Mechanical Engineering Intern



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
About us:
Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception to a broad range of applications from automated driving to industrial robotics, consumer electronics, consumer health, security, and beyond. Aeva is transforming autonomy with its groundbreaking sensing and perception technology that integrates all key LiDAR components onto a silicon photonics chip in a compact module. Aeva 4D LiDAR sensors uniquely detect instant velocity in addition to 3D position, allowing autonomous devices like vehicles and robots to make more intelligent and safe decisions.
Role Overview:
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering Intern to join our team for the summer (10-12 weeks). This internship offers hands-on experience in various aspects of mechanical engineering, providing a valuable opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world projects. The internship will be hands-on with designing, building and testing prototypes along with writing or modifying test scripts to gather and analyze data.

What you'll be doing:

  • Assist in the design, development, and testing of opto-mechanical and mechatronic systems or components.
  • Collaborate with engineers to create 3D models and detailed drawings using CAD software.
  • Build prototypes, develop test plans, execute testing, analyze data and present conclusions to upper management.
  • Contribute to project meetings and provide insights based on research and analysis.

What you have:

  • Pursuing a undergraduate or masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or Optics or a related field.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks preferred.
  • Hands on. Comfortable with test equipment, building prototypes and with the computer for developing scripts / test routines.
  • Sound understanding of mechanical principles and manufacturing processes.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.