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Design Engineer Intern and College Grad

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Garden Grove

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  • You need to be a quick learner, proactive problem solver, team player, and have strong communication skills to excel as a Design Engineer Intern and College Grad at our company.
  • You will assist senior engineers in design tasks, perform calculations and drawings for HVAC systems, coordinate project design with stakeholders, check drafting work, and ensure project compliance with codes and criteria.

Off-cycle Internship

Construction & Surveying, EngineeringGarden Grove


  • Our internship program is designed to introduce candidates to a career in the field of Design Engineering for the Design/Build construction industry. Primary responsibility is to assist the preconstruction design team in all aspects of our work.


  • A strong work ethic
  • Initiative and drive to get the job done
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to be resourceful and resilient
  • Able to solve problems with limited support
  • Quick learner, seeks answers on their own
  • Positive attitude during adverse/non-ideal situations
  • Exercises Accountability in stressful situations (avoids placing blame)
  • Goal Oriented
  • Collaborative spirit and a Good Teammate – has a “We Me” attitude
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Competent general business writing and public speaking
  • About You:
  • You’re pursuing a degree that aligns with Southland needs:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; or in a related field. Completion of classes in Thermodynamics and HVAC Design is highly desirable.
  • What you’ll gain from our Student Programs at Southland Industries:
  • You’ll increase your knowledge of HVAC design to include types of equipment utilized in the industry as well as general understanding of system operations (i.e. variable air, constant volume, refrigeration cycle.)
  • You’ll have the ability to communicate with all levels of management, including project management and field trades.
  • You’ll learn to read mechanical and plumbing plans.
  • You’ll be able to strengthen your general business writing skills and gain additional experience with CADD and other products.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Construction & Surveying


  • Assist Senior Engineers in design tasks as required.
  • Perform basic deliverables and products such as calculations, drawings, and specifications related to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems under supervision of Senior Engineers.
  • Perform basic calculations for a project, such as heating/cooling loads, equipment selection, and sizing, pipe and duct sizing, friction loss calculations, etc.
  • Assist in coordinating all aspects of the project design with project management, architects, and other trades through the completion phase of a project.
  • Perform and check CADD drafting work.
  • Review applicable codes and criteria and examine field conditions as required to support design of project.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Garden Grove


  • Hands-on classroom and on-the-job experience in your specific role
  • Opportunity to work side by side with company leaders
  • Socially distant group activities and team events
  • Paid housing (some locations)
  • Paid internship/Co-op
  • Potential full-time employment opportunities

As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees, that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses