LiquidPiston

Engine Development Intern

Bloomfield, ConnecticutInternship
About the Job
Engine Development Intern, Spring/Summer 2020

LiquidPiston is hiring interns! Get a step up in your career by gaining broad exposure to an intense program featuring design, development, and testing of our novel rotary engines.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Please submit your resume here, and, in addition, fill out the survey questions at this link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMKKDFT

As an Engine Development Intern, you will work with Liquid Piston's engineering team in an R&D program aimed to bring a breakthrough rotary engine design to life.

Typical work will include the following:
  • Create and modify models in SolidWorks.
  • Perform FEA analysis.
  • Produce detailed shop ready drawings.
  • Communicate with machine shops.
  • Fabricate and procure engine and test bench components.
  • Participate in the hands-on assembly of prototype engines.
  • Conduct engine dynamometer tests.
  • Set up and maintain data acquisition equipment.
  • Modify test data post-processing software.
  • Document results through standardized technical reports.
  • Participate in weekly technical meetings.

Qualifications:
  • On track for BS, Master's, or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated interest in high-performance engines (professionally or not).
  • Specific design experience with SolidWorks.
  • Ability to work well in a small team environment, but also solve problems and learn independently
  • Solid understanding of Mechanical Engineering basics, emphasis on Thermodynamics, Design, and Manufacturing.

Helpful Skills:
  • Experience with GT Power, Converge, ANSYS, Labview, MatLab.
  • Experience setting up and running Mechanical/Thermal FEA studies.
  • Experience working in a machine shop.
  • Prior professional experience in R&D.

Compensation:
  • Approximately $2800-3500/mo depending on year in school.
About LiquidPiston

Based in Bloomfield, CT, LiquidPiston, Inc. is an MIT rooted R&D company poised to transform ten years of breakthrough thermodynamics research into the world’s most efficient and compact rotary Diesel engine. The company is funded by a mix of Venture Capital as well DARPA and Army Rapid Innovation Awards. The company is small, but has a big vision to transform combustion engines and hybrid electric applications as we know them.