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.

Winona, MN
Quality Engineer
Posted: May 3

Milwaukee Composites
Cudahee, WI
Project Engineer, 0 – 3 years of experience (PDF)
Project Engineer, 2 – 5 years of experience (PDF)
Posted: April 13

New Ulm, MN
Manufacturing Technology Engineer
Note: New graduates encouraged to apply
Posted: April 13

Burleson, TX
Extrusion Engineer (PDF)
Posted: April 4

GE Renewable Energy/LM Windpower
Greenville, SC
Lead Blade Improvement Engineer (PDF)
Posted: April 4

St. Louis, MO
Product Engineer (PDF)
Posted: April 4

Polygon Company
Walkerton, IN
Composites Applications Engineer
Posted: April 4

Carbon Core
Troy, VA
Production Manager
Posted: Feb. 17

Winona, MN
Supplier Development Engineer 
Posted: Feb. 11

Winona, MN
Quality Engineer 
Posted: Feb. 11

InTech Defense L.L.C
Chantilly, VA
Composites Engineer
Contact Samantha Mallard at
Posted: Feb. 11

Tillges Certified Orthotic Prosthetic Inc.
Maplewood, MN
Entry-Level Composite Engineer (PDF)
Contact Alysa Braaten at
Posted: Jan. 28

Faculty Position
Minnesota State College Southeast 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

Design Tanks, LLC
Sioux Falls, SD
Mechanical Engineer (PDF)
Posted: Dec. 10, 2021

MRA Systems, LLC
Middle River, MD
Quality Engineer
Posted: Dec. 7, 2021

BCS Automotive Interface Solutions
Winona, MN
Manufacturing Engineer (PDF)
Posted: Nov. 2, 2021

La Crosse, WI & Clarksville, TN
Mechanical/Industrial/General Engineering Co-Op postings (10 openings). Relocation assistance, competitive wages, and academic credit if desired.
Posted: Oct. 28, 2021

University Of Delaware Center For Composite Materials
Newark, DE
Research Technician
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Posted: Oct. 11, 2021

Johnson Creek, WI
Automation Engineer (PDF)
Process Engineer (PDF)
Quality Engineer (PDF)
Safety Engineer (PDF)
Posted: Oct. 11, 2021

Salt Lake City
UT Sr Composite Engineer
Posted: Aug. 2, 2021

Mojave, CA
Posted: June 8, 2021

Essex Industries
Mineville, NY
Composite Technician (PDF)
Posted: June 1, 2021

Boeing (on-going)
Composite Materials Engineering Positions

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017

Hexcel Early Career Program (on-going)
Hexcel Early Engineer Career

Posted: Oct. 13, 2016

Boston Scientific, various locations (on-going)
Composites Engineers

Posted: April 28, 2016

HAWORTH (on-going)
Various Engineering Positions

Posted: Jan. 15, 2016

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

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

You can also explore the largest career networks for college and recent graduates, AfterCollege. They help students explore jobs and internships.

General Openings

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)

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

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

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

Winona, MN
Product Development Engineer Intern
Posted: March 1

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

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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