Intern or thesis student - Prototype development for product testing
What's the role?
Your task is to plan, develop and test prototypes for specific product testing. Existing theoretical concepts need to be evaluated and refined from a technological point of view, followed by a corresponding proof-of-concept under laboratory and job-site conditions. This is an interdisciplinary task with focus on electrical measurement technologies and system integration.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 6 months and maximum up to 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 some 28,000 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’ll be part of an interdisciplinary research team working on the challenges of tomorrow. You’ll work closely with our experts to develop prototypic hardware and software solutions to enhance product reliability and safety.
Your key responsibilities will be ideation & evaluation of concepts for specific product testing, proof-of-concept by designing and developing a functional demonstrator and finally testing and improving the applied solution in comprehensive experiments. You will use your hands-on mentality to bring visions to life including interdisciplinary activities, e.g. mathematical proof-of-concept, ideation on relevant sensor principles, support in mechanical design and PCB design, soldering, programming of embedded solutions, electrical and mechanical laboratory work, data processing and analysis.
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’s degree and currently in the Master studies in Engineering (electronic, mechatronic) or Physics (or equivalent)
- Laboratory experience with electrical measurement technologies
- Creativity in finding and providing solutions for interdisciplinary technical challenges (hardware and software)
- 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)