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Thermal Engineer — Intern (Fall 2024)

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • You must have a technical degree, hands-on hardware experience, US citizenship, and be willing to work in San Francisco. Bonus: CAD, ANSYS, electronics, and aerospace experience preferred. Apply even if you don't meet all criteria.
  • You will work on designing, evaluating, and testing satellite hardware/software, performing thermal analysis, and developing thermal solutions for various components. You will also plan and run thermal vacuum testing and collaborate with the integration team.

Off-cycle Internship

EngineeringSan Francisco

Description

  • Internships at Astranis typically last for twelve weeks, and are hourly roles designed for students who are currently enrolled at a four-year university. 
  • As an Intern, you will have an amazing opportunity to work on hard problems — we pride ourselves on giving everyone at Astranis a chance to do meaningful work on complex projects, no matter their seniority. Many past interns have designed and tested hardware/software that is heading to space on our first satellite, and many of them are now full-time employees at Astranis. 
  • If you have already graduated from a four-year university, please apply to be an Associate Engineer.

Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in mechanical, aerospace, or equivalent technical degree (e.g. physics or applied math)
  • A passion and enthusiasm for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch.
  • US Citizenship or Green Card
  • 40 hours per week minimum
  • Must be onsite in San Francisco 3 days a week minimum
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.
  • Bonus:
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with analytical software thermal analysis such as ANSYS and Thermal Desktop
  • Experience with electronics systems design and packaging
  • Experience (projects or previous internships) related to aerospace

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Bachelors
Masters

Area of Responsibilities

Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Work together with the engineering team to design, evaluate, build, and test satellite hardware and/or software.
  • Support design trades that successfully balance performance margins, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule.
  • Perform thermal analysis to varying degrees of fidelity (simplified to detailed) on a variety of different types of hardware such as propulsion components, batteries, high powered electronics, RF components, mechanisms, and printed circuit boards (PCBs).
  • Design, evaluate, procure and test thermal solutions such as heaters, heat pipes, thermal interface materials, and surface coatings.
  • Develop processes and procedures for integration and assembly which ensure thermal design intent is met. Collaborate with the integration and test team in the installation of thermal hardware as needed.
  • Plan and run thermal vacuum testing and verification at the component and spacecraft level.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Location

San Francisco