Workplace: Québec City, preferred
Type: Full-time paid internship
Start Date: Q1 of 2022

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 seeking a Mechanical Engineering Intern to lead the design, analysis and development of our next-generation balloon platforms. In this role, you will join our innovation team, helping to develop projects from concept to completion.

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!

Job Details

  • Full-time paid internship
  • Location: Québec City, preferred
  • Starting in Quarter 1 of 2022

Responsibilities

  • Development of mechanical design concepts for high-altitude balloons
  • Validation and optimization of design through FEA and hand calculations using principles of solid mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics
  • Integration of sensors, antennas, cameras, and other hardware alongside our electrical and software engineers to ensure optimal performance during launch, operation, and recovery of our payloads
  • Develop and execute testing of prototypes for aerospace conditions
  • Assist in the maintenance of documentation on the system in adherence to local high altitude ballooning standard
  • Lead vehicle fabrication, assembly and testing for the Lux fleet of balloons
  • Coordinate with local and international suppliers to order and integrate both custom and off-the-shelf components

Skills and Qualifications

  • Has completed or is working towards a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or related field
  • Previous internship or project experience in mechanical engineering design
  • Proven track record of project completion from design to deployment 
  • Strong CAD experience (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Experience in prototyping, machining, and physical assembly
  • Familiarity with FEA and other analytical tools (MATLAB, Excel, etc)
  • Knowledge of aerospace concepts and ability to apply them to design efforts
  • Strong interdisciplinary communication skills 
  • Effective in remote work
  • Supplier relations and supply chain management experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with working with balloons, aircraft or other aerospace projects
  • Strong FEA experience (thermal, structural, dynamic)
  • Experience in project management and leading technical teams
  • Hardware integration and electronics thermal analysis
  • Mechatronics experience in automating mechanisms

Compensation

  • Competitive salary 
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn’t a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great companies all over the world and you’ll constantly get to interact with people from these companies.

How to apply

If you have an interest in joining Lux, please apply using our form on the right with your resume, a motivational statement and an overview of one of your own projects in the Additional comments box. Even if the role description does not exactly match, we are more than happy to assess if your profile fits.

Submit your application

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