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Mechanical Design Student
Brookings, South Dakota
Student Temporary

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Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


Position located in Brookings, South Dakota. Candidates must be enrolled and registered as a full-time student. Ideal candidate should be available to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer.  

Daktronics Mechanical Design assistants are responsible for assisting in the design and documentation of computer programmable display systems and the sub-assemblies associated with these products. 
  • Produce accurate design drawings and documentation for projects on AutoCAD and/or Creo.  Assist Engineers with design drafting bill of materials routing documentation.
  • Assist in documenting and checking components in AutoCAD and/or Creo.
  • Develop concepts and ideas for designs on AutoCAD and-or Creo.
  • Build and test prototypes.
  • Prepare detailed blueprints of sub-assemblies and parts.
  • Write operation sequences and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Help coordinate the manufacture of systems on project basis.
  • Assist with installations as required.
  • Work with little supervision organize workload efficiently communicate effectively with internal and external customers and make decisions concerning designs when required.
  • Perform other duties as required to support the mechanical engineers.
  • Ability to regularly and reliably work scheduled hours.



Academic Requirements -

  • The preferred candidate will be a fulltime student currently enrolled accredited Bachelors degree program in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related degree and in their sophomore, junior or senior year of school.  Only strong performers in undergraduate coursework will be considered.
  • Class graduate or work experience with AutoCAD and/or ProE required.
  • The preferred candidate will be in their sophomore or junior year of school.
  • Only strong academic performers will be considered.
  • Must maintain an acceptable GPA
  • Unofficial Transcripts or Web Transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.

Other Requirements -

  • Knowledge of general drafting practices required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer skills and knowledge essential.
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal.
  • Background check may be conducted.
  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.


Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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