The Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries. The company was formed in 2006 with the merger of Harris Calorific, Inc., a manufacturer of gas welding and cutting equipment and gas regulation and distribution systems since 1905 , and the J.W. Harris Co., a manufacturer of brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables founded in 1914.

The Harris Products Group currently operates manufacturing facilities in Mason, Ohio, USA; Gainesville, Georgia, USA; Dzierzonow, Poland; and Maua, São Paulo, Brazil. Each is ISO 9001 certified for quality management systems.

Demonstrating a commitment to stewardship of the global environment, these facilities are also ISO 14001 certified for environmental management systems.


The Harris Products Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lincoln Electric Company, the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment.

Founded:  2006 Headquartered:  Mason, OH
Phone:  (513) 754-2000 Website:  www.harrisproductsgroup.com
Mechanical Engineering Co-Op or Intern

Location: 2345 Murphy Blvd
Gainesville, GA 30504
United States of America
Years of Experience: 0-1 Years
Department: Engineering Level of Education: High School Diploma
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Title:                  Mechanical Engineering Co-Op or Intern                   

Reports To:             Process Engineer

FLSA Status:           Hourly Nonexempt 



Summary of the Position

Evaluate, develop and troubleshoot mechanical and industrial projects in the Gainesville facility to maximize efficiency and eliminate downtime.  Apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing in a "hands-on" position, participating in the implementation of a complete Lean culture change in a US manufacturing facility.  



Key Deliverables 

·          Ensure current electronics are capable of producing quality parts


Key Accountability Metrics

  • Projects completed in a timely manner
  • Effectivity and efficiency goals obtained for the machining cells
  • Root cause of problematic issues identified and solutions recommended, acquired and implemented



Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions



Safety  -  5%


Works safely and supports safety within their team across the organization – as required.

Participates in safety training and demonstrates a high regard for safety at all times.

Wears Personal Protective Equipment as required by safety regulations.


Robotic and Electronic equipment  -  95%


Evaluates robotic capabilities in manufacturing operations and proposes improvements using Six Sigma tools.


Evaluates and proposes new automation ideas to reduce lead time and increase productivity.


Creates project plans to implement proposed changes, manages execution and measures results to expectations.

Develops and writes justification plans for new acquisitions of robotic and electronic capital expenditures.


Creates Standard Work for tasks in facility.

Validates and computes cost savings for process improvements.

Establishes control plans for sustaining improvements.


Performs other tasks as assigned.



Education and/or Experience     


Required –   Mechanical Engineering coursework completed in preparation for Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited engineering college or university. 


Preferred –  Six Sigma training, Solidworks experience,  MS Office proficiency including Excel and Power-point


Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualities Required


Language Skills -  Must speak English and be articulate with advanced phone and computer skills.


Mathematical Skills -  Must be able to perform basic mathematics: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.                                    


Reasoning Ability -   Must be able to use a logical means to interpret and solve customer problems and technical issues.                                       


Other Qualities -  Must have a calm demeanor when interacting with customers. Must be

capable of communicating technical issues in writing as well as orally.   


Core Competencies Required


Maintains a Customer Focus – Demonstrates exceptional service to both internal and external customers giving high priority to understanding and satisfying the customer.


Takes Ownership – Demonstrates a continuous drive to achieve superior results and takes responsibility for those results.


Is a Team Player – Has the ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve common goals.  Recognizes situations in which team members need to work together to solve work tasks at hand.


Uses Sound Judgment/Integrity – Takes action that is well-reasoned, which represents the best interest of the business.


Achieves Quality Results – Flawlessly executes on objectives to ensure the long-term success of the organization.



Reasonable Accommodation -- The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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