Intern or thesis student - Surface and corrosion protection
What's the role?
Corrosion protection is key for all our fastening and installation products. You support the scientific and technical work in our competence area corrosion protection and work in our laboratories. Your tasks are planned and executed together with one of our experts. Besides testing the corrosion protection of the products you evaluate the results using modern metallographic equipment. You will document the findings in technical reports.
Start date: September 2019 for 3-6 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 some 29,000 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 are part of the materials research team. You will be working closely with our experts on evaluation of modern materials and corrosion protection coatings as well as on the topic of hydrogen embrittlement of high strength materials.
Your key responsibilities will be the planning and execution of laboratory corrosion tests and basic material characterisation (metallography) of our fastening and installation systems as well as the preparation of the necessary process chemicals.
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:
- You are studying material science, chemistry or similar.
- You are interested or you have experience in working in a laboratory environment
- You are open for new ideas and you want tor work in an international team
- A proactive approach and self-reliant personality