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Mechanical Design Engineer Intern and College Grad

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Southland Industries


26d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship

Construction & Surveying, Engineering•Tempe


  • Our internship program is designed to introduce candidates to a career in the field of Design Engineering for the Design/Build HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection industry. Primary responsibility is to assist the 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





  • 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