Weld Engineering Intern

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Fremont, California
Job Type:Full Time

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Job Overview

The Printed Electronics group at Materials and Integrated Device Technology Center of TE Connectivity, located in Fremont, California is seeking applications for a summer intern. TE Connectivity is the home of well-known brands of electric and electronic components for various applications including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, sensors, etc. The Printed Electronics group develops new functional materials and novel manufacturing processes for use throughout TE’s many business sectors. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who will perform hands-on work in a lab environment, assist development and validation of welding processes, design/build/maintain machinery and fixtures, conduct mechanical testing, failure analysis, sample preparation, material characterization and perform data analysis.

Job Duties:

  • Support ongoing R&D projects in development and validation of welding processes
  • Conduct destructive and non-destructive testing of welded samples
  • Assist in failure analysis and material characterization
  • Perform data analysis
  • Document experimental data, generate technical reports, give technical presentations

What your background should look like:

  • Pursuing a degree in Materials Science & Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field of study with the emphasis on welding and weld engineering
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical testing (tensile, lap shear, peel, etc.) and data interpretation
  • Fundamental understanding of the mechanics of materials and welding processes (primarily ultrasonic welding)
  • Demonstrated ability to define a problem, develop multiple approaches to obtain a successful solution
  • Write SOPs, document and interpret data
  • Ability to deliver given tasks on time and work efficiently within a team environment
  • Highly motivated individual able to learn quickly and work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  • This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permant resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience/knowledge in solid state welding (ultrasonic, friction/stir, diffusion welding) and fusion welding (laser, e-beam) processes
  • Experience with computer aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Experience in metallographic sample preparation, material characterization, optical and electron microscopy
  • Experience in failure analysis and fractography
  • Familiarity with ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy
  • Familiarity with basics of statistics, statistical process control, design of experiments
  • Experience with Minitab or JMP


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