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Haakon Industries


Haakon Industries is a manufacturing company whose mission is to breathe life into an advanced and responsible future. We accomplish our goal by making engineered-to-order products of exceptional quality, solving challenges with technical and sustainable solutions, and maintaining healthy working relationships.

Haakon Industries is a rapidly expanding, client-focused, manufacturer of high end custom air handling equipment. We have developed a reputation for quality and reliability that has many of North America's largest companies asking for our products by name. Our equipment is usedin hospitals, pharmaceutical laboratories, microchip manufacturers, universities, automotive manufacturing plants, and countless other institutional, industries, and commercial facilities. We strive for excellence by continuing to invest in our facilities, our product, and our people.

Haakon Industries in headquartered in Richmond, BC Canada and currently has 3 manufacturing facilities; one in Kingston, ON, Canada and one in Cheney, WA, USA and our newest facility in Candler, NC, USA just outside of Asheville which opened in September of 2021.

We are looking for production engineering interns for the summer of 2024 to be a part of the team with the purpose of gaining exposure and hands on experience in manufacturing, engineering, and contributing other areas of the company. This will be a full-time position during the summer with the opportunity for continued full-time employment consideration after graduation.

The ideal candidate possesses strong mechanical and manufacturing aptitude and problem solving skills, along with well developed interpersonal skills, both written and verbal. Working as a Production Engineering Intern it is important that you are capable of effectively managing changing priorities, are self-motivated and thrive in an extremely fast paced environment. You must understand lean manufacturing principals, have a high level of mechanical aptitude, be a strong proponent of continuous change and enjoy spending time on the production floor. The chosen candidate will be tasked with implementing a very well defined project(s) working with the current production engineering staff, supervisors, purchasing, EHS, and interacting with team members on the floor. This is a very "hands on" engineering exposure position.

Minimum Technical Qualifications:

- Currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Engineering, prefer Manufacturing or Mechanical.

- Strong communication and mechanical reasoning skills.

Preferred Experience Qualifications:

- Prefer previous internship experience, but not required.

- Prefer previous experience in a manufacturing environment, but not required.

Required Behavioral Competencies:

-Communication - has the ability to work effectively with cross-functional work groups including engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and EHS. Excellent listening skills.

-Creativity - generate original ideas, embraces new ways of thinking, explore options, and develop innovative solutions.

-Energy - have the stamina and endurance to thrive in a fast pace environment.

-Initiative - proactive and takes action without being prompted.

-Learning agility - continuously seeks new knowledge, creates and fosters a culture of interest, curiosity and learning. Flexible to change, and learns from failure. Know your personal strengths and limitations and works toward improving weaknesses, seeking to improve themselves and the interest of Haakon Industries.

-Organization & Planning - manage time wisely and effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks.

-Problem Solving & Decision Making - identifies and solves problems, develops innovative solutions, acts decisively, and shows good judgment with a sense of urgency.

-Team Player - positively responds to feedback from others and contributes to the collaboration efforts that support the goals of the plant and Haakon Industries while embracing the Haakon culture and core values.

Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Developing and designing concepts geared toward production improvements that are defined within the project scope

-Working with production engineers to develop solutions within the defined project scope

-Becoming familiar with production processes that are related to the defined project scope (may include welding, process optimization and product flow, assembly tools, inventory management and/or organization, assembly sequencing, tool optimization, testing preparation and packaging methods)

-Reporting out at the end of the internship on your project successes/failures, what you learned, and your overall experience

If you are interested in joining an entrepreneurial company who respects their employees and encourages independence and success, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your application here or forward your resume and cover letter to

Haakon is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.44

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