Intern - Manufacturing Engineering - Summer 2021

College-University Recruiting Lubbock, Texas


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Xylem’s Applied Water Systems (AWS) business and its efforts to provide products and systems for the efficient movement and use of water in homes, commercial buildings, light industry, agriculture and irrigation. Xylem employees share a passion for meeting the world’s needs by offering the best water solutions to our customers. Xylem seeks employees with the ingenuity, skill and passion to help solve the world’s water challenges.  Learn more at, and click on Our Brands with a focus on Goulds Water Technology.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Manufacturing Engineering Intern for the Xylem-AWS-Lubbock, Texas facility. As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering Services Team, the Manufacturing Engineering Intern is an educational enhancement role.  Candidate must have a basic understanding of mechanical engineering practices.  Candidate should be willing to work with the broader engineering team on a number of engineering related tasks detailed below. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to succeed in a fast-paced fluid environment, while ensuring that engineering and data management protocols are maintained.

If you are industrious, detail- and customer-oriented, we want to hear from you!

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assists with preparing plant layouts for new machine location, machine relocation, and facility expansion / renovations or improvements.
  • Assists with identifying and implementing process improvements in the Machine Shop and Assembly areas through utilization of VBLSS tools.
  • Prepares workplace layouts for location of pallets, gauges, and tooling for efficiency and safety.
  • Performs efficiency time studies and ergonomic evaluations.
  • Assist manufacturing engineering team with various tasks as assigned by Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Enrolled in an Engineering school (Industrial or Manufacturing)
  • Engineering degree (Industrial or Manufacturing)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of manufacturing or industrial engineering, coupled with knowledge of lean and continuous improvement.
  • Shall possess an aptitude for good analytical skills and the ability to organize and implement engineering tasks.
  • Should have the ability to interface well with others and to direct, and take direction from others, as required.
  • Enrolled in an Engineering school (Industrial or Manufacturing)
  • Must be knowledgeable in MS Office applications.

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

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.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Shop: Rotating equipment with water and electrical components in use.  Safety protocols and PPE to be closely observed.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours with extended hours as required to meet customer requirements

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.