Intern or thesis student – Technology innovation in fastening on concrete

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 14834

What's the role?

We’re looking for an intern with engineering background to join our fastener development team at the Hilti HQ. Your role is to bring innovative ideas in the field of nail fastening on concrete and prove your ideas in feasibility studies.

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 fastener development team integrated in business unit direct fastening. You’ll work closely with our experts to improve fastening quality of nails on concrete.

You’ll come up with innovative ideas on how we could predict the fastening quality on concrete. Your key responsibilities will be the organizational and operational part from idea generation to final feasibility studies including testing and validation. Your tasks will be handled in an international team and project setup including also the cooperation with Hilti plants.

Check the video to understand the concept of fastening nails on concrete – How to predict the quality of the fastening?

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 mechanical engineering, civil engineering or materials science
  • Required skills: Microsoft office, English; CAD beneficial
  • Ability to think unconventionally and to understand where detail-orientation is required
  • Passion for innovation and product development
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality

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