Research and Development Engineering Intern-Des Plaines

Des Plaines, IL

R&D - Engineering Intern

Riddell is seeking a Research and Development Engineering Intern with a passion for football and product development. As an R&D Intern, you will support Riddell Product Engineers in evaluating and developing world class protective products. We are looking for a detail-oriented, fast learner who is eager to help wherever needed. Position on-site Des Plaines, IL May-August. Local candidates encouraged to apply.

As an R&D Intern, you will…

  • Perform Engineering Sample Evaluations on new and revised products to be sure that they meet print specifications
  • Assemble and prepare helmet samples for lab testing
  • Assist in the creation of rapid prototypes using in-house resources such as 3D printing
  • Assist with various lab tests such as tensile/compression testing
  • Prepare and modify 2D drawings from existing 3D part and assembly models
  • Manipulate and modify existing 3D models with general verbal direction

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in an engineering or science field   
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks, PTC Creo, or equivalent 2D/3D parametric modeling software
  • Familiarity with FDM 3D printing
  • Experience with shop tools such as drill press, band saw, etc.
  • Experience with performing testing using standard lab equipment following established testing protocols
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail