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IDEX Engineering Intern in Benton Harbor, Michigan

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

A Unit of IDEX Corporation

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our team.

SCOPE OF THE ROLE: Learn various aspects of the Engineering function by working with the Engineering team and Manufacturing team on core product lines at Gast. Provide day-to-day support of existing team members as well as take ownership of specific projects designed to achieve product development, quality improvements, and Manufacturing improvements. Collaborate with other functions of the organization including Procurement, Operations, Finance, Regulatory and Sales to achieve objectives.


Provide project support for the Engineering team

o Work on Derivative and New Product designs programs

o Provide CIP (cost, information, prototype) support for derivative opportunities

o Perform FEA and CFD analysis

o Participate in project conference calls with sales team and customers

o Write lab tests to validate product changes or measure performance/reliability.

o Assemble prototype/derivative products and ship samples to customers.

o Provide Support to Product Manufacturing Team

o Participate in CI/Rapid Improvement Events, and LEAN mfg events

o Assist in new layouts for production line

o Complete efficiency studies on the production floor

o Investigate/determine root cause of field failure/warranty returns.

o Correct production quality/assembly problems.

o Determine proper disposition of product in receiving/first article inspection

o Provide support to Regulatory Engineering team

o Review existing regulatory documentation for adherence to latest standards

o Supply recommended changes to documentation based on latest standards

o Review existing Gast regulatory critical components list and compare to physical product build

o Recommend changes/additions to critical components list for existing product


· Strong drive for results, able to manage multiple tasks and priorities at the same time, excellent verbal and written communication skills, quickly able to learn new concepts, natural curiosity and willingness to ask questions, proficient in basic Microsoft Office applications, able to travel domestically for 1-2 days at a time.


  • Freshman year complete by start of internship, majoring or minoring in Mechanical Engineering. Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Gast

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies