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Mechanical Design Engineering Intern (R&D)

Manufacturing | Boston, MA | Full Time

Job Description

AeroShield is looking for interns for Summer 2023 and Summer-Fall 2023 Co-ops!

Windows are critical elements of comfort and productivity, but in the United States they cost $40 billion in heating and cooling energy. But what if we were no longer forced to choose between insulating our walls for indoor comfort and accessing natural daylight and beautiful outdoor views? New super-insulating material developed by AeroShield is designed to drop inside existing double-pane window manufacturing to create a window 50% more insulating – this can enable $10 billion in energy savings and >500 million tons of CO2 reduction (nearly half of current US homes’ annual emissions)!

We aren’t the only ones excited: founded out of MIT in 2019, AeroShield has established manufacturing R&D activities in Hyde Park (Boston), MA since March of 2020. The company has raised over $7 M in funding to begin producing prototypes and is working with 4 DOE national labs and has earned recognition in Forbes 30 Under 30: Energy

Position Overview

AeroShield’s R&D Design Engineering Intern(s) will have the opportunity to help design equipment and operating procedures related to our manufacturing scale-up. They will work closely with our R&D mechanical engineer and learn more about how we make aerogels, how we built prototypes for customers, and have the chance to see their designs and process changes implemented.

 We expect this internship to be hybrid, with some work (e.g. design, research) being conducted at home or out of Greentown Labs, and some work being conducted in-person at AeroShield’s manufacturing facility in Hyde Park, MA. 

Potential Internship Projects / Activities:

  1. Design lab scale experiments to prove large scale future designs
  2. Hands on work to build prototypes
  3. Designing and testing custom machined components for molding, racking and handling of large format aerogels.
  4. Design and manage build-out of prototype solvent rinsing system, with an emphasis on safety and reliability.

At AeroShield, we believe you do your best work when you are trusted to operate with a high level of respect and integrity. Our team members enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. All AeroShield internships are paid, and we strive to make sure you get the most out of your time with us as possible. We are a collaborative team that wears multiple hats, supports each other, and celebrates our successes together.

Background & Experience

Candidates for this role must be quick learners, excited about new technologies, and possess a technical background through school or work experience. Our preferred candidate:

-Recent grad or entering final year in a Mechanical or Industrial Engineering degree (see other postings for other majors).

-Has hands on skills assembling equipment or experimental test rigs, working with hand tools. Knowledge of manufacturing processes and basic DFM techniques a plus.

-Strong CAD and design skills in Fusion 360 or Solidworks. AutoCAD 2D a plus.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, CORI status, or disability.