Intern, Mechatronics Engineer

AR, FORT SMITH

What You'll Do

ArcBest is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions for complex supply chain challenges. ArcBest Technologies is an ArcBest company that develops and supports applications to provide innovative technology solutions for business challenges.

Wanting to join the ArcBest family? In our search for top talent, we are looking for those that will further enable us to deliver on our vision and fully support our values-driven culture.

Currently, we are looking for a Intern, Mechatronics Engineer to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Intern, Mechatronics Engineer is a pioneer in a job of the future by developing rapid and safe deployment of industrial vehicles from a hardware and safety perspective. This position strives to solve business problems using innovation modeling, mathematical modeling, engineering principals, Automation/Robotics, Lean Six Sigma, computer programming, business knowledge, or other advanced analytical skills. This position conducts research and development of new technologies for both robotics and software technologies. This position is involved in the research, development and prototyping of autonomous systems encompassing areas such as computer vision, object recognition, path planning and following, and electro-mechanical systems and devices.

Your contribution may include:

  • Manage a research project during the internship that focuses on key Research and Development problems.
  • Assist in the setup and maintain design of Software Modules and overall Architecture.
  • Perform ad-hoc requests to review, develop, and/or analyze operational or department specific processes.
  • Design, develop, and enhance electro-mechanical systems and mechatronic devices.
  • Create Automated Systems and collaborate with the Software Team to control them.
  • Program vehicle controllers using various tools and utilities.
  • Use CAD software like SolidWorks to model electro-mechanical hardware.
  • Create and troubleshoot electrical schematics.
  • Monitor failure modes from the field deployments and work on quality improvements through the product lifecycle.
  • Conduct research, document findings, and present reports at meetings.
  • Identify areas of weakness in the production line or finished products and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Understand problems or client briefs and develop solutions that satisfy them.
  • Select the required tools and materials for the manufacturing process.
  • Attend workshops, training sessions, and conferences to network with others and stay on top of field advancements.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment.
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As the Intern, Mechatronics Engineer, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Tech Research and Development team in Fort Smith, AR. This is a temporary part time internship position that will average fewer than 30 hours per week. Typical hours will fall between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or other related field. Superior academic and leadership achievements, preferred.

Experience: Prior experience in mechanical and electrical engineering, preferred. 

Computer Skills: Experience in leading 3D modeling systems preferred. Controller programming, required. Strong systems analysis and design skills.

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact arcbhr@arcb.com or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.

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