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Engineering Intern - Wilson Road

Job Title
Engineering Intern - Wilson Road
Job ID
Chattanooga,  TN 37410
Other Location
JOB TITLE:          Engineering Intern

REPORTS TO:    Director of Engineering

DEPARTMENT:   Engineering

Astec is a global, environmentally focused infrastructure and manufacturing company of asphalt road building and aggregate processing. Our mission is to design and build the most innovative products for the industries we serve. Leveraging innovative solutions and technologies, we serve customers all over the world.

Responsible for designing, creating, and continuously improving manufacturing processes with the operations group. This role will also support the manufacturing operation with technical expertise and guidance regarding technology, processes, equipment, and continuous improvement.

Key Activities & Responsibilities
  • Develop, evaluate, and recommend improvements in manufacturing methods via new processes and modifications, minimization of costs, and effective application of production capabilities.
  • Implement process improvements through time studies, process mapping, value-stream mapping, spaghetti diagram, and workload balancing with cross-functional team collaboration.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, material routing and handling methods, manufacturing processes and methods, machine and tool design applications, workflow, and new technology and layout designs of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Support planning of facility production with quantitative tools such as load tables or other analysis tools to determine equipment loads, line balance, man/machine requirements, and areas of improvement.
  • Estimate production times, capacity requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions and meet completion dates and technical specifications.
  • Develop proposals, evaluate new development programs, and recommend changes in parts specifications, manufacturing processes, and production methods and/or objectives to improve quality, productivity, manufacturability, and safety as required.
  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.
  • Oversee transition of new product introductions from engineering to manufacturing including capacity analysis, process robustness, and process validations.
  • Develop and maintain the manufacturing process work instructions and assembly tooling initiated by product design or method improvement changes.
  • Specify new equipment and design required fixtures, jigs, and tooling needed to meet production and quality requirements.
  • Research, organize, analyze, and maintain records of technical information from a variety of sources.
NOTE: This position is responsible for certain internal control responsibilities. These internal control responsibilities are verbally communicated to the incumbent and periodic feedback is provided as it relates to the performance of these internal control responsibilities.

Supervisor and Leadership Expectations:  None

Employees that become part of Astec embody the values below throughout their work:
  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business
  • Respect for all individuals
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation
  • Safety, quality, and productivity as means to ensure success


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of injury in an office environment and occasionally a manufacturing shop plant environment. Duties include a typical office setting, including extensive computer work, sitting, or standing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manufacturing Environment
The shop manufacturing environment includes exposure to moving mechanical parts, machinery, tools and equipment, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, motorized vehicles, welding and machining operations, outside weather conditions, and exposure to the risk of electric shock. The employee may occasionally be exposed to varying levels of dirt, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, and very warm and chilly temperatures. The noise level in the shop can be very loud at times, consistent with an industrial assembly facility and may require hearing protection. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Astec does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, citizenship status, a person’s veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or executive order.

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