For Summer 2022
As a Materials Print Engineer Intern, you will aid our team to continuously improve our existing FFF material set and bring new plastic and composite materials through qualification and out into the market. You will run print test suites in an effort to bring new materials to the launch phase. To do this you will use your materials know-how to look at structure-property relationships, make suggestions on changes to raw materials, and modify printing profiles. Perhaps you will end up tweaking software or changing the rheology of the filaments to get the perfect prints. You will work directly with a team of materials scientists and print engineers and contribute to a collaborative and productive work environment. This role will be focused on the plastics and composites side of our business.
Opportunities Abound for our Interns!
Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of activities our interns will engage during their time with us...
- Print & design composite material test suites, with statistically meaningful analysis
- Perform experiments and use results to inform and develop improvements in materials, software, and/or hardware for better properties, robustness, and reliability
- Make hypotheses and determine several ways to test them
- Root cause 3D printing phenomena
- Record data, summarize findings, and present results
- Create easy to follow and detailed documentation
- Maintain composite printers and testing devices
- Comply with safety and protective equipment regulations
Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit, but are not currently listed. Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%. The point were getting at, it doesnt hurt to take a chance and apply!
What you have:
- Working toward a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
- Practical and theoretical knowledge of plastics and composites
- Takes ownership of tasks and has strong attention to detail
- Creative problem solver
- Ability to multitask
- Familiarity with CAD (Solidworks preferred) and 3D printing
- We use Apple computers and G-suite collaboration tools. While experience with these tools is not required, the ideal candidate will be excited to broaden their knowledge and embrace change.