Co-Op (Summer/Fall) Design Engineer

COMPANY:  Raven Aerostar

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104

STATUS:  Nonexempt
REQ ID:  30843


At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 65 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.


Ever focused on connecting, protecting, and saving lives, Raven Aerostar is dedicated to solving great challenges in Aerospace and Defense. Specializing in stratospheric platforms, radar systems, protective wear, deployment operations, and more, our team provides total solutions that support the customer’s mission or scientific research objectives — continuously innovating at the edge of the space and beyond.  


Raven Industries is currently seeking an Intern/co-op to for the Summer and Fall semesters. This will be a full-time, Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week position.  The intern will have responsibilities to research, design, test, and fabricate components and subsystems for use on production equipment and products including stratospheric balloons, and radar systems.


  • Learn the product development process and apply to design efforts on your own project.
  • Document design and testing as appropriate on each phase of the project.
  • Provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers on existing projects.
  • Use knowledge and skills in the engineering discipline.
  • Performs technical work that does not require previous experience.
  • Works independently, as well as with a team.


  • Minimum of 2 years towards a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Engineering fields applicable to this position: Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing.
  • Proficiency with MSWord, MSExcel is required
  • Hands on experience in manufacturing and/or lab settings are highly desired.
  • Familiarity with Solidworks or Matlab is desired.


Not all benefits are created equal, but we’ve got you covered. Raven not only offers a wide range of benefits that encourage wellness and preventative care, but we also provide the right tools and programs to help you achieve it.  Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, company-paid life and disability insurance and 401k.   We offer workplace flexibility policies to promote work/life balance in addition to paid time off (PTO) benefit.  Team Members can also take advantage of additional benefit programs such as education assistance, our onsite fitness center or fitness center reimbursement, employee assistance program (EAP) and much more.


Raven is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

As a federal contractor we are required to fulfil requirements of Executive Order 14043 which requires that and Aerostar Technical Solutions’ team members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 1/18/22.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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