Intern or thesis student – R&D for Direct Fastening Systems (m/f/x)
What's the role?
Are you interested to further develop your engineering skills in a professional, dynamic and supportive team? Are you excited to investigate on technology questions and subsequently translating related findings into product improvements and new product concepts? Do you want to get a feeling how to create customer value with your engineering expertise? Your role in our team is to support our technology work to foster new product and application developments. In day to day business, you will create and evaluate concepts, design prototypes, conduct and interpret tests and present your results within the development team. Cross-functional communication with stakeholders in Marketing, Codes & Approval and Supply will give you valuable background to complement your product concepts regarding customer value on the one side and producibility and costs on the other side.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 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 intern in our department you’ll be part of Direct Fastening Development team. You’ll work closely with our experts to develop the direct fastening systems of tomorrow, following the whole development chain from idea to a functional prototype for a proof on concept and subsequent steps towards a serial product.
Your key responsibilities will be in the heart of product development. Based on requirements, you will create concepts and evaluate and rate them with the experts around you. Analyzing, designing, prototyping and testing in an agile way will help you to learn and re-fine your ideas until reaching design maturity. At the same time, you will be responsible for the communication with key stakeholders within your environment to sharpen requirements and integrate perspectives on cost and manufacturing technologies for future product visions.
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/Master’s student in mechanical engineering or comparable (civil engineering, mechatronics, …)
- 3D CAD-Modelling, Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel)
- Motivation for product development and hands-on mentality
- Familiar with an independent work style and ready to take responsibility in own area of competence
- Good communication skills in English (and preferably in German)
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.