Engineering Intern (Horst Engineering, East Hartford, CT)

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Propel your career forward with a unique opportunity to engineer aircraft engine components at a dynamic aerospace manufacturer. The Horst Engineering Family of Companies is a 72-year-old privately held business that has continuously modernized. Growth opportunities in aerospace manufacturing have never been better. We manufacture parts for some of the strongest and most innovative OEM customers in the industry. Join a modern company that makes the critical hardware that helps keep planes, helicopters, and rockets in the air. We help people fly safely.

Why join our team?

  • Develop and improve manufacturing processes.
  • Work with the latest CAD/CAM software technology
  • Work directly with CNC machines
  • Get hands on experience and exposure to a variety of processes and functions in a small business environment
  • Benefit from the security of an established 3rd generation family business
  • Engage with leadership that vigorously supports innovation
  • Work with a team that lives the motto: Work hard, play hard

You will rely on your prior experience and skills to support our Engineering function. This position is part of the Horst Engineering Team (East Hartford, CT, USA).

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Develop sequence of operations and work instructions for manufacturing processes (i.e. turning, Swiss screw machining, milling, grinding, thread rolling, assembly, and secondary operations).
  • Create Bill of Materials (BOM) and Methods of Manufacture (MOM) work travelers and job routings.
  • Utilize knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, materials and CNC machining processes to develop operation sheets using CAD.
  • Recommend process procedures and modifications to improve production efficiencies, manufacturing techniques and production yields for new and repeat parts.
  • Research supplier costs for raw material and special process (heat treatment, coatings, testing, etc.), using customer approved suppliers.
  • Develop manufacturing processes that are applicable to best manufacturing practices and developing those techniques.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs, evaluating time standards, and make recommendations for process improvements.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Cost estimating for new products and services.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process issues.
  • Job cost analysis.
  • Need to keep abreast of the latest manufacturing techniques.
  • Assist other functions as needed.


  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Degree or Mechanical Engineering with at least one applicable internship/co-op experience OR A.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and two years minimum experience OR five years of experience as a Process Engineer
  • Strong organizational, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Blueprint and GD&T knowledge is required
  • Proficient CAD skills (e.g. Solidworks)
  • Proficient PC skills including Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with ERP (e.g Epicor) manufacturing software is a plus.
  • Must have a basic understanding of basic machining practices such as turning and milling.
  • Manufacturing experience in a precision machining environment is a plus.


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