Mechanical Engineering Intern

Product design and development in Chicago
Position Details

The position will be responsible for the following:

Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Intern

Company: Hatch Product Development & Contract Manufacturing

Location: Waukegan, IL

About Us:

Hatch is a product development & contract manufacturing firm offering the full range of services to bring your product from concept to production. Hatch offers product design, development, and contract manufacturing for entrepreneurs and visionary leaders.

Founded in 2021 by aerospace and consumer product industry engineers, the Hatch team wanted to turn the product design and manufacturing industry on its head. We are a multidisciplinary team who have the business acumen, industry network, and combined engineering experience to produce products for a wide variety of highly-regulated industries in accelerated timelines.

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering Intern to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual who is eager to gain hands-on experience in product design, development, and manufacturing processes. Working alongside our experienced engineers, you will contribute to various stages of bringing innovative products to life, from conceptualization to production. This internship will not only provide you with practical engineering experience but also expose you to the business and network aspects of the industry. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design and development of mechanical components and systems using CAD software.
  • Participate in prototype testing and troubleshooting, offering creative solutions to design challenges.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure product specifications meet client needs and industry standards.
  • Contribute to the documentation of project phases, including design specifications, testing procedures, and engineering changes.
  • Engage in continuous learning activities to stay abreast of new industry technologies and practices.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in CAD software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

What Hatch Offers:

  • A hands-on learning experience in a fast-paced, innovative environment.
  • Opportunity to work on real-world projects contributing to the success of the company.
  • Mentorship from industry professionals with extensive experience.
  • Exposure to a variety of highly-regulated industries and the unique challenges they present.
  • A culture that values innovation, integrity, and inclusivity.

Hatch Product Development & Contract Manufacturing is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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