Position Description

CAD Intern - 2019
Location Owatonna
Job Code 540
# of openings 1
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*Must be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at a credited university to apply*


The CAD Intern will be responsible for supporting the Product Development Team with various strategic initiatives while receiving on the job training and mentoring as well as the opportunity to build professional relationships and enhance interpersonal skills. Interns will interact and participate in projects that directly impact business value. This is a full time, paid internship opportunity. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES: The duties and responsibilities listed below serve as a general outline.  Other duties may be assigned or required to support the success of Gopher Sport.

  1. Reverse engineer existing Only From Gopher products by executing Solidworks files that will achieve the product requirements
  • Create and modify 3D models and part drawings using Solidworks on existing OFG product
  • Execute designs that provide supplier with complete information and files for molds and production
  1. Modify designs on existing Only From Gopher products to resolve design issues or make upgrades to the product
  • Interpret and translate designs as provided by PD team
  • Suggest creative solutions to design challenges in order to accomplish product requirements
  • Modify product design to accomplish product modifications
  • Make design improvements to product requirements that meet standards for performance, appearance, design, functionality and quality
  1. Move designs through the process while meeting milestones and timing


  1. Customer Commitment – Focus efforts on exceeding internal and external customer expectations and improving customer

satisfaction.  Respond quickly and take appropriate action to identify and exceed customer needs.

  1. Teamwork & Collaboration – Dedication to building collaborative relationships throughout the organization.  Seeks and supports ideas for improvement.  Willingly share information about ideas and works cooperatively to resolve issues or concerns.
  2. Commitment to Quality & Continuous Improvement - Seek to improve processes and quality, making recommendations as appropriate.  Monitor own work.  Seek and accept constructive feedback to ensure accuracy.
  3. Integrity, Accountability, Dependability - Uphold company core values and support ethical and responsible behavior.  Follow through on commitments.  Is reliable and meet attendance standards.
  4. Initiative - Exercise sound independent judgment within established limits of authority.  Self-directed and requires minimal supervision
  5. Planning & Organizing Work - Ability to optimize time and resources to achieve expected results.  Effectively prioritize and organize work to fully contribute to team efforts.


  1. Currently enrolled in collegiate coursework at an accredited university for CAD, mechanical design or a related field.
  2. Proficiency in Solidworks; including drawing and 3D modeling.
  3. Thorough knowledge of mechanical design drafting practices.
  4. Strong capacity for technical design work.


  1. Intense attention to detail and follow through on all projects.
  2. Ability to take direction and achieve desired results independently.
  3. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects in order to meet or exceed aggressive project deadlines.
  4. Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  5. Positive attitude and excellent communication skills with all internal and external contacts.
  6. Performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change.
  7. Demonstrated high levels of enthusiasm, creative energy, curiosity, and inquisitiveness; never satisfied with average effort.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  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.

While performing the functions of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.  The team member is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, ascend and descend stairs.  The team member is frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The functions of the job include continuous viewing of a computer monitor and repetitive motion activities on the keyboard.  Vision requirements include close vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The team member may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

This job is primarily performed in an office environment with occasional exposure to the distribution center.  The noise level in the office and distribution center is generally moderate.  In the distribution center, the team member would generally be exposed to automated equipment and conveyors.  Both the office and distribution center is climate controlled.

Notes: Management retains the discretion to add or change duties of the position at any time.  The incumbent is required to be thoroughly familiar with the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy and Affirmative Action plan and to know and adhere to the company’s Harassment policies to prevent discriminatory action because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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