Sep 20, 2022

Prototype Shop Intern – Summer 2023

  • Radio Flyer
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Intern Engineering

Job Description

While most people know us best for the beloved little red wagon, Radio Flyer is always dreaming up FUNomenal new ways to deliver joy to families by introducing new products every year. Radio Flyer is a recognized leader in the toy industry, headquartered in Chicago. From wagons and tricycles to battery powered go-karts and Tesla ride-ons, our Chicago-based team innovates in every product category we enter and we are looking for talented individuals to join our award-winning team! 

For over a century, Radio Flyer has served as the first set of wheels for generations of kids. We have helped inspire creative play as wagons transformed into rocket ships, race cars and airplanes, transporting children anywhere they imagined. Now, with over a billion Radio Flyer wheels on the road, we have introduced our biggest innovation for all the kids at heart - Flyer is a line of electric bikes and scooters, our first ever product line created for adult riders.

Radio Flyer has consistently been recognized as a top workplace nationally and locally. Our team has received numerous awards over the years including Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces, Chicago Innovation Awards, People Magazine’s Companies that Care, the Daily Herald’s Best Places to Work in Illinois, and Vault Top 50 Intern Programs nationwide. Robert Pasin, Chief Wagon Officer and grandson of company founder Antonio Pasin, was recently recognized as a Top CEO of 2021 on Glassdoor. Radio Flyer is also proud to have been named a top workplace for women, minorities, and LGBTQ+ community members over the years by Crain’s, Daily Herald and Vault.                                

At Radio Flyer, we welcome and appreciate all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to a culture that embraces feedback, collaboration, and innovation to achieve great results and drive business growth. At Radio Flyer we live by the Little Red Rule, “Every time we touch people’s lives, they will feel FUNomenal!”

Opportunity:

The Prototype Shop Intern position will play a key role in the continued growth and success of the company. This is a paid opportunity.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with prototype shop team to develop a variety of products that include conceptual models, engineering breadboards, and mechanical assemblies utilizing hand tools and power tools. 
  • Work with prototype lab team to develop a variety of prototypes models using foam, fabric, wood, plastic, metal or other rapid prototype materials.
  • Collaborate with prototype shop team, designers and engineers to create successful prototypes and meet deadlines.
  • Help maintain and keep shop clean and organized.

Qualifications: 

  • The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior, majoring in Prototype Engineering and Design, Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, or related majors with a 3.0+ grade point average
  • Experience working with CNC programming and machining
  • 3D printing experience—setup and post processing
  • Experience working with plastics, foam, wood and metal
  • Good hand fabrication skills
  • Comfortable working with a variety of hand and power tools
  • Experience with SolidWorks/SURFCAM is a plus

Above all, the individual must commit to our values: 

FUNatical Customer Service

Live with Integrity

Yes I Can

Excellence in Everything

Responsible for Success

We are looking for people who live our values and support our vision and mission!

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current employees, as well as all newly hired employees. Radio Flyer will consider accommodations for disability and religious based reasons as required by law.

Please apply online at www.radioflyer.com/careers

Experience Level

Intern

Education Required

Currently a junior or senior, majoring in Prototype Engineering and Design, Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, or related majors with a 3.0+ grade point average

Required Experience

  • Experience working with CNC programming and machining
  • 3D printing experience—setup and post processing
  • Experience working with plastics, foam, wood and metal
  • Good hand fabrication skills
  • Comfortable working with a variety of hand and power tools

Security Clearance Required

No

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