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Careers at SMITH
We're always looking for quality people, maybe you!

Graco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. We are seeking a college student who has completed their sophomore year and pursuing a Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer degree from an accredited school. This position will support our Surface-Preparation/Finishing Division (CED) in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Essential Duties

Planning, executing and reporting of priorities:

  • Man-hour estimates
  • Reacting to changing priorities
  • Record-keeping and reporting

Providing general production support for machining and/or assembly area as needed:

  • Participate in the evaluation of upgrades for machining or assembly
  • Troubleshoot issues (quality, efficiency, etc.) on assembly line or machine
  • Weigh in on situations that need technical assistance
  • Participate in hands-on problem solving and resolution
  • Report and facilitate correction of out-of-specification conditions

Determining the proper processes:

  • Review, analyzing standards and operation layouts and make suggestions for change
  • Assist in the selection of and implementation of tooling and fixtures for machining and/or assembly job
  • Participate in capital equipment justification as needed
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of preventive and corrective actions for reducing scrap, rework and downtime
  • Research and suggest ideas for new technology

Essential Qualifications:

  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in order to act as a liaison between engineering, production, marketing, purchasing, and members of the manufacturing team
  • Work as a team player
  • Pursuing a Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer degree from an accredited school
  • Someone entering junior or senior year preferred
  • Good mechanical aptitude

Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Our expectations are high. That’s why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

Job Type: Internship


Call 954-941-9744 for more information
Careers at SMITH / Graco

People and ideas have always been at the heart of our success. Our achievements are based on the skills of individuals working together to create the highest quality products in the world. Our employees are tops in their fields of engineering, design, manufacturing, marketing, customer service and more. They are knowledgeable, hard-working, highly-educated and they truly like where they work. In fact, employees voted Graco a Top Place to Work in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2018.

We believe that enjoying your work and making valuable contributions to our company are equally important. The health, wellness, satisfaction and security of you and your family are vital to your well-being and ultimately to the success of Graco. To that end, we are committed to offering you a comprehensive benefit plan that will fit your needs:

Medical, Dental and Vision

Graco offers a traditional PPO medical plan and two high deductible health plans. All plans offer preventive coverage at 100 percent. We also offer a dental and vision plan. 

Critical Illness and Accidental Injury Insurance

Graco offers supplemental insurance which pays a fixed lump sum benefit in the event of a diagnosis for a covered condition or accident. 

Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Our reimbursement accounts allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care and/or dependent (daycare) expenses. 

Health Savings Account (HSA)

If enrolled in the high deductible health plan, you have the opportunity to participate in the HSA which is a tax-free account that allows you to save money to pay for eligible health care expenses. 

Life Insurance

Graco offers life insurance plans for you and your eligible dependents. Basic life and dependent coverage is provided at no cost to you. Additional life insurance coverage for yourself, spouse, and/or children is available. 

Disability Benefits

We provide company-paid short-term and long-term disability coverage in the event you become ill or injured and are unable to work. 

Time Off

Graco offers paid time off, holidays, and other time off to help you balance your work and personal life. 

Wellness Program

Graco offers an innovative wellness program designed to improve the total health of employees and dependents which sparks engagement, drives productivity and reduces health care costs. 

Retirement Benefits

Our Retirement Program provides a solid foundation of retirement benefits, which includes a 401(k) plan with a company matching contribution, as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which allows you the opportunity to purchase Graco stock at a discount. 

Additional Programs and Resources

For your health
• Fitness center discount program if enrolled in the medical plan
• Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Tobacco cessation offerings
• Doctor-on-Demand Virtual Doctor Visit Program
• Nutrition counseling offered through our medical plans

For your personal and family life
• Scholarships for eligible dependents of employees
• Adoption assistance
• Group discounts off vehicles, cell phone service, paint, and more

For your development
• Tuition reimbursement