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Process Engineering Intern - Pella, Iowa - Summer 2022

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Pella Corporation

Engineering Intern - Summer 2022

Pella, IA 

Pella Corporation is seeking talented, undergraduate students to fill Engineering Intern at our Corporate Office and manufacturing facility in Pella, IA. Opportunities are available for Summer 2022.  If you are looking for a hands-on, team orientated, real-world learning experience, check these opportunities out!

Who Is Pella Corporation?

Pella Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of windows and doors in North America; as a leader in technology and product innovation, Pella has been awarded more than 150 product and design patents.  And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.

At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.

Our national brand is supported by 8,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 80+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion — a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives.

Position Summary

An Engineering intern will manage and implement projects that enhance our window or door products and utilize Pella’s continuous improvement and problem solving methodologies to improve our manufacturing processes.  Responsibilities will be similar to what we expect of entry-level engineers who join Pella after graduating. Focus on developing competencies, engineering skills and how/when to apply them.  Work closely with assigned manager and mentor on strategic projects and focused developmental opportunities.


Areas of opportunity may include:

Manufacturing Process Engineer

  • Modify and improve manufacturing processes to improve quality, increase reliability, reduce costs, and eliminate waste

  • Develop next generation manufacturing processes and equipment

  • Specify, design, and procure equipment required to support new product initiatives

  • Implement new processes in manufacturing from concept through full production

  • Degrees preferred:  Mechanical, Agricultural, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer and Industrial Technology

Product Development Engineer

  • Modify products to improve performance, decrease manufacturing costs, and/or improve customer satisfaction

  • Application of materials within products and processes

  • Project management delivering ideas into concepts for design implementation

  • Create the window of the future 

  • Degrees preferred: Mechanical Engineer, Agricultural Engineer


  • Pursuing a B.S. from a four-year college or university in an Engineering field.  See above for preferences

  • Strong academic candidate with Leadership Experience  both inside and outside the classroom

  • Ability to use the following software applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, AutoCad, and Solid Edge (or equivalent).

  • Ability to effectively communicate to technical and non-technical team members utilizing written and verbal skills, including presentations to small and large groups

  • Experience managing projects from concept through implementation, in a fast-paced, team-based environment                                                  
Pella Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Smoke Free Environment. 



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