Spirit AeroSystems

2023 Summer Intern: Manufacturing Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Kinston
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Posted Date
4 months ago(10/4/2022 7:10 AM)


Flight begins at Spirit AeroSystems, where our products are taking off somewhere around the world every minute of every day.  We design and build large structural parts for the world’s premier commercial aircraft (think Boeing and Airbus), as well as top Defense and other cutting edge programs.


Spirit AeroSystems is a global company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas with a diverse work force spread across three continents. Our Summer Internship Program was recently selected as a US Top 100 Internship Program by a panel of industry experts. This selection was based on our program having a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, intern professional development, social activities, career shadowing opportunities, mentoring support, and the conversion of our interns to full time employees. At Spirit AeroSystems we are focused on inventing, designing, and building what’s best in aerospace and we welcome you to consider joining us in this endeavor!


 Location of Internship: Kinston, NC


Flight begins with you at Spirit AeroSystems, a place where you can explore your interests and grow your career by working on impactful projects. As a Manufacturing Engineering Intern, you can expect to: 

  • Coordinate with engineering, manufacturing, and supply teams to develop and guide the program manufacturing and tooling plan.
  • Ensure the identification and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and improve manufacturing processes in support of the type design.
  • Use process engineering principles and techniques.
  • Develop, establish, and guide requirements for assembly, tooling simulations and manufacturing configurations.
  • Perform trade and cost studies and assist in integrated product and process teams.
  • Learn about the following areas: Composite non- metallic, Electrical/Electronics, Machining, Sheet metal, Systems and Structures.
  • Gain real-world practical and leadership skills through challenging hands-on opportunities.
  • Connect with subject matter experts, mentors, and decision makers.
  • Be a part of an intern cohort that enjoys organized social, recreational, and volunteer activities.


Also, should you be selected as a 2023 Spirit AeroSystems Summer Intern, you will have exposure to several activities including:

  • Multiple Manufacturing Plant Tours
  • Professional development workshops
  • Project Expo (An opportunity to present an intern project for Executive Leaders)
  • Social/Networking Events






  • You must be enrolled full time in a university degree program aligned to the area of internship.
  • You must be a current sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


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