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Industrial Design Intern - Ditch Witch

Production Engineering

Perry, Oklahoma

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Job Title: Industrial Design Intern| Brand: Ditch Witch

Who Are We?  

The Toro Company (TTC) 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. Ditch Witch (a TTC brand) is located in Perry, OK.

What Will You Do?

As part of the Ditch Witch® division of The Toro Company, this individual will contribute to industry-leading innovation in the development of Ditch Witch® products. The intern will work with and have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.


Interns will be assigned design responsibilities which will involve the development of new Ditch Witch® construction equipment.

  • Typical duties include design of the operator interface and external appearance features of product.
  • Generate design concepts through visual and verbal communication.
  • Assisting other designers by means of 3D modeling, rendering, and prototyping.
  • Actively participating in team critiques to share your design point of view.
  • Working with a cross-functional teams to meet the requirements of design and product goals.
  • Design research, sketching, human factors layout, physical mock-up development and 3D computer modeling.
  • Generate concepts for innovative products and features based on provided criteria.
  • Plan and participate in ideation exercises, engineering research, design, development, manufacturing, and other methods the team may discover to develop a successful product.
  • Collaborate with engineering, industrial design, technical groups, and others to develop, implement, and monitor the progress of a given project.


  • Located at the Ditch Witch® division headquarters in Perry, OK.
  • Regular, extended use of a computer and misc. lab tools on occasions.
  • Office environment most of the time, lab work for construction of mock-ups, trips to the shop and test fields.
  • Use of PPE: safety glasses, safety shoes, and hearing protection.

What Do You Need?

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

  • Must be pursuing a degree in Industrial Design, Engineering or similar field at an accredited College or University.
  • Digital and physical prototyping skills.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, 3D modeling and rendering skill, and a clear process that is visually appealing.
  • Some Solid Edge or other solid modeler experience required.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Keyshot and or Rhino experience required.
  •  Experience or demonstrated interest in rapid prototyping / model shop environment.
  •  Attention to detail, excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity.
  • Ability to deal with change and work in a dynamic environment.

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. 
  • Competitive Pay – anticipated pay $21.00 to $28.00 per hour and is dependent on year completed in school.

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. 

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Community

    Volunteering is an important part of our culture. We believe that a satisfying life comes from contributing at work and giving back to the community.

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