Intern - Electrical Engineer for development of innovative drive concept

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 3649

What's the role?

You will be working in a cross-functional team newly founded to develop highly innovative products for construction industry. You will investigate novel concepts of high power drives and the associated electronics for power tools and drive their optimization strongly contributing to further differentiate our tools from the competition.

Start date and duration flexible to the student's availability.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

You predominantly will have to look into various electrical actuator concepts which implies a wrap-up of existing papers but particularly scopes the identification and investigation of one highly efficient topology. Adequate simulation work shall be carried out in order to underpin key findings. Subsequently electronic components shall be sourced and compared with regards to weight, packaging and costs. A crucial part will be the evaluation of compact semiconductor switching elements in terms of durability in the context of a pulse application. Finally a prototype of the most promising variant shall be built up which may be used for further tests. Located in Schaan at our headquarters, you will closely cooperate with leading experts and suppliers in the field.

We want your thirst to learn, courage to challenge and desire to improve things, including yourself

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.

Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.

Why should you apply?

Are you passionate about power electronics and adept in designing ultra-high efficient topologies? Are you hung up on setting up and optimise a simulation model which perfectly matches the test results in practise? Have you pored over the various fancy resonant topologies and derived your own conclusions? If you like to think outside the box, are keen on driving interesting topics and wish to further develop yourself in an inspiring atmosphere then get into gears and submit your application. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

What you need is:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Electrical Engineering or similarKnowledge in the field of high-current pulse power systems and linear drives will be an advantage
  • Experience in electrical circuit design, familiar with doing measurements, tests and prototype build-upAdept in deploying adequate simulation software
  • Passion for developing innovative solutions as part of an interdisciplinary, cross-functional team
  • High personal standard of performance and drive for resultStrong communication skills in English, German will be an asset

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