Metallurgical / Mechanical Engineering Intern (Spring of 2019)

ConMet - Vancouver, WA
$18 - $21 an hour
$18 - $21 an hour
Contract, Internship

Company Overview

Consolidated Metco ( is a leading global manufacturer of components for the commercial vehicle industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture proprietary wheel ends, interior plastic components and aluminum castings for the heavy truck market. We are a subsidiary of Amsted Industries (, one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers and one of American's largest 100% employee-owned companies.

Internship Details

The ConMet team has an excellent internship opportunity for a Metallurgical / Mechanical Internstarting in late February or early March of 2019. This unique internship at ConMet will be based at our corporate HQ in Vancouver, Washington. For more info, visit our local careers page:

Key duties in this internship include:

  • Supporting plants with new materials/processes qualification and specification testing.
  • Preparing samples for metallurgical evaluation, conducting metallurgical and mechanical testing to determine properties of materials in case needed
  • Summarizing test results in report form and presenting investigation results
  • Collection, organization and analysis of data to develop improvement activity

Possible projects include:

  • Literature searches
  • Investigating failed components
  • Witnessing testing
  • Metallographic preparation and interpretation
  • Mechanical testing
  • Analyzing data and problem solving utilizing a scientific approach
  • Writing technical, summaries and presenting results

Required Qualifications

  • At least 2 years completed in a University undergraduate Materials Science, Metallurgical and/or Mechanical Engineering degree program –OR– Currently enrolled in a similar Graduate level program. *Please note we may also consider local candidates who have already graduated and are seeking a "post-grad internship".
  • Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0
  • Completion of Introduction to Materials (or
    equivalent) class by February of 2019 required; Preferred coursework includes: Nonferrous Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Failure Analysis, Material Science or Metallurgy lab courses, and/or Manufacturing related coursework (Please note all engineering coursework taken on your resume or cover letter.)
  • Students must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) and good interpersonal skills
  • Experience in a manufacturing, metals and/or metals processing environment is a plus

Sponsorship: There is no visa sponsorship of any kind (including OPT or H1B) available for this position — all applicants must have permanent legal ability to work in the US.

Compensation & Hours: This is a paid internshipwith the hourly rate based on variables including your Senior/Junior status and previous engineering internships. This is intended to be a full-time internship with 40 hours per week expected, however, highly qualified local candidates may be considered for a part-time internship.

Location: Please note that we are only considering Portland area candidates for this opportunity as there is no relocation assistance or housing allowance available for this internship and all interviews will be held in-person here at our HQ in early February 2019.

Internship timing: This internship is expected to begin in late February or early March of 2019 and is expected to last for 4 to 6 months.

ConMet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Types: Internship, Contract

Salary: $18.00 to $21.00 /hour


  • manufacturing, metals and/or metals processing environment: 1 year (Preferred)
  • metallurgical or mechanical degree program: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)
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