Mechanical Design Engineer Intern
Portland, OR 
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Posted 10 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Thank you for your interest in interning with McKinstry!

We are proud and excited to offer summer internships for 2022 across several of our different office locations and are currently seeking Mechanical Design Interns to join teams located in Portland.

McKinstry is a national leader in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high-performing buildings. From new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse and energy retrofits, we provide a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build construction process. Every day our teams collaborate to innovate, create, and deliver energy-efficient and cutting-edge solutions across the entire building lifecycle, to improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability for our clients. We're champions for sustainability and together, we can build a thriving planet. For more information, visit our .

Our B.L.U.E. () summer internship program is purposefully designed to be an authentic reflection of what it means to be an integral part of McKinstry. This is achieved through our hands-on, summer-long program structured to build a foundation of industry knowledge while personal and professional growth is facilitated through collaboration, exploration, and mentorship. From weekly "lunch & learn" sessions, to our

McKinstry Lifecycle Experience, we believe in connecting our interns to various aspects of the company so they can truly evaluate potential career paths within the work we do.

What we look for in our Mechanical Design Interns:

  • Must be pursuing or have a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Sophomore student standing or higher required.
  • Availability in Summer 2022 (May/June start until August/September depending on school); part-time availability after Summer preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, well organized, and possess excellent follow-up skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and work independently.
  • Ability or aptitude to read and interpret construction plans, specs, contracts, proposals, estimates, and other regularly encountered items.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio required; working knowledge of SharePoint and MS Project preferred.
  • CAD experience through AutoCAD MEP or Revit preferred.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

What are our Mechanical Design Interns responsible for:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of basic engineering concepts related to heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics.
  • Performing sustainability activities including water efficiency calculations, fixture selection, carbon calculation standards, researching and assembling LEED information.
  • Supporting sustainable construction projects.
  • Performing sizing, layout, and coordination of ductwork and HVAC piping for new and relocated scope.
  • Researching codes for inspection requirements.
  • Selecting and scheduling mechanical equipment.
  • Assisting in building envelope calculations, heating and cooling load calculations, fan static pressure, and pump head calculations.
  • Leveraging building information modeling concepts and practices when using BIM as a design platform.
  • Generating accurate load calculations for various projects.
  • Utilizing both manual and packaged calculations software.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

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The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training.

 

Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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