Mechanical Engineering R&D Intern - Summer 2020

  • Apex Tool Group
  • Apex, NC, USA
  • Sep 12, 2019
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Apex Tool Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Mechanical Engineering R&D Intern - Summer 2020


We have the tools to help you build your career… as a summer intern at Apex Tool Group, you will be given the opportunity to grow professionally, enrich your skills, and make valuable connections that will prepare you for a successful future! 


Interns are assigned to an organization department based on background, skill set and interests. The assignments are project oriented, meaningful to the department, and allow for the opportunity to take responsibility for a major task. Interns experience a sense of personal accomplishment and contribution while experiencing the corporate business culture through work assignments and structured activities. Each intern assignment consists of challenging projects with specific goals, providing opportunities for personal growth and development. 


  • Competitive compensation and housing assistance
  • Assigned a manager and mentor to guide you through your experience
  • Robust networking and event calendar allowing opportunities to meet current professionals in your field of study
  • Full-time, 10 week program running from May to early August 


The Mechanical Engineering R&D Intern will gain practical experience in engineering by applying concepts learned at the university. During this internship, the Mechanical Engineering R&D Intern will gain a deeper understanding in both new and existing product development by getting involved in the state gate process and engaging in VA/VE activities. Potential project areas may be in design, testing, prototyping, modeling, tooling, machining, and process improvements.


  • Incoming Junior or Senior undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Microsoft Office is life – you are a proven, proficient user of MS Office (specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

  • Experience with CAD (Creo a plus) 2D and 3D skills preferred

  • Think fast! You like juggling multiple projects efficiently, and you enjoy the flexibility of changing priorities

  • You produce quality work – you comb over details and stay organized

  • Whether it’s over IM or in person, you communicate effectively and professionally

  • You treat all tasks and projects assigned to you with an entrepreneurial spirit – you fully own your work and have pride in what you do

  • Previous internship or work experience preferred

At Apex Tool Group (, we’re passionate about innovation. We use our experience and global insights to create innovative products that excite our customers, and solve their problems. We harness that same innovative spirit to inspire our associates and help them grow in their careers.

We’re a $1.4B manufacturer of hand and power tools, tool storage and accessories, chain, and electronic soldering solutions. Our 7,500 associates around the globe have built powerhouse brands like GEARWRENCH®, SATA®, Crescent®, Cleco®, Weller® and APEX®, trusted to get the job done right. With an entrepreneurial heritage that began in the 1800’s, today our tools drive efficiency, speed and safety in cutting-edge automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, industrial and consumer markets.

As part of the ATG team, you will innovate, move fast, think globally, learn from your colleagues and grow your career. You’ll have opportunities to give back in our communities, and enjoy competitive benefits as well as a healthy work/life balance.

Our five core values - Customers Come First, Integrity in All We Do, Continuous Improvement, Innovation for Growth and Best Talent, One Team - drive how we operate, every day.

Learn more about our brands, our associates, and how we support our communities – follow us on Facebook/apextoolgroup, Twitter/apextoolgroup and Instagram/ATGCares

If your goal is to work where finding a better way never ends and your ideas become reality, ATG is the team for you!

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School