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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

by Sep 18, 2023

Ames, IA - Internship
Job Posting: 01/29/2024                                       FLSA Status: Hourly, non-exempt

Location: Ames, IA                                                   Supervisory: No

Team: Manufacturing Engineering                        Reports to:  Manufacturing Eng. Manager

The Culture

Ag Leader was born from a passion and determination to transform agriculture forever. In 1992, Ag Leader changed the industry by bringing real-time yield data to farmers’ fingertips. Today, more than 25 years later, Ag Leader has become a global team that provides year-round solutions to help farmers plan, plant, apply, and harvest more efficiently and profitably. We are improving the lives of farmers. We are increasing the efficiency of production agriculture around the world. And we aren’t slowing down. Ready to use your talent to implement change? Join our team of innovators revolutionizing agriculture.

The Opportunity

An internship working on assisting in initiating and managing continuous improvement projects within the Manufacturing, Warehouse, and Shipping departments. This position includes collecting data and documenting current production processes using tools such as process charts or value stream maps. Interns will be challenged with designing and updating workspace layouts for increased productivity.

The Right Person Will

    • Contribute and thrive in a cross-functional team environment
    • Commit to bringing their best every day
    • Delight in problem-solving no matter the problem
    • Give and receive constructive feedback to others


    • Ability to run performance tests using electronic tools and software.
    • Work with Engineers to troubleshoot and improve deficiencies in designs.
    • Troubleshoot electronic systems with a sense of curiosity when issues or unexpected results occur.
    • Document results and communicate concerns with other team members.

Preferred Elements: Project management skills relating to a manufacturing environment. Experience using M.R.P. or P.L.M. software systems.

Minimum Education Required: High school diploma and partial completion of coursework towards a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited academic institution in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering.

Minimum Experience Required: Two years of coursework completed or one year of experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

Specific Skill Requirements: Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively with technical as well as non-technical employees. Ability to read and write technical reports and work instructions. Problem-solving through logical analysis and creative thinking. Ability to use basic hand and power tools. Proficiency in using computers with a Windows platform.

To apply, please submit your resume below.

Ag Leader is a drug-free work environment.  All offers for employment are contingent upon a

pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Ag Leader participates in e-verify.


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