Mechanical Engineering Intern

at 
Electra
Posted on 
20 Jan

Who we are: 

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

Internship Program Summary:

The 2023 Summer Internship Program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing majors in related fields.

The goal of the Program is to provide students with hands-on, industry experience while offering the opportunity to make valuable contributions at Team Electra.

In this role, you will:
- Perform testing and characterization of electrochemical cell assemblies and components
- Assist with assembling and testing Electra's novel electrochemical cells
- Assist with electrochemical cell validation efforts
- Assist with designing and assembling mechanical test fixtures
- Assist with technical documentation of cell build details, test results, and lessons-learned

Qualifications:
- Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering, or directly-related degree
- 3D modeling software experience (Solidworks preferred)
- Ability to interpret existing designs
- Ability to safely use hand tools, power tools, and other shop equipment (wrenches, saws, drills, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with coding languages (Python, Matlab, C++, SQL, etc)
- Familiarity with GD&T, manufacturing, and common material properties
- Knowledge of electrochemical cell components and fundamentals

What’s in it for you:
- Hands-on experience in an industry environment
- Opportunity to work on novel technologies
- Opportunity to collaborate with other teams

Compensation:
- The pay rate for this position is $30.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $33.00 per hour for graduate students

This internship is in Boulder, CO. Non-local candidates are encouraged to apply. However, no relocation assistance or coordination will be provided by Electra.

Job Description

Who we are: 

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

Internship Program Summary:

The 2023 Summer Internship Program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing majors in related fields.

The goal of the Program is to provide students with hands-on, industry experience while offering the opportunity to make valuable contributions at Team Electra.

In this role, you will:
- Perform testing and characterization of electrochemical cell assemblies and components
- Assist with assembling and testing Electra's novel electrochemical cells
- Assist with electrochemical cell validation efforts
- Assist with designing and assembling mechanical test fixtures
- Assist with technical documentation of cell build details, test results, and lessons-learned

Qualifications:
- Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering, or directly-related degree
- 3D modeling software experience (Solidworks preferred)
- Ability to interpret existing designs
- Ability to safely use hand tools, power tools, and other shop equipment (wrenches, saws, drills, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity with coding languages (Python, Matlab, C++, SQL, etc)
- Familiarity with GD&T, manufacturing, and common material properties
- Knowledge of electrochemical cell components and fundamentals

What’s in it for you:
- Hands-on experience in an industry environment
- Opportunity to work on novel technologies
- Opportunity to collaborate with other teams

Compensation:
- The pay rate for this position is $30.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $33.00 per hour for graduate students

This internship is in Boulder, CO. Non-local candidates are encouraged to apply. However, no relocation assistance or coordination will be provided by Electra.

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