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Test Engineering Intern

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  • The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and be pursuing a degree in physics, chemistry, math, or engineering. They should have cross-functional technical knowledge, research experience, hands-on hardware experience, and data analysis skills. Attention to detail and previous knowledge of tunnel boring processes are preferred. Experience with Python, CAD software, and creating research deliverables is desirable.
  • The Test Engineering Intern at The Boring Company will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments to optimize the tunneling process and validate machine reliability. They will also develop data-based models for key tunneling parameters and communicate results to stakeholders. Compliance with regulations is also a crucial aspect of their day-to-day responsibilities.


  • High school diploma or GED and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in physics, chemistry, math and/or engineering.
  • Cross-functional technical knowledge (mechanical, electrical, software, research experience).
  • Experience conducting research - collecting data, analyzing data, hypothesize models, verify models.
  • Hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly and/or testing - can be in a professional, academic or recreational setting.
  • Experience analyzing data using software (Python, Mathematica, Matlab, R, etc.)
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of tunnel boring processes and related systems (excavation, ground conditioning, grout, tunnel lining, muck removal, etc.)
  • Previous internship experience or participation in Not-a-Boring-Competition is a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data using Python in Jupyter environment
  • Experience of design using CAD software, FEA software, PCB design software, and/or software development.
  • Knowledgeable in kinematics, thermodynamics, mechatronics, mechanism design, fluid power system concepts and design, dynamics, material selection, testing methods, and common machining and fabrication processes.
  • Experience in creating original research deliverables (papers, presentations, etc.)


  • Design and conduct experiments that serve to optimize the tunneling process (increase speed, reduce cost)
  • Design and conduct experiments that validate machine reliability
  • Develop data-based models for key tunneling parameters
  • Communicate with all stakeholders in the test process and clearly convey results and consequences
  • Ensure all systems are compliant with appropriate regulations such as MSHA, OSHA, NEC, NFPA, Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Location.

The Boring Company creates safe, fast-to-dig, and low-cost transportation, utility, and freight tunnels.

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Mission & Purpose

To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won't fall on your head. A large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew (just keep adding levels). The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company. Fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington DC in less than 30 minutes.