• Electro-Mechanical Co-Op

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/21/2018 7:43 AM)
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  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



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    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


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    Engineering Co-Op students will primarily support the research and development of precision inertial guidance instruments for existing customers. Additional tasks will include supporting business proposals for inertial guidance instruments, development of automated in-process equipment, and process improvement.  It is expected that co-ops will contribute to projects that include electro-mechanical design, thermal model development, magnetics design, materials testing, electrical system design, hardware assembly, test, and debug. Specific projects include but are not limited to:  instrument component design using CREO 3 and ANSYS, collaboration with Draper’s prototype machine shop to determine machinability of components, working closely with Draper Technicians to build and test hardware, coordinating with Draper’s Center for Additive Manufacturing to produce 3D printed parts.

    Primarily, mechanical engineering students will work with 3D modelling software packages such as CREO 3 and SolidWorks and analysis software such as ANSYS or COMSOL.  Electrical engineering students are expected to work with programs such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, and Mentor Graphics. 



    Students must be available for a 6-month Co-Op commitment of January-June 2019.


    Mechanical or Electrical Engineering student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and hands-on experience required. Experience with mechanical design using CREO or Solid Works preferred. Intuitive understanding of the physical universe is mandatory. Additional desirable experience: Design, precision mechanics, magnetics, thermal control, electro-mechanical, fluids, circuit theory, machine shop interaction, technical assembly, Excel, LabVIEW, MATLAB, ACAD, Mentor Graphics.




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