Daktronics Manufacturing Process Engineer Student in Brookings, South Dakota


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 fulltime 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.

Live Events Manufacturing builds scoreboards and displays for customers including colleges and universities professional teams and facilities sports federations and international events and organizing committees.

  • Will be a liaison between Manufacturing and Engineering.

  • Aid full time staff in:

  • Recommending process improvements to streamline product flow and be responsible for implementation of process improvements/lean manufacturing concepts.

  • Coordinating with Engineering on major product changes.

  • Overseeing implementation of incremental product improvements through ECO process suggestions and overall process improvement opportunities.

  • Assisting with construction of prototype cabinet designs to gather feedback and determine effectiveness.

  • Work effectively as a team member, work with little supervision, help when and where needed, make suggestions for process and product improvement, communicate effectively with team members. Be at work on time and maintain good attendance. Be willing to work additional hours as necessary.

  • Other duties as needed to assist manufacturing departments.


Academic -

  • The ideal candidate must be a fulltime student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related field and in their sophomore, junior or senior year of school.

  • Only strong performers in undergraduate coursework 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 -

  • Daktronics experience preferred.

  • Computer software experience to include AutoCAD, with Creo preferred but not required.

  • Good communication skills. Fluent in English, written and verbal.

  • Ability to successfully participate as a member of a team.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to learn quickly.

  • Physical Requirements include the ability to:

  • lift and carry up to 45 pounds

  • distinguish and identify wire colors

  • ability to work with odors (solder/coating)

  • Ability to travel by ground and air. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Motor vehicle records will be checked.

  • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • 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.

TypeStudent Temporary