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Mechanical Engineer Intern

Job Location Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Sleep Number we are improving lives every day by helping people sleep better every night.  Learn more about a company that’s championing a health and wellness revolution with quality sleep at its core.  Join our Mechanical Engineering Team for a 10-week internship experience working alongside experienced engineers and designers to define and solve problems, generate and explore new concepts, experiment, and document results and recommendations. You will have an opportunity to put your design and problem-solving skills into practice in support of our vision of becoming the world’s most beloved brand by delivering an unparalleled sleep experience.

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for supporting mechanical design engineering functions on new product development projects, with exposure to all stages of development from concept to commercialization.

  • Active participation in providing mechanical design engineering functions including drafting/modeling, design, testing, and analysis.
  • Work alongside peers to drive innovative design solutions.
  • Participate in product development activities and take direction from a senior level engineer or mechanical engineering manager.
  • Work alongside senior level engineers and other cross-functional team members to develop test methodologies to ensure that new product designs are verified and validated before product launch.
  • Timely, thorough, and accurate completion of engineering projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and/or within a team environment.
  • Conscientious, team player who drives for results
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to design and execute validation & verification tests.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Ability to conduct competitive evaluation and performance benchmarking of products, with input from engineers and technicians.
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Solidworks or comparable 3D CAD design software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) suite of software’s.
  • Understand and apply principles, concepts, theories, technologies and standards of the Mechanical Engineering Field towards new product development.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, and practical application of strong mechanical design theory and analytical skills.

Experience, Education & Certifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university majoring in mechanical engineering
  • Requirement of 3.0 or higher GPA           
  • Two years of completed coursework by May 2020 

Additional Program Details:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Full intern summer events program highlighting our field, stores, and corporate experiences.
  • Campus Ambassador opportunities


EEO Statement:

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R2737
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