Manufacturing Engineering Intern

US - GA - Atlanta Ref #9773 09-Sep-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

With more than 45 years of antenna system expertise, Viasat in Atlanta specializes in antenna and ground station design, fabrication, test, installation, and maintenance. We have developed a set of antenna system building blocks that enable us to efficiently put together systems for practically any application. As a Manufacturing Engineer Intern, you will work to drive process improvement throughout all functional areas of Viasat. You might conduct make/buy analysis, work in facilities planning, introduce new products, or plan future projects. While working in this cross-functional role, you will interface with many different departments in Viasat, including engineering, quality, purchasing, planning, logistics, and production to coordinate the release of new products, sustain the production of existing products, or conduct failure analysis of returned projects. This role requires a “can-do” attitude, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. 


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Interest in Manufacturing Engineering, Antenna Systems, and data-driven process improvement
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to define problems, collect and verify data, propose solutions, and advise evidence-based courses of action
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills


  • Experience in process mapping, project planning, and process improvement
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex engineering documents and drawings
  • Coding experience, preferably in VBA or Python
  • Previous experience with or knowledge of Microsoft Access, Visio, Oracle, Solumina, Agile, Bills of Material, and inventory control systems
  • Previous Manufacturing Engineering internship experience, preferably in a high mix, low volume production environment
  • Familiarity or experience using Lean Six Sigma

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

Worker Classification:


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