Intern - Mechatronic Engineer for prototyping in R&D
What's the role?
Bring your out-of-the-box thinking and hands-on attitude on board and help us develop conceptual products of the future. Your task will be to ideate, develop and evaluate prototypes of Hilti construction consumables. You will be working in a diverse group of innovative structural, mechatronic, ergonomic and electronic engineers. We are seeking for curios and talented students to help us keep on moving in the right direction.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration between 6 and 12 months.
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?
As intern in our department you will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on the future of construction consumables. You’ll work closely with our experts to develop prototypes of mechatronic devices for Hilti applications.
Your key responsibility will be to supporting implementation of IoT and smart features into next generation of construction consumables. You will directly contribute to technology projects by developing functional demonstrators as well as evaluating them in lab experiments. The work will involve lots of hands-on sensor, electronics and code testing and optimization as well as engineering investigation into properties of developed solutions.
What do we offer?
We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.
You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.
We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.
What you need is:
- Final year of Bachelor or Master engineering student: Mechatronic, Robotic, Mechanical, Automation, Electronic or equivalent.
- First practical experience with sensors and measurement techniques.
- Basics of microcontrollers, i.e. Arduino.
- Fundamentals of C/C++.
- Basic Android programming.
- Willingness and creativity in finding solutions for interdisciplinary technical challenges.
- Passion for innovation and product development.
- A proactive approach and self-reliant personality.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with excellent English skills (German skills advantageous).
We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.