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Intern - Product Engineering

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Product Engineering (PRDENG)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Work Designation:  Hybrid

Salary Range: $ 19.00 - $19.00 



Position Summary:

Exemplis is a fast growing consumer products and durable goods manufacturer operating seven innovative brands (i.e., Timbuk2, X-Chair).  We are launching the search for our 2023 Internship Class, so the question is:  Do you have the motivation and enthusiasm to contribute your skills in this fast-paced (but FUN) environment?  Our 12-week internship includes work on real business challenges, an investment in your development, and an opportunity to meet some amazing people.

Exemplis is currently seeking ME majors who will revel in disrupting the world of manufacturing, by helping to facilitate tool-less assembly strategies and empower award winning aesthetic designs. This your chance to work as part of a world-class team to develop your engineering chops, with ample opportunities to exploit the latest CAD, Simulation and Rapid Prototyping technologies. Your time will be split between ideation, detailed CAD design work, with plenty of  hands-on proto-typing and destructive testing. If you’ve ever pried apart an Iphone, relished the precision molding of Lego blocks or enjoyed the satisfying clicks of a Fidget Cube, then this is a great opportunity for you…come ‘tear it  down’ and ‘3D print’ with us!

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Identify & tear-down interesting competitor products, sporting goods, electronic and automotive devices to test and benchmark best-in class snap-fit designs
  • Review and digest material datasheets and molding design guides
  • Use Solidworks to design beautifully intricate and deceptively simple snap mechanisms & validate using simulation tools
  • 3D print & prototype designs, test functionality and validate reliability in the test lab
  • Summarise and report conclusions and make recommendations

Qualifications, Skills and Education

  • Currently enrolled in a Engineering degree program
  • Experience with 3D CAD, Solidworks preferred
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a quickly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of material properties, especially polymers

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change. 
In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our salary formula is a national benchmark that adjusts to your cost of living, job duties, years of experience, skill set, and education. 
  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a bonus.
  • Work Remotely: Live and work wherever you like! We support employee needs and offer flexibility to work remotely to be able to attract talent from almost anywhere!
  • -or-
  • Hybrid Work Schedule: We support employee needs and their work/life balance so we offer the flexibility to work remotely while being onsite as needed for “collaboration days.” 
  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date. 
  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred. 
  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!
  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
  • Computer: All of the IT equipment you will need for your home or onsite workspace will be provided. For remote workers, a $11 biweekly stipend will be provided for internet.
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement: We provide a company cell phone or a $18 biweekly stipend (for eligible positions only). 
  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.
  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate! 
  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family. 

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, we’re the #1 manufacturer of task chairs in the U.S. and continue to lead, innovate and disrupt across an array of industries.

We are proud to be a part of Exemplis and its growing family of brands, which includes Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, HealthyBack, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.

Exemplis has headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of remote work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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