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Plant Engineering & Maintenance Intern


DAP is looking to hire Plant Engineering and Maintenance Intern for Summer 2024.

Job Responsibilities

• Follows all plant safety policies and procedures
• Actively participates in continuous improvement projects (OEE, OBE, ZBY)
• Assists with capital projects in all phases (concept, funding request, procurement, installation, and start-up)
• Performs data analysis to determine performance of equipment and identify opportunities for improvement.

• Supports the plant's predictive/preventative maintenance program
• Maintains schedules and issues progress reports


• Assist with capital projects - Activities and timing TBD, depending upon project schedules
• Conduct RCFAs - collect historical information and support Engineers to conduct RCFAs, risk assessment and recommend mitigations and resolutions
Continuous improvement projects

o Participates in active projects.

Tasks TBD depending on the project.

o Perform time studies on packaging lines to determine bottlenecks
o Analyze data from SCADA system and eMaint to determine improvement opportunities for OEE

• Preventative / Predictive Maintenance
o Utilize ultrasonic and infrared test equipment to analyze equipment performance vs.

baseline measurements
o Collect data to compile mean time between failure (MTBF) intervals where applicable


Major: Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.
• Completed sophomore year at a minimum.

• Required knowledge of Microsoft Project, MS Office.

AutoCAD experience a plus.

• Statistical Analysis experience would be beneficial.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to interact successfully with others.

• Willingness to work with multiple engineering and engineering-related disciplines.

• Must have solid time management skills, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and most importantly, a strong desire to learn.

About DAP

DAP is a market leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of home repair and construction products including caulks, sealants, spray foam insulation, adhesives, and patch and repair products.

DAP is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services.

You will find DAP products in the hands of professional painters, remodelers, builders, and do-it-yourselfers, and in 60,000 retail outlets, ranging from home centers and mass merchandisers to your local hardware, pro contractor channels and paint stores.

DAP's eight manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States of America and Canada service North America and the world.

At DAP, we hire the best people and give them a collaborative and rewarding work environment that empowers them to succeed! We support associates in continuous professional growth and collaborate on the steps it takes to get to the next level in their careers.

Our associates enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k) with company match, pension, paid parental leave, competitive health insurance rates, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, free wellness programs and more! Learn more about DAP's history, culture and benefits at

DAP - On the job since 1865.
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