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ABEL Coperion Red Valve Rotex Batesville Batesville

Mechanical Engineering/Test Lab Intern

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Who We Are -

Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company with multiple market-leading brands that serve a variety of industries across the globe.  Hillenbrand is composed of two business segments made up of six businesses with over 6,000 employees in more than 40 countries and a projected revenue of over 1.7 billion in 2019.


Hillenbrand, Inc is a young company with a mix of historic and newer operating companies.  The Process Equipment Group is comprised of five global industrial leaders who highly engineer, sell, install and support industrial equipment globally. Its products serve a wide range of industries, including plastics, chemicals, minerals, foods, pharmaceuticals energy, fertilizers and petrochemicals, providing strong opportunities for additional growth. The death care segment contains another market leader in Batesville. Hillenbrand has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. 


At Hillenbrand, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest people in the world to ensure our place in the future. Hillenbrand has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

The Hillenbrand Internship Experience -

Our internships provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable hands-on experience through rewarding projects and robust summer programs. We assign challenging tasks that build on the intern’s skills and enhance their business savvy. From the start, interns are matched with a mentor, engage with executives. This strategic programming stems from the company’s key core competency, intentional talent development, which emphasizes their personal growth.


Internship Project -

·         Test Lab Intern will conduct material properties testing and set up full scale pneumatic systems for testing in one of the  top testing labs in the nation 

 Project Summary -

·         The Test Lab Intern will conduct material property testing, full scale pneumatic system setup while learning of LEAN process with bulk material handling equipment. 


Project Deliverables -

  1. Develop an understanding of lab testing procedures 
  2. Demonstrate proper usage of tools, identification of test equipment and correct installation of components

Key Learning/Intentional Development -

  • Provide the Intern with hands-on experience in equipment and systems within the bulk material handling field.  
  • Hands on experience with many bulk materials to understand the material proper handling 

Required Degree/Skills/Experiences -

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology or Industrial Engineering
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

 Preferred Degree/Skills/Experiences -

  • Basic knowledge of field
  • Experience with VBA, AutoCAD & 3D Modeling preferred
  • Openness and desire to an exceptional intern experience


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