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Automation and Technology Internship - The Toro Company

Who Are We?

The Toro Company has delivered market-leading, innovative products and outstanding customer care for more than 100 years. With over 11,000 employees worldwide, TTC is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Our company designs and manufactures turf maintenance equipment; turf irrigation systems; landscape and lighting products; snow and ice management solutions; agricultural irrigation systems; rental, specialty and underground construction equipment; and residential turf and snow equipment. We market and sell TTC products worldwide through a network of distributors, dealers, mass retailers, hardware retailers, equipment rental center and home centers—as well as online direct to end users.


The Automation Internship will provide technical support to project teams developing automated manufacturing and material handling equipment and will assist in development and support of various industrial manufacturing systems.  Systems supported will include industrial robots, cobots, AGV’s, smart tools, run-up tables and other automated or “smart” equipment. 


What Will You Do?

  • Support project teams by developing schematics and documentation for automated equipment
  • Assist in the development, construction, and integration of automated equipment – modify existing equipment to optimize performance or integrate new features
  • Support site’s manufacturing lines by providing on-site or remote technical troubleshooting of automated equipment
  • Interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics to troubleshoot or help build/install equipment
  • Help develop, deploy, and maintain run-up station software
  • Work on understanding of enterprise information system tools such as a manufacturing execution system (MES), Augmented Reality (AR) systems or other systems as required, and the integration of equipment to these systems.
  • Assist with the organization’s front-line transformation to understanding and using these tools
  • Assist in specifying components for systems, purchase of components, and maintaining project budgets and inventory
  • Frequently report verbally and in writing on project status
  • Other duties as assigned.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Study in Electromechanical Engineering or similar preferred
  • Working knowledge of automated electrical systems including electrical wiring, control circuits, programming, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Creo Parametric, Creo View, Windchill or similar preferred
  • Knowledge of electrical and safety compliance codes preferred
  • Moderate understanding of industrial electrical systems including AC standard and servo motor drives, PLC integration, electromechanical control circuits involving pneumatic and hydraulic components
  • Experience in Ladder-Logic programming preferred
  • Experience with Vuforia augmented reality system preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.  Desire to learn new skills and maintain knowledge of new technologies
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, and open to technical mentoring.  Must have interpersonal skills in working with a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Flexible hours to cover overtime or other off-hours support.

What Can We Give You?   

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our interns know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive pay- The Toro Company offers interns a variety of perks, including:


Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide interns 8 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.

Summer Hours*Based on Location*– Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at certain locations are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.