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ISE Industry Positions

CJB Industries Logo

Valdosta, GA

Ending: 05/01/2023

Process Engineer

CJB Industries works to feed the world by blending agricultural chemicals to help farmers maintain productive fields. We are constantly growing and improving. In a company our size, an engineer gets to wear a lot of ‘hats’ and learn many skills while working with a great group of people. This is a dynamic role with opportunities to work directly with operations co-workers, ERP, contractors, vendors, and more.

Job Summary
At CJB Industries, we believe you deserve to be treated like family and have to opportunity to grow your talents through experiences at a smaller company where you play a larger role in making improvements. Our Process Engineer’s primary responsibilities include supporting sales and business development with new customer products for fit within CJB Industries and identifying, initiating, and implementing process improvement projects that result in improved processes in production as well as providing engineering support for all manufacturing products, processes, and systems. Process engineers work to integrate the entire manufacturing process. Our values or “Rites” are an important part of our company and the Process Engineer is expected to be a leader who demonstrates these values as a foundation.


  • Facilitate and provide process engineering expertise for the transition of new products and processes from customer (or R&D) to production.
  • Perform a thorough review of customer’s inquiry and or request
  • Perform process simulations and develop equipment layouts, process flow diagrams (PFD’s), and block flow diagrams (BFD’s) when appropriate
  • Develop innovative ideas and alternatives to be cost competitive with proposals
  • Assist in developing plant control philosophy.
  • Assist in the development of processing plans, methods, design, materials handling, manpower requirements, cost analysis and other areas as appropriate
  • Oversee the cost effective, safe and timely completion of projects meeting expectations.
  • Liaise with contractors, vendors and other stakeholders on a technical level and present reports, publications and presentations in a professional manner.
  • Apply a sound basic knowledge of safety, environmental and energy-related issues during the execution of projects
  • Interface with other internal disciplines to ensure a coordinated design and completion of deliverables
  • Analyze product/process data identifying opportunities for improvement and cost reduction.
  • Plan, develop and implement process changes that yield improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE); production efficiencies, yields and rates.
  • Implement process improvement initiatives that reduce waste and non-value added activities.
  • Contribute significantly to manufacturing improvement team activities utilizing continuous improvement methodologies; Logic Diagrams, Cause and effect, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Provide technical support on any production/product/quality issues as required.
  • Evaluate equipment and process capabilities and make recommendations on equipment design and selection.
  • Provide support for installation and start-up of new processes and equipment.
  • Develop quality work instructions (QWI’s) and provide training of operators on new and improved equipment and processes.
  • Working with Health, Safety, Environmental (HS&E) manager and all employees ensure that all production processes are in compliance with or exceed all applicable Federal, State and local HS&E regulations.
  • Analyze the production requirements of products and assure that cost standards are correct
  • Optimize line performance in output, standards, and equipment reliability
  • Assist in the development of changeover procedures to meet customer and company standards
  • Evaluates Ergonomics of jobs and recommends improvements.
  • Responsible for reviewing investigations of Non-Conformities and Near Misses as well as training associates in determining root causes and implementing corrective actions.
  • Responsible for analyzing the effectiveness of manufacturing and packaging output and recommending, implementing, and measuring improvements.
  • Responsible to ensure good manufacturing practices are adhered to during the production of materials.
  • Responsible for developing and recommending procedures to produce products that meet customer requirements and have an appearance that projects a positive image of CJB Industries.
  • Responsible for communicating concerns regarding quality to the appropriate individual up to and including President and working with the Plant Manager to communicate with customers to resolve issues.
  • Maintain a favorable environment focused on safety, production, quality, team work, housekeeping, maintenance, and documentation according to procedures/specifications/expectations.
  • Other Duties may be assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Language Skills:
  • Ability to create, read, analyze, and interpret Bills of Lading, Purchase Orders, SDSs, Packaging Sheets, Manufacturing sheets, COA, Formulations, Schedules. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, customers, vendors, and visitors.
  • Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to interpret graphs, statistics, charts, production and quality data. Ability to read and interpret scales, pressures, flows, and other process instruments and data.
  • Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function so fit this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to use hands to lift, twist, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lb. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently exposed to hot, cold, and/or damp weather conditions. Conditions may be dusty at times. The noise level in the work environment varies with production activities.
  • Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Highly organized in scheduling, executing responsibilities and prioritizing in a multitask environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot problems and identify and implement solutions.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of safety requirements.
    Basic knowledge of improvement methodologies such as Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Effective team building skills in the coordination of multi-functional teams.
    Self-starter, able to work alone with limited supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible to change and open to constructive feedback.
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and ERP systems and other relational databases.

Education and Experience

  • B.S. degree in engineering discipline.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in industry or related industry is desired. Entry level will be considered.
  • Georgia Work Keys Assessment required and can be given on-site at CJB.

Patterson and Dewar Engineers Logo

Atlanta, GA

Charleston, SC

Ending: 06/30/2023

Distribution Engineering Associate

Our team works with electric utilities to plan system improvements, evaluate alternatives, and model their system using sophisticated tools and resources. We function as extensions of the utilities engineering staff, helping solve real-world problems and walking with them as they implement long term solutions.
Our firm was built by cultivating long-term relationships based on exemplary service and integrity. Candidates should be like-minded in that regard, willing to go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations.

Job Summary
P&D seeks a distribution engineering associate to join our Distribution & Planning Team and serve our cooperative, municipal, and investor-owned electric utility clients. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, team-oriented, and able to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients and colleagues.


  • Electric Distribution System Planning
  • Long range planning and analysis
  • Major system upgrade identification
  • Short term budgetary planning
  • Power supply studies
  • Distribution System Analysis
  • System modeling and analysis
  • Power factor correction and capacitor placement
  • Motor start analysis
  • Load studies
  • Distributed Energy Resource (solar, wind, other renewable) system impact studies
  • Arc hazard assessments
  • System protection and coordination studies
  • Protective device settings development
  • Load forecasting
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to proficiently complete studies and projects
  • Perform calculations, analysis, and evaluations for studies projects
  • Define and establish project scopes
  • Use project management methods and practices to successfully complete projects on time and within budget
  • Maintain current and working knowledge of applicable codes and standards (i.e. RUS, NESC, FEMA, IEEE)
  • Continuously improve technical knowledge and skills in all relevant areas
  • Become proficient with the systems and applications used to complete studies and project assignments
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and project stakeholders
  • Stay informed of client, industry, and company news and developments
  • Learn and remain aware of the services and skills offered by all departments within the company
  • Align company capabilities with the needs of clients and prospect; finding opportunities to offer additional services

Preffered Skills/Abilities

We look for team players who are eager to learn, grow and excel. You should be accountable, self-directed, professional, and open to the possibilities that exist for you at P&D. Our firm was built by cultivating long-term relationships based on exemplary service and integrity. Candidates should be like-minded in that regard, willing to go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations. Candidates should have:

  •  A BS in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university (required)
  • EIT certification within two years of employment
  • Insured vehicle and be legally eligible to drive
  • Proficiency with Microsoft® Office (required), and Office 365 and SharePoint (preferred)
  • Service-oriented attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent technical writing ability
  • Attention to detail, excellent grammar
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills

This position will require occasional travel (up to 25% of the time). May be asked to work extended hours in order to meet project deadlines. Candidates must pass a background check prior to employment.

P&D is an employee-owned company, where all full-time employees have the opportunity to own stock – and most do. We offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and the opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to a vibrant culture that stands the test of time.

Faculty and Staff Positions

Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering logo

Raleigh, NC

Contracts and Grants Manager

The primary purpose and function of the Contracts & Grants Manager position are to administer and manage all contract and grant accounts together with major centers’ receipt accounts and to ensure the correctness and timeliness of all pre-award processes, such as proposals, for the department and major centers, such as the Ergonomics Center, the CAMAL, and Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute. It handles all research administration-related matters, from preparing a proposed budget to successfully closing the account on time, while ensuring proper processes for management, including release time, summer salary, cost sharing, and prior approvals. The position serves as the liaison with increased internal and external constituencies. The position manages all HR functions regarding sponsored research. This position also serves as a backup to other positions when the office is short-staffed or during times of extreme overload and helps with all other duties assigned by the supervisor.

The Contracts and Grants Manager position duties include:

  • Serve as the primary research administration contact for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.
  • Independently manage both the Pre-Award and Post-Award functions for the department. Knowledge of applicable Federal Regulations (2CFR 200-Uniform Guidance), Agency General and Specific Regulations, State of NC Regulations, and NCSU regulations, policies, and procedures is required. Interprets and analyzes guidelines, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to sponsored research. Knowledge of all internal business systems is required (PINS, ePAR, PeopleSoft HR and Financial.
  • Act as the “driver” for the proposal submission process. Contact faculty to determine who will be submitting proposals. Review the requirements from the external sponsor and assist faculty with budget development. Prepare detailed cost proposals as required by Federal Sponsors (DARPA, NIST, NIH, NSF, DOE, NCDOT, NAMII). Assist faculty with submissions for internal solicitations. Work with the Department Head and Business Officer regarding requests for cost sharing. Create the PINS record for faculty. Assist with entering proposals into agency electronic systems. Work closely with the College of Engineering Office of Research Administration during the submission of a proposal. Remind faculty of the COE business process for submitting proposals. Provide training and assistance to faculty who are new to NC State and the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.
  • Meet with faculty and Department Heads throughout the year to ensure they receive good customer service. Determine if additional services should be offered (maintaining Current and Pending forms, Bio-sketches, Equipment and Facilities information, and funding opportunities).
  • Maintain all records for academic year release time and summer salary. Manages current database to monitor PI effort (both paid and documented through the TEARS system). Maintain records for Graduate Research Assistants paid on departmental sponsored research projects.
  • Meet and work with departmental, College of Engineering, and University Offices as needed while performing daily duties. Attend RSC, Q&A, and National meetings to keep current on policies and business practices.

Student Positions

McLean, VA

Ending: 03/31/2023

Enterprise Strategy and Transformation Intern

Come join MITRE as an intern in the exciting field of Enterprise Transformation! As a member of the Enterprise Strategy and Transformation (ES&T) Innovation Center, you will have opportunities to learn about and contribute to ES&T’s efforts to guide our sponsors in planning and executing large-scale, complex, transformative changes. Our departments engage in projects that serve the public interest and solve problems for a safer world.

For example, you may have the opportunity to assess strategy alignment, develop stakeholder engagement plans, analyze business process flows, recommend process improvements, develop architectures and models, craft transition plans, research best practices, and/or facilitate innovation ideation sessions.

As an Enterprise Transformation Intern, you will be a member of an interdisciplinary team and have responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Contribute to the analysis of complex systems to ensure that people, processes, and technology are aligned with desired business/mission strategies and objectives.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research methods to collect and analyze data to find trends, themes, and similarities.
  • Develop presentations that translate and communicate assessment findings to inform impactful decisions.
  • Contribute to developing products, such as the concept of operations, analysis of alternatives, architectures, models, roadmaps, playbooks, visual dashboards, stakeholder engagement plans, and risk assessment frameworks.
  • Research leading practices, methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Facilitate community of practice meetings or technical exchanges of MITRE, government, and industry experts.
  • Participate in department, Innovation Center, and MITRE-wide relationship-building opportunities and learning and development programs.

Required Qualifications
Must be presently enrolled in and in good standing with a graduate or undergraduate degree program with a focus on Management Sciences, Information Systems Management, Business Innovation, Business Administration, Analytics, Decision Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Management, Change Management, Strategic Communications, Organizational Development, Organizational Learning, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Public Policy, or other related disciplines.

  • Sustained excellence in academic performance.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Being adaptable and working in ambiguous situations.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in complex environments.
  • Experience working with federal, state, or local government.
  • Experience with virtual engagement tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WebEx).
  • Experience with visual modeling tools (e.g., Mural, Visio, MagicDraw/Cameo, Tableau, PowerBI, MindManager).
  • Qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti).
  • Quantitative analysis software (e.g., SPSS, R, Minitab, Qualtrics).

Schneider Electric Logo

Raleigh, NC

Ending: 04/22/2023

Summer Engineer Intern

Schneider Electric has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual to assume the role of an Engineer Intern in our Raleigh, NC, location for Summer 2023.

We are looking for a positive and self-motivated individual with a strong desire to work in an exciting and team-based collaborative design environment to help us develop next-generation technologies to empower and connect our products to each other, and to our customers.

What will you do?
  • Deepen your understanding of Variable Speed Drives and Industrial Control Systems
  • Participate in daily and/or other regular team meetings, held online (via Teams) or in-person.
  • Develop quotations for enclosed variable speed drive systems
  • Assist in developing the next level proposal tool
  • Assist in reading and understanding customer specifications
  • Work alongside and learn from a diverse group of senior engineers and leaders
What qualifications will make you successful?
  • Pursuing a degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Strong knowledge of working with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Effective listening, time management and creative problem-solving techniques.
  • Resiliency and ability to adapt quickly.
  •  A desire to learn, grow and develop by working on projects that will impact Schneider Electric’s business and customers.
  • Ability to work with multiple functions to coordinate the flow of information.

What’s in it for me?

  • Kick-start your dream career, while gaining valuable hands-on experience in a Mechanical Engineering role.
  • Chance to apply classroom knowledge to a work setting.
  • Gain supervised access to laboratories and equipment not typically available in the classroom setting.
  • Receive training experience while shadowing knowledgeable professionals.
  • Gain confidence while developing and refining skills.
  •  Build a valuable network of contacts and professional references in the field.
  • Receive paid work to help toward your education costs.