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Engineering Trainee

Santa Fe Springs, CA, US, 90670

If you're ready for a challenging experience that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken. Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


Timken Gears and Services Philadelphia Gear brand is seeking a part time Engineering Trainee in the Los Angeles/San Diego area to work at the Santa Fe Springs, CA regional service center. The Engineering Trainee will assist with design of bevel gear, precision gear and coarse pitch industrial open gear elements and systems. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.


  • Responsible for assisting with the development of gear designs including assemblies, bills of material, parts list and detail drawings as required in conformance with order requirements and Engineering Standards and Procedures.
  • Perform checking of drawings/ designs by TGS, Vendor or Customer.
  • Interfaces with Operations/ QA team on disposition of deviations and helps to resolve Regional Service Center's manufacturing, assembly and installation problems.
  • Develop tools to improve personal effectiveness and/or the effectiveness of the department.
  • Perform detailed analysis of gear drive components to meet specification requirements.
  • Select and analyze bearings, lube components and instrumentations for gear drive to meet specification requirements.
  • Support customer service, sales, field service and manufacturing as required.
  • Analyze order content and customer specifications to ensure product and customer satisfaction
  • Ensure manufacturability and cost effectiveness of designs.
  • Complete tasks in a dependable and thorough manner within required time frame.


Key attributes include the ability to multi-task, set priorities, meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and organization, set goals, ability to work as part of a team and the ability to interact with all levels of customers and internal support teams. Excellent computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office software), strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an engineering program from an accredited college or university.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received nine times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.6 billion in sales in 2018 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 35 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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