Internship - Mechanical Engineering (MCSS Validation Engineering)
Woodward MPC - Skokie, IL

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Position Purpose:
The purpose of an internship at Woodward is to provide students with the opportunity to gain exposure and “real life” business acumen within the Aerospace and Energy Industry. Our internships also provide students with the opportunity to learn and gain practical experience and to work in areas related to their academic and/or career interests. Gain hands-on experience while working on challenging projects, network with professionals and learn from some of the brightest minds in business.

The experience also gives the intern opportunity for potential full-time employment with the company.

Essential Functions

Projects will include:
validation engineering process creation, including information and physical hardware flow; improvement to product testing methods and standardization

Utilize engineering coursework and knowledge to contribute to both customer and internal projects

Interact effectively with team members on a daily basis. Share opinions and ask questions relevant to the work and/or his or her study program

Complete tasks on computer using MS Office programs such as Word, Excel and Power Point

Work independently on assigned tasks with some supervisory oversight

Recognize problems which are beyond intern’s capabilities and learn from the experts in the area

Work assigned tasks to meet schedule and may coordinate details with other departments

Maintain good attendance and perform other related duties as assigned

Present year-end presentation of Woodward internship experience

Other Functions

Other functions will vary based on the assigned work area

May rotate assignments to gain additional business experience



Effective written and verbal communication skills

Competent skills in problem solving and trouble-shooting

Competent in the use of PCs, MS Office Programs and other associated software

Ability to effectively operate in a team environment

Effective time management skills

Solid knowledge of the English language with the ability to speak, read and write along with good listening skills

Possess high motivation, flexibility and ability to work on his/her own

Education or Formal Training

Must be at least a Sophomore in an accredited College or University program and have a 3.0 grade point average.

Must be in an Engineering focused degree program

Experience Required

No experience required. Previous internship or other working experience, a plus.

Materials and Equipment Used

Materials and Equipment used will depend on the specific job assignment. In general, most positions will use:

PC'S including word processing applications, spreadsheets and Woodward proprietary applications

Standard hand tools and measuring devices

Standard office equipment (Copiers, Fax Machines, etc.)

Working Environment/ Physical Activities

Work is generally performed in a normal office environment; however, depending on the location or job assignment, the job may take the member into various areas of the plant where there is possible exposure to noise, chemical solutions, and dust and differential temperatures.

Woodward is a multinational company with leading edge technology, headquartered in Fort Collins, CO - USA. We are an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions for commercial and military aircraft, turbines, reciprocating engines, and electrical power system equipment. Global customers in the aerospace, power and process industries, and transportation markets rely on Woodward technology to make their equipment more efficient and reliable minimizing environmental impact.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Mechanical Engineering

Primary Location

United States-Illinois-Skokie






1st Shift / Day Job

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Woodward (formerly Woodward Governor) likes to remain in control. The company manufactures and services a slew of energy control and...