Intern - Optimization of drill bits for percussive hammer drilling systems
What's the role?
Investigate performance and wear behavior of drill bit prototypes under application specific mechanical and thermal loads as a basis for developing new drill bits with superior performance and robustness.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability (ideally October 2021 or alternatively February / March 2022), duration ideally 6 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 an intern in our department you’ll be part of a project team.
You’ll work closely with our experts to develop an optimized percussive hammer drilling system.
Your key responsibilities will be the analysis of drill bit prototypes with respect to performance and lifetime. You will plan and perform experiments to investigate drilling-, fracture- and wear-behaviour of new materials in drill bits and analyse material behaviour metallographically. Your activities will support the project team in developing new technical 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:
- Bachelor or master student in material science, physics or mechanical engineering
- Experience in material analysis
- Methodical and independent work ethic
- Passion for innovation and product development
- Strong communication skills, with excellent English and interpersonal skills
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.
Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.