We invest a great deal of time and energy into our intern hiring process at KMI. As one of the areas fastest growing companies, we continually have new and exciting opportunities for candidates seeking a fulfilling career and our competitive internship program is no exception.

intern hiring process at kmi

KMI 2019 summer interns from left to right: (Back) Adam Davis, Cooper Gramling, Rodney Haywood, & Max Green. (Front) Dylan Palmer, Irene Braun, Jessalyn Friederick, & Trent Mulnix.

The goal of our internship program is to serve as a pipeline for sourcing talent and to open the door to potential candidates pursuing a career in fabrication. It’s another avenue for our team to recruit future full-time employees while also teaching and exposing students to hands-on experience.

“Our internship program is unique in that we strive to provide students with projects that our current employees are working on. We want them to have the opportunity to see what it’s like working at a sheet metal fabrication company,” said Melissa Palmer, Human Resources. “Creating long-term working relationships and focusing on our employees is part of our core value system at KMI and we hope to offer that same value to our interns.”

A unique aspect of our employment process is that we seek to hire candidates committed to creating a long-term career within our company. Our employees are our greatest business asset and we work to create an environment that reflects that. When you join our team, you become part of the KMI family where positive relationships amongst leadership and their teams is encouraged. Our hope is that this will help to improve employee’s individual skills and encourage professional development. Several of our supervisors and members of our leadership team started their careers in the warehouse and worked their way to management.

Interns bring a new perspective and fresh ideas to KMI. We offer internship opportunities in all departments including; shop floor, engineering, shipping, marketing, and human resources. Because of the variety of positions we are able to offer, we accept students from any collegiate grade level.

If you’re a college student interested in pursuing an exciting career at the area’s leading sheet metal fabrication company, send us your resume at myfuture@kmienclosures.com and learn more about the intern hiring process at KMI. Fabricate your future with us.


Koester Metals Inc. (KMI) is a world-class supplier of precision sheet metal fabrications and high-quality enclosures, offering unmatched product consistency, repeatability, and quality. KMI’s knowledge, services, and processes are structured to improve product quality, reduce cycle times and ultimately cut costs offering the most sustainable and cost-effective solutions on the market. Whether you’re a company with sheet metal fabrication or enclosure needs, or looking to start a fulfilling career, contact KMI and fabricate your future with us: www.kmienclosures.com