About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Voith U.S. Inc. (VPFS) is hiring for:

Intern, Press Felt Design & Application  
Appleton, Wisconsin

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Reasons you’ll love working here:


  • Flexibility with Work/Life Balance

  • Hybrid Schedule and Summer Hours

  • Dress for Your Day Dress Code

  • Great Compensation and Benefits Package including 401K with up to 5% Match AND a 3% Company Contribution to Start

  • Paid Time Off and 10 paid Holidays per Year

  • Climate-Neutral Footprint Worldwide

  • Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities

  • Health and Wellness Benefits


Career development: Plan on developing both professionally and personally. Voith Learning & Development, team creates classes, seminars, and beyond-the-classroom tools that help employees understand Voith’s culture, organization, values, and role in the world.


Benefits: Our range of offered benefits can include medical, dental, vision, life insurances, starting on first of month, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, service awards, tuition reimbursement, referral bonuses and more! Find out which benefits you'll get after you choose your role with us.


Life work balance: Paid time off starting at 16 days in your first year of employment plus 10 paid holidays.



  • Learn the press fabric production process. Understand the different products produced and how they affect various customer machines.
  • Update press fabric design workbook that includes internal machine drawings, procedures, and design specifications.
  • Analyze process data – both internal and external – to help with troubleshooting efforts and deliberate improvement projects.
  • Test physical characteristics of press fabrics – new and used – to develop product comparisons to be used in the application and design process.
  • Help develop processes and procedures to improve manufacturing or paper machine runnabilitiy.
  • Ability and desire to travel to local customer machines to observe press fabric installation, collect process data, and participate in customer meetings.
  • Participate in daily production meetings, weekly design meetings, and other information sharing sessions.



  • Pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Paper Science, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Programs
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Proactive with strong time management skills and the ability to work autonomously to deliver on deadlines



The Press Fabric Design and Application Team links the internal production of press fabrics with the success of our customers' machines.  The Application and Design intern will become a trusted member of the team by completing various projects that create the visibility of the press product line and how the product improves the paper machine.  The internship will be based at the press production plant with opportunities to visit customer sites in and around the Appleton, WI area.



* This job description is not all encompassing. It is intended to be only a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Don’t meet every single requirement but think you would be a good fit for our team? We encourage you to apply – your unique skills may be just what we need for this or other roles!


Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh