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Process Engineer Intern

Michigan Center, Michigan;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

What you can expect from H.B. Fuller's Internship Program:

You’ll be joining a cohort of talented students from a variety of schools across the U.S. We hire interns into the following positions: Process Engineering, R&D, Strategic Sourcing, Technical Sales, Supply Chain, Product Marketing, Information Technology, and more.  

The projects we task our interns to lead are impactful and meaningful to our organization. You’ll be supported by your Manager and Mentor to gain in-depth knowledge of the adhesive industry and collaborate with various departments and functions. We also offer an established path for next-level opportunities - making this internship the starting point for a long-term career path.

Internship Location: Michigan Center, MI

Our Internship Experience includes:

  • 12-week paid program beginning the end of May to mid-August to gain insight and knowledge in your field.

  • Interactive orientation and events with skilled professionals in your field, including managers, directors, and CEO.

  • Multiple networking, volunteer and fun events – both virtual and in-person.

  • Impactful projects that make a difference internally and externally for H.B. Fuller.

  • End of summer final presentation to showcase your career development with support from managers and peers.

The Process Engineer Intern reports to an Engineering Manager and has responsibility for supporting manufacturing process improvements and project work through analysis and design.

This will be a 40 hour per week position during Summer of 2023.

Primary Duties:

  • Work with experienced Engineers to develop and improve manufacturing processes.

  • Lead process improvement activities related to productivity efficiencies, reducing waste, improving quality and safety improvement.   

  • Creating and modifying manufacturing standard work instructions.

  • Support Engineering trials and assist in new equipment startup.

  • Position will require you to provide training to operators as required


  • Currently pursuing bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial or Electrical Engineering

  • Ideally in Junior or Senior standing the summer of 2023

  • Skills and ability to evaluate and optimize manufacturing processes

  • Comfortable working daily in manufacturing shop floor environment

Physical Environment:

The physical environment at the Michigan Center facility requires the process Engineering Intern to be exposed to several Manufacturing hazards.

  • Facility is not climate controlled.  Hot and Cold conditions exist during the seasons throughout the year.

  • Extruders and Mixers require Insulated Gloves.

  • Some areas of the facility require hearing protection.

  • Due to the nature of the products we produce, the facility is dusty and many of the raw materials are difficult to remove from cloths and skin.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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