Manufacturing Automation Engineering Intern

Oatey Co. is a privately held global corporation that manufactures and distributes products for plumbing professionals and consumers. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and has manufacturing and distribution facilities located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Oatey products can be found in residential and commercial applications and have achieved excellent brand name recognition with plumbing professionals and consumers. The company continually strives to offer innovative solutions to any plumbing application, and products are backed with the highest quality technical and customer support programs in the industry.

2023 Oatey Summer Internship Program – The Oatey Intern Experience

Interested in an internship with challenging projects, high visibility, professional networking, development, and fun?

Oatey is currently seeking college students for the summer of 2023 to join our award-winning program: The Oatey Intern Experience. Oatey offers a 12-week summer internship that will expose you to meaningful work and exceed your expectations. You will be a part of a diverse, collaborative team environment yet experience your own personal and individual growth. Our interns deliver excellence through high engagement and performance, which is why we often hire them post-graduation*.

* Based on outstanding performance and organizational needs

What we're looking for…

The Oatey Intern Experience supports our growing organization by attracting talented students to develop them into future leaders. It is unique with one-on-one mentorship, developmental feedback and coaching, lunch series, engaging networking events and weekly forums. You will work closely with experts to develop your skills and gain valuable insight in your chosen career field. Additionally, you will have exposure to all leadership levels of Oatey. Lastly, you will have a great time networking with other interns and forge lasting relationships.

Oatey offers a vigorous program that includes:

Learning and Development • Peer Mentoring • Challenging Team Projects • Community Involvement

Manufacturing Automation Engineering Intern Position Summary                             

Under general supervision of Director of Automation Manufacturing, the intern will complete a variety of assignments to provide general support to the Manufacturing Automation Engineering located at the Shakopee, MN Cherne Industries location.  Assignments will make a positive contribution to Oatey as well as provide the student with “hands-on” work experience. 

Expectations & Accountabilities…

Fabrication of automated equipment for improving production processes across Oatey product lines.

  • Support Automation Engineers in wiring, machining, and assembling custom automation
  • Manufacturing process analysis and evaluation for automation.
  • Startup support for debug and production
  • Design and document work cells and fixtures to support process improvements

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Education and Certification: Enrolled in an Engineering Degree or Engineering Technician program
  • Microsoft Office Suite - proficient user, emphasis on Excel
  • Solidworks experience
  • Interest in manufacturing process design, material flow, production equipment, work methods, and processes
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional, multi-cultural team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and organize work efficiently
  • Process-oriented thinker

Qualifications that will set you apart…

  • Electronical wiring experience a plus
  • PLC programming experience a plus
  • Mechanical aptitude/some hands-on experience is a plus


At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!