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Internship

Mechatronics Engineering Intern [Fall 2024]

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Zipline

6d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • You have hands-on experience building mechatronics systems, strong CAD skills, and can work independently on complex projects. Anticipate challenges and communicate effectively to meet project goals. A "can do" attitude is essential.
  • You'll design, build, and test electro-mechanical systems, run reliability tests, collaborate cross-functionally, troubleshoot failures, and document your work at Zipline.

Off-cycle Internship

Software EngineeringSan Francisco

Description

  • The Powertrain team is a multi-disciplinary hardware and software team responsible for designing, developing, and testing the electric drivetrain at the heart of our life-saving drone delivery service, operating in some of the harshest environments on earth. 
  • Powertrain and Battery Mechatronics Interns at Zipline are responsible for performance and reliability testing from the earliest designs of a new system, to engineering validation strategies, root-causing issues, and much more. We need dedicated engineers to burn down risk and improve reliability in our system like their life depends on it, because others' lives do. If you thrive working with a fast-paced and driven team that focuses on only the most important goals, eliminates blockers, and executes with extreme practicality, keep reading!

Requirements

  • The most critical skill we’ve seen in prior entry-level candidates is robust experience designing and actually building multiple mechatronics systems outside of the classroom. This is the component of your application we’re most excited about, so please ensure that you’ve included this work in your application. Examples of things previous interns have built include submarines, solar cars in the Australian outback, electric boats and airplanes, rockets, etc.
  • You’ll bring solid mechanical engineering fundamentals for sizing parts and integrating into design with minimal help
  • You’ll bring automation experience from working with actuators and Raspberry Pi’s (or similar)
  • You’re well versed in CAD, and have designed multiple projects with it
  • You’ve worked on complex projects that require mechanical, electrical, and software design
  • You're quick to change direction when you realize you’ve made a mistake OR could achieve the same goal in a simpler way
  • You bias to action and communicate consistently with your team to ensure everyone is focused on meeting the project goals on time
  • You're excited to build on your design skills with brainstorms, design reviews, and failure mode analysis
  • You can anticipate, plan and schedule your own work
  • You bring a “can do” attitude, because we have a lot of vital work to get done and only work with people who are invested in solving critical problems

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Design, build, and run electro-mechanical testers to prove reliability of critical components like batteries, motors and propellers.
  • Design tests and their setups to match engineering specifications which includes interpretation of test procedures and diagrams, instrumentation, data acquisition, test article diagnostics and front line root causing.
  • Use 2D and 3D CAD tools to design parts, assemblies and fixtures based on sound engineering principles
  • Develop concepts and evaluate tradeoffs by using a first principles approach
  • Use resources creatively to design, build, and test prototypes to gather quick learnings
  • Work cross-functionally with other Zipline teams and suppliers to review designs
  • Root cause failures and develop a test to replicate the failure mode
  • Document your work so that others can easily understand key decisions made

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

San Francisco