Intern or Thesis Student - System Modelling and Optimization for DX Products

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 12395

What's the role?

You’ll play an important role to bring major innovation in direct fastening (DX) product line by modelling and optimizing the complete application, including DX tool and consumables. You will investigate the working principles of the system in collaboration with our R&D experts and apply machine learning to find out the optimal design parameters. This position offers a gripping experience of cross functional role with simulation, testing and product development.

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 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’ll be part of a product development project. You’ll work closely with our experts to develop a new application for Direct Fastening.

Your key responsibilities will be improving an existing system model by collecting empirical, analytical and finite element results, validating it with in-house component tests, implementing a machine learning algorithm to optimize the system based on performance and industry regulations. Finally you suggest design proposals to the project team.

Here is an example of a DX tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOmehbHNd68 Here is an example of simulation of a DX pin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Rtx2hREMs

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, civil, aerospace engineering or comparable
  • Good knowledge of mechanics of materials and structures
  • Basic knowledge of statistics, machine learning and optimization methods
  • Interested in applied research for new technologies and next generation of products
  • 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).

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