Intern - Prototype Engineer in R&D
What's the role?
Your task is to ideate, develop and test prototypes for new visionary product concepts. Existing concepts need to be evaluated and refined, followed by a corresponding proof-of-concept under laboratory and job-site conditions. This is an interdisciplinary technology task with focus on hands-on mentality and the spirit to think outside the box.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration between 6 and 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 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 an interdisciplinary research team working on the challenges of tomorrow. You’ll work closely with our experts on developing mechatronic solutions to follow an idea all the way from scratch to a prototypic state demonstrating an envisioned workflow.
In your key responsibilities, you will significantly contribute to generate new product concepts. Including proof-of-concept by designing and developing a functional demonstrator and finally testing and improving the applied solution in experiments. You will use your hands-on mentality to bring visions to life including interdisciplinary engineering activities, e.g. support in mechanical design, programming, electrical and mechanical laboratory work, enhancing usability, etc.
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 Master student in Engineering (electronic, mechatronic) or Physics (or equivalent)
- Laboratory experience + theoretical knowledge with sensors and measurement technologies
- Willingness and creativity in finding solutions for interdisciplinary technical challenges
- 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)