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Textron 2021 Intern - Product Development in Troy, Michigan

2021 Intern - Product Development


Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of hybrid and conventional plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company produces and supplies camshafts, castings and industrial packaging. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company owns and operates more than 30 facilities in 14 countries worldwide.


  • Perform a broad range of engineering duties associated with assigned program(s) as defined in our processes

  • Support the creation of engineering models / drawings

  • Apply engineering disciplines and analysis including: DFMEA, FEA, GDT &T, DVP&R, and Control Plan in accordance to QS9000 and customer requirements

  • Develop and maintain an open liaison relationship with customer engineering

  • Provide trial, launch, and post launch support at supplier, Kautex, and OEM manufacturing sites. Supports the continuous quality improvement process by continually evaluating products & processes for potential incremental performance enhancements

  • Capture Lessons Learned for future programs

  • Support prototype manufacturing groups to supply prototype parts / assemblies to the customer’s satisfaction

  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned (i.e. maintaining open issues, lessons learned, and after action review data, design scorecard, prototype fabrication and sample distribution, and test support)

  • Complete Engineering Changes via ECMS or ECN Qualifications


  • Currently pursuing University Degree in Engineering, preferably Plastics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • Preference for candidates with the following skills: Mechatronics

  • Knowledge of engineering functions such as: testing and validation, program/project management, quality management, Measurement Technology/Statistical Process Control, Technical Documentation, Materials and Processing, DFMEA and PFMEA process

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Automotive related experience and working knowledge of Six Sigma a plus

  • Professional competencies required: Learning on the Fly, Compassion, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Organization.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 288624