Sep 21, 2022

Mechanical Engineering 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 go-karts and scooters to kids’ bikes and the Lithium-Ion Tesla Model S for Kids, 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!”

VERY IMPORTANT - all resumes must be accompanied by sample portfolios in PDF format or include links to online portfolios in order to be considered for this position.

Opportunity:

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

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Provide engineering support to the product design team and other company departments including customer service, quality control and supply chain.
  • Contribute to building a 'rapid prototyping' culture to test and prove-out ideas by creating prototype parts by using rapid prototyping and traditional model making technologies.
  • Participate in product testing of prototypes to aid the design process.
  • Develop unique solutions to solve product design challenges.
  • Support the Product Development engineers and designers to develop solid models, engineering drawings and BOMS's for new product concepts.
  • Communicate with other engineers both in the U.S. and overseas through emails and conference calls.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a 3.0+ grade point average
  • CAD experience is required (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Above all, the individual must be an effective problem solver who is committed to producing products of exceptional quality and beautiful design
  • Very important – if possible, please include work examples, such as CAD images or prototype photos of past class work or intern work

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 Mechanical Engineering with a 3.0+ grade point average

Required Experience

  • CAD experience is required (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Effective problem solver who is committed to producing products of exceptional quality and beautiful design

Security Clearance Required

No

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