R&D Mechanical Engineering Internship -Summer 2024

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of brazing, soldering, heating, cutting and welding equipment, as well as brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.

Req. ID: 23635 


This Engineering Intern role is ideal for someone enthusiastic and looking to pursue a career in Product Design and Product Sustaining Engineering. Engineering Interns will be involved in a wide variety of applications and product design work.


The Harris Products Group Engineering Co-op and Internship Programs provide meaningful experiences that will enhance your education. Co-ops and Interns will be based at Gainesville, Georgia. This position will challenge your mechanical engineering skills and provide an opportunity to learn while you earn.  The Engineering Co-op and Internship Program is designed to give candidates the chance to gain practical experience that will prepare you for a future at Harris Products Group. The projects you will work on are real. As a member of the program, you will be exposed to a broad range of engineering concepts in manufacturing such as:

  • Research & Development
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Value/Cost Engineering
  • Design for Manufacturability



  • Collaborate with R&D Engineers to support new product development.
  • Review product design for better processes in a world-class manufacturing environment.
  • Develop manufacturing processes to create new products.
  • Analyze and improve the quality and production of global products.
  • Work in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with a team of engineers on capital projects & production support.
  • Work with R&D to improve design of products for manufacturing.
  • Select, Specify, and implement equipment for improving products.


  • Pursing a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ability to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent basis.
  • Desire to work in a manufacturing environment.


Path to Opportunity: Harris Products Group is an engineering-driven company that relies on operational efficiency to stay competitive in the markets we serve. Your experience in the Engineering Co-op and Internship Programs set you on a path to be a major contributor to the future of this company. Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to interview for a full-time position for our Engineering and Operations Development Program.


At the conclusion of the term, Co-ops and Interns take the spotlight to present on their project work in front of peers, supervisors, and company leadership — even the President!



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Engineering 
Section:  J.W. Harris Co, Inc. (US20) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

Job Segment: Welding, Manufacturing