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Intern Machinist

Country/Region:  US

North Mankato, MN, US, 56003

 Req ID 70806 | North Mankato, United States ZF Off-Highway Solutions Minnesota Inc.

About the Team: 


The ZF Off-Highway Solutions Minnesota Inc. team designs and manufactures hydraulic and electrohydraulic components, controls, and brake systems for off-highway machines.  The Model Shop / Tool Room (MSTR) team manufactures prototypes, fixtures, and provides support for all areas of manufacturing.  Prototypes and fixtures range from simple to complex.  The machinists manufacture parts from raw material making all decisions in the process to get to a final product.  They also decide how to fixture their parts, program them using CAM, and make decisions on order of operations to get a precise final product.   


What you can look forward to as a MSTR Intern Machinist: 


  • Program vertical machining centers and lathes using Mastercam and Pro Engineer Creo 

  • Set-up and operate manual and CNC mills and lathes to produce precision parts and fixtures 

  • Inspect parts produced using hand tools, gauges, CMMs, and Faro arm with laser scanner 

  • 3D printing of prototypes and fixtures 

  • Collaborate with engineers to improve designs for manufactural ability 


Your Profile as a MSTR Intern Machinist: 


  • Enrollment in a two-year or four-year technical program is required. 

  • The ideal candidate should be technically oriented and capable of understanding the fundamentals of mechanical, as well as measurements and inspections  

  • The individual should be self-motivated, capable of working on projects individually, meeting deadlines, and have good problem-solving skills.  They should be capable of coordinating a project and seeing it through to completion. 

  • Basic knowledge of CNC programming, CAD/CAM and operation on three axis machining centers and lathes is desired. 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Why you should choose ZF in North Mankato: 


  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement as part of the global ZF company 

  • Work with experienced machinists and engineers to strengthen knowledge and further develop skills learned in school 

  • Flexible schedule – Working hours onsite Monday through Friday, preferred during business hours of 8 am to 5 pm 

  • Sick time 

  • 401k match 


Be part of our ZF team as Intern Machinist and apply now!



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At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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Nearest Major Market: Mankato

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