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Intern - Controls Engineer

Date: Feb 13, 2020

Job Title: Controls Engineer Intern


FLSA Status: Non-exempt / Hourly


Department: Programming


Reports to: Systems Controls Manager


Shift: First shift, Full-time (Weekends as needed)


Lincoln Electric Automation – Bettendorf (formerly known as Vizient Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.) is a robotic integrator specializing in custom-engineered tooling and automated arc-welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. All of the products are engineered and manufactured in-house for complete control over product quality and project timelines. Our diverse customer group provide interesting and challenging work for our employees and ensures profitable growth for our company.


The Bettendorf location is a division of Lincoln Electric Automation™ in the General Industries group.



  • Observe writing and debugging of safe control programs, which meet end user requirements and company expectations;
  • Work collaboratively with Robotic Programmers and HMI Programmers to ensure full functionality of the system;
  • Assist with control programming of equipment and tooling is complete, safe, and functional;
  • Observe internal runoffs, safety inspections, and other quality control procedures;
  • Debugging of electrical and mechanical systems as needed for operation of all machines; and
  • Effective communication with robotic programmers regarding necessary requirements to ensure a project runs smoothly;

Experience / Skills:

  • Candidates must be in their junior or senior year of a 4-year undergraduate program (i.e., industrial engineering) from an accredited 4-year academic institution;
  • Maintain a G.P.A. of “B” (i.e., 3.0) or higher (selected candidates may be requested to provide transcripts upon offer of internship);
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical prints;
  • Ability to use common hand tools; and
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are required

Nonessential Skills and Experience:

  • Safety (OSHA, SDS), ANSI (RIA) standards. 


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S):

  • Understand the Company’s EH&S policy and how it relates to this job;
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as company rules and policies that pertain to this job;
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EH&S procedures;
  • Immediately notify the supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly or if there are any questions regarding EH&S procedures; and
  • Attend required EH&S training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is typically required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; squat; climb; see; talk and hear. Be able to climb ladders; lift hand tools approx. 1-15 lbs. in weight to complete machine assembly, parts up to 50 lbs. Repetition with activity. 
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate; temperature in the assembly area may fluctuate with the seasons, as the production area is not air-conditioned.


Lincoln Electric Automation™, Vizient Manufacturing Solutions, Inc., and Lincoln Electric Company are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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