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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.

The engineering trainee student will work in our testing laboratory which provides a diverse array of testing services for all areas of the company. Some of the services include exposing electronics and mechanical parts to an array of stresses, including heat, moisture, static, corrosion, vibration and then understanding the side-effects.

Start your career through a student position with Daktronics, and put your classroom knowledge to the test in a real-world setting. Our student employment program will provide you with extensive learning opportunities that will enhance your potential. At Daktronics, you’ll experience challenging and meaningful work; you’ll have a mentor who will challenge you to find solutions, take initiative, and develop a strong understanding of Daktronics products, policies, and procedures. We will make sure you have the knowledge needed to be successful, but you will hit the ground running!

We will expose you to multiple phases of the product life cycle from evaluating prototypes, design verification to field failure analysis. You’ll experience a professional laboratory environment where you can develop problem solving capabilities, design of experiment techniques, and experience real world product failures. You will be challenged to have multiple experiences during your student career at Daktronics which may mean rotating to different job responsibilities. In other words, we will challenge you to demonstrate your full potential.

Position located in Brookings, S.D. 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.

As a student you will be exposed to:

Communicating professionally via email/IM/telephone
Working in Excel and SharePoint
Prioritizing your work
Problem solving
Following procedures and making recommendations for improvements
Managing small experiments
Working with a diverse array of product designs
Measurements & Instrumentation
Hands-on failure analysis
Communicating laboratory results
Interaction with experienced engineers in multiple fields

Educational requirements: A second semester freshman, sophomore or junior pursuing a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering or other related degrees. Must maintain an acceptable GPA.
Written and verbal communication skills particularly with graphing software.
Detail-oriented with desire for quality performance.
Physical dexterity, good vision, capable of meeting Daktronics’ lifting requirements (45 pounds or more).
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, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status.

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