Career Opportunities

Graduates of the CME program are prepared to practice engineering at a professional level and to enter the composites industry in positions that provide opportunities for professional growth.

Explore the career opportunities a CME degree affords you.

Atropos Composites
St. Louis, MO
Composite Process Engineer (PDF)
Posted: Nov. 27
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Design Tanks
Sioux Falls, SD
Mechanical Engineering Technician – Emphasis in Quality and Mfg Support
Posted: Nov. 13

General Dynamics
Marion, VA
Advanced Quality Engineer
Posted: June 21

PlastiCert, Inc.
Lewiston, MN
General Production and Engineering Intern positions
Contact Ben Ninas at
Posted: May 16

Oshkosh Corp
Oshkosh, WI
Materials Engineering Co-op (PDF)
Posted: March 3

Chatfield, MN
Process Engineer Intern (PDF)
Process Engineer (PDF)
Engineering Manager (PDF)
Posted: Jan. 10

Future Comp
Gunnison, CO
Composite Engineers
Contact Lance Richman, Director of Engineering
Posted: Nov. 15, 2022

Wyoming, MN
Senior Staff Engineer – Composite SME (PDF)
Posted: Oct. 28, 2022

Redfeather Outdoors
La Crosse, WI
Canoe Production Manager (PDF)
Posted: Aug. 2, 2022

Stewartville, MN
Composite Process Engineer (PDF)
Posted: July 22, 2022

Five Star Race Car Bodies
Twin Lakes, WI
Composites Manufacturing Engineer (PDF)
Continuous Improvement Engineer (PDF)
Posted: July 15, 2022

Winona, MN
Quality Engineer
Posted: May 3, 2022

On-going Position Searches

Composite Materials Engineering Positions

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017

Hexcel Early Career Program
Hexcel Early Engineer Career

Posted: Oct. 13, 2016

Boston Scientific, various locations
Composites Engineers

Posted: April 28, 2016

Various Engineering Positions

Posted: Jan. 15, 2016

Quatro Composites
Iowa and California
Composite Engineers, Quality Engineers, Tooling Design Engineers
Posted: Jan. 24, 2013

U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Research and Technology Engineers (PDF)
Posted: Dec. 5, 2011

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General Openings

Engineering Intern (PDF)
Lewiston, MN
Posted: Sept. 19

Thern, Inc.
Winona, MN
Engineering Interns
Apply through Thern or on Handshake
Posted: Sept. 7

Quality Engineer Intern
Rochester, MN
Posted: Feb. 11

Process Engineer Intern (PDF)
Chatfield, MN
Posted: Feb. 2

Minnesota State College Southeast
Adjunct Faculty Position
Red Wing, MN
Bicycle Design and Fabrication
Contact Heather Conley at
Posted: Jan. 25

Core Molding Technologies 
Winona, MN
Production, assembly and inspection work 
Posted: Dec. 16, 2021

Engineering Intern (PDF)
Posted: Oct. 22, 2021

RTP Company Openings

RTP Company has openings in a variety of departments. These positions provide opportunity for advancement within the company and career paths, particularly in Composite Engineering, Quality and R & D.


Product Development Engineer Intern
Posted: February


Product Development Engineer Intern
Posted: February

Learn more about employment opportunities at RTP.

Companies in the area that have hired CME students:

Winona Surrounding Area


Benchmark Electronics
Coda Composites Company
CPI Core Molding
Natural Process Design
TRW Automotive Electronics
Ticona Celstran
We-no-nah Canoe



Advanced Fiber Products, Onalaska, WI
Geotek, Inc., Stewartville, MN
Miken Sports, Caledonia, MN
Plasticert, Lewiston, MN
Strongwell, Chatfield, MN
Trane, LaCrosse, WI


SciTechsperience - Please take a few minutes to register and start applying for internship programs funded by MN DEED and managed through the MN High Technology Association. (on-going)

Current Postings

Winona, MN
Engineering Intern - Summer 2024
Posted: Oct. 16

University of Central Florida (UFC)
Orlando, FL
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - 10 open positions
Posted: Oct. 19

Older Postings

Winona, MN
Summer Interns (PDF)
Posted: Oct. 28, 2022

Raytheon Technologies 
McKinney, TX
Summer 2023 Intern: Materials & Process Engineer 
Posted: Oct. 25, 2022

Cirrus Aircraft
Duluth, MN
2023 Materials & Process Engineering Intern
Posted: Sept. 16, 2022

Scaled Composites
Mojave, CA
Summer Intern (PDF)
Posted: Sept. 16, 2022

Apple Valley, MN
Manufacturing Engineering Internships
Paid internships, June 6 – Aug. 26
Posted: May 3, 2022

Olmsted County
Seasonal Opportunities – Public Work (PDF)
Posted: April 13, 2022

Design Tanks, LLC
Sioux Falls, SD
Summer Intern
Posted: April 13, 2022

Winona, MN
Product Development Engineer Intern
Posted: March 1, 2022

MRA Systems, LLC
Middle River, MD
Summer Intern
Posted: March 1, 2022

Iowa State University and Washington State University

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018 (on-going)

Composite Materials Engineering Internships

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 (on-going)

U.S. Army Research Lab
Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program
Posted: on-going

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Summer Research Program
Posted: (on-going)

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
Information and Application
Posted: Feb. 13, 2017 (on-going)

Paid Internships
Posted: Jan. 30, 2017 (on-going)

Vanderbilt University
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanoscience and Engineering
Posted: Nov. 22, 2016 (on-going)

Purdue University - Indiana
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Posted: Jan. 19, 2016 (on-going)

DHS Education Programs
DHS-STEM Summer Internship Program - various opportunities
Posted: Nov. 29, 2012 (on-going)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
UREP Program
Posted: Oct. 10, 2011 (on-going)

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (on-going)

Summer Internship opportunities - various deadlines
Posted: Feb. 4, 2013 (on-going)

National Science Foundation
Research Experiences for Undergraduates - various opportunities and deadlines
Posted: Nov. 10, 2011 (on-going)

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