Intern, Hardware Engineer

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 by Rockwell Automation

Milwaukee, WI 53204
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position Summary:
We are looking for energetic engineering students who want to advance their hardware engineering capabilities and be part of a collaborative team that loves innovation.

The position of Hardware Engineering Intern within Rockwell Automation is a high energy, team-oriented and educational hardware engineering position. Students will be exposed to microcontroller-based product designs for industrial automation that can be comprised of high speed digital design, serial communication interfaces and power supplies.
As an intern you are an essential part of the hardware team and work hand in hand with professional hardware engineers. A senior-level mentor will be assigned to support your professional growth as a hardware engineer and to ease the transition into the professional work environment.

If you want to become well versed in proven embedded hardware techniques and become comfortable in a professional software development environment then this is the place for you. You can expect progressively challenging assignments with each term at Rockwell.

Our goal is to prepare students to compete for an entry-level software positions upon graduation.

You will participate in one or more of the following assignments:

  • Assist with testing product prototypes using high speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, DVM's, and other lab equipment
  • Set-up and execute EMC, environmental, QTP testing
  • Log and analyze test results
  • Write simple test diagnostics
  • Develop test routines using Ladder programs
  • Assist with component evaluation and selection
  • Assist with the management of hardware design artifacts using RA's PLM software and change management process;
  • Perform circuit simulation and design
  • Perform schematic creation and printed circuit board design


    Minimum Qualifications:
    Minimum Qualifications:

  • College sophomore level or above; studying electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering or computer engineering at an accredited 4 year college or university.
  • Education with emphasis in practical circuit design and electronics including microcontrollers
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills
  • Comfortable working independently as well as in a team environment
  • Practical lab experience (scopes and meters)

    Requisition Number:

    Business Group:
    Architecture and Software

    Job Category:
    Engineering and Technicians

    Relocation Eligible:

    Position Type:

    No. of Positions:

    Work State/City:
    Milwaukee - Wisconsin

    Company Overview:
    Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley(R) and Rockwell Software(R) product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

    When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

    You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

    As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

    EEO Statement:
    Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

    Download the EEO is the Law poster and the supplement for more information.

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