Mechanical Engineering Intern
Lux Aerobot is a space robotics company creating a predictive digital twin of the Earth’s surface using a high-altitude platform consisting of long-endurance stratospheric balloons. Using the data collected, useful insights are produced using machine learning allowing for predictive analysis and insight.
We are currently seeking an intern studying mechanical engineering to work on the design, manufacturing and integration of our high-altitude platform and payload systems. The ideal candidate is independent, motivated, adaptable in the way they work and comfortable in a dynamic environment.
Working at Lux is different from other companies. Our staff gets to step away from the desk and work hands-on to develop and test industry-leading solutions for our clients—both nationally and internationally. As a result of the pandemic and the distributed nature of our team, the position will have a large remote work component but as this position requires working directly with the hardware access to the lab for 3D printing components and final assembly is also a requirement.
Our ideal candidate is an independent and driven individual who shares our passion for aerospace. The following is a list of responsibilities and the preferred skills set we foresee being the best fit; however, if you feel you can accomplish the duties associated with the role we want to hear from you!
- Design mechanical components and assemblies for HAP mechanical subsystems and test benches
- Assemble high-altitude platform structure and enclosures
- Manufacture gondola and enclosure components
- Write assembly instructions and manufacturing procedures based on established internal practices
- Suggest improvements to part design to enhance manufacturability and reduce assembly time
- Recommission high-altitude platforms after recovery
Skills and Qualifications
- A proven track record of project completion through deployment. This could include professional or personal projects.
- Exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities
- Pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at an accredited institution
- Strong interdisciplinary communication skills
- Experience with component design using CAD software
- Familiarity with rapid prototyping and manufacturing using FDM 3D printing
- Experience working with balloons, aircraft, rockets, or other aerospace systems
- Post-secondary technical training at a trade school or CEGEP
- Direct experience with rapid prototyping using FDM 3D printing
- Experience with Fusion 360
- Experience molding plastics, particularly latex and synthetic rubbers
Even if your profile does not exactly match the job description posted, we will still be happy to analyze your application to see if it is suitable.