2013 Electrical Engineering Internships
With the commercialization of electric telegraph and electric power supply in the late 19th century, the need for designing, manufacturing, and maintaining electricity lines, devices, and appliances created opportunities for specialization in this field. Electrical engineering, a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, electromagnetism (compatibility and interference) have since become a full-fledged discipline. It now covers a range of subtopics like telecommunications, power, electronics, signal processing, and control systems. Electrical engineering internships can offer exposure to real-world applications and cutting-edge technological developments. An internship that is grounded in practical, hands-on experience can make all the difference to your job prospects in the future.
Electrical/Controls Engineer Intern
Electrical/Controls Engineer Intern
Plastipak Packaging is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality.
Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft
Foods and Pepsi just to name a few. We support manufacturing operations throughout the United States, South America and
Europe. At Plastipak we believe that to be truly successful a company must be concerned with more than profit and loss
statements, it must be guided by solid values and principles. Plastipak is an organization of opportunities, for more than three
decades this privately owned company has developed a culture where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Plastipak is
fully invested in our associates providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and
motivation for career development. We pride ourselves on an environment where our associates have the freedom and
encouragement to reach beyond the ordinary, where the possibilities are unlimited. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
The intern will assist with existing projects that are scheduled in 2013 such as PLC programming conversions, using
AutoCad, use of RS Logix, and machine safety upgrades.
Electrical and automation troubleshooting: diagnosing problems by applying various troubleshooting techniques with the use
of computers, PLC#s, voltage meters, current meters, oscilloscopes and electrical formulas.
Documentation: Trace wiring and draw electrical schematics in AutoCad 2005. Document PLC programs using RS Logix 5,
500 and 5000 software.
PLC program conversions: Convert PLC-2 and SLC-100 programs to RS Logix 500 software. Rewire and upgrade
Machine safety upgrades: Help with upgrading some of our older equipment to be compliant with new safety standards.
Panel building, equipment relocation, system design and any other assigned duties.
Lock out tag out procedure: Learn the basics of lock out tag out and display the ability to do so correctly.
Electrical safety class: Learn the dangers of electricity and how to properly detect and shut off electrical power.
Basic electrical panel maintenance: Perform basic panel maintenance, which includes screw tightening, component
replacement, visual inspection, data collection, panel cleaning, panel wiring, wire tracing, panel documenting and various
Electrical/Controls Engineer student
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Abilities and Skills:
Verbal and written communication ability.
Able to multitask in a faced-paced environment.
Strong Decision making skills with limited information.
Leadership skills and Team Building.
Strong Customer Focus.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Independent thinker and effective troubleshooter.
Proactive and a Self Starter.
High level of personnel integrity.
Intern / Co-op
Westland, MI Greater Detroit