Engineering Intern
Brown Deer, WI 
Posted 17 days ago
Job/Internship Description

TAPCO   Family owned, Wisconsin based!


Engineering Interns (Electrical and Mechanical – Multiple, New Positions!) 


At TAPCO, our mission is to enhance transportation and personal safety in our communities through innovative solutions and products.  We are driven to save lives! Are you looking for a career where you can earn a great wage based on experience and performance, your contributions are recognized, and you will have growth potential? Then choose TAPCO! 


Nature of Work

The primary function of the Engineering Intern is to participate in the Engineering Department by supporting the development of existing and new products. This person will learn about the new product development and support process, while applying and building their engineering skills. This position is part time (12-16 hrs/wk) during the academic year, and full time (40 hrs/wk) during academic breaks.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties listed below may vary in terms of importance and other duties may be added or eliminated as this position develops.  


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Design tests for a device or system, given a description of its expected behavior
  • Create and Test prototypes, concepts and products
  • Document a system, module, or test procedure
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Research current technologies and analyze key differences
  • Learn about and use TAPCO products, tools, and software

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Math skills - add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  
  • Computer skills – Data entry, Microsoft Office Suite, quick adoption of new software tools
  • Understand and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and analysis skills
  • Able to multitask and prioritize 
  • Able to learn and utilize code standards and design guideline
  • Able to setup, perform and report on tests
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Able to learn and accept feedback 
  • Able to work cooperatively with others 
  • Detail oriented
  • Dependable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Required Experience

  • Must be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university majoring in an Engineering related program
  • Must have completed the freshman year in the major program of study
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 / 4.0 
  • This is an entry-level position, therefore previous experience is not required

Electrical / Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Majors Specifics

  • Setup and run test procedures to verify hardware and software behavior
  • Develop firmware to add functionality or new features to new and current devices
  • Knowledge of basic electrical circuits and schematics
  • Knowledge of C or C++ programming languages
  • Knowledge of electrical test equipment including multimeter, oscilloscope, and adjustable power supply

Mechanical Engineering Major Specifics

  • CAD design and Drawing Creation using SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Experience using hand tools and power tools
  • Support and maintain our prototyping lab

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sitting for most of the day using a computer.  The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch and stand; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. The employee may lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles while walking through the warehouse.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; however, at times the workload may not require full time or may require overtime Monday through Saturday.  Some flexibility of scheduling may be necessary to accommodate customer’s needs.  


EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

If any assistance is needed with the application process, please contact TAPCO HR at 800-236-4462




Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full or Part Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
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