Global Product Director, Auburn Hills, MI. The position requires the ability to work and communicate across the global engineering team, with other departments in the plant operation, and across the regions with various levels of the organization.

Key Job Responsibilitiesincluded but not limited to:

  • Assists with new product development including research, testing and documentation.
  • Actively participates in performing product tests and documents test results and overall product performance.
  • Tests include but not limited to; general product inspection, dimensional tolerances, life cycle, leak testing, grip force, accuracy and repeatability, electrical tests.
  • Assists with the review of, manufacturing drawings, bills of materials and online CAD files, catalog artwork, text and specifications and price books.
  • Participates in regular Product Development reviews, reports and project priorities.
  • Follows up with internal resources per the product development checklists.
  • Participates in Vendor discussion on new components and manufacturing processes
  • Performs specialized testing on new or existing product per customer requests under guidance of an Engineer or Product Director.

Job Requirements:


  • Requires enrollment in pre-engineering classes and high interest in mechatronic engineering, working on testing and collaborating on engineering projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High attention to detail, ensures accuracy of materials
  • Analytical ability to review and interpret data.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks working independently and on global teams
  • Flexible, learns quickly, adapt to changing needs with the varying priorities of the organization
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive relationships with various internal departments
  • High integrity and ethics, ensures confidentiality of all designs, product strategies for the organization
  • Good communicator including interpersonal, verbal, and written skills

Travel Requirements

  • None

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
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