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Internship for Surge Arrester - Material Science / Production Technology (100%)

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Surge Arresters are found in a fast-growing number of applications worldwide. In our R&D department in Wettingen, we are developing the next generation of surge protection technology and products for a stronger, safer and greener power grid. We are currently offering an outstanding student the chance to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of insulation, composite, varistor and adhesive materials. In the frame of a six-months internship forseen to start in March 2021, you will be able to put theory into practice by contributing to one of our innovation projects.

Your responsibilities

  • Contribute to current research projects focusing on innovative material solutions and manufacturing processes
  • Develop and optimize material manufacturing processes from the lab-scale to production level
  • Analyze the prototypes and lab samples with various characterization techniques to obtain a good understanding of the relationship between process parameters, microstructure, and material characteristics
  • Literature survey
  • Evaluate and document findings and present test results to the team

Your background

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Materials Science/Engineering or a related discipline
  • Broad understanding of composite and adhesive materials (knowledge in insulation materials is of advantage)
  • Basic knowledge in engineering design and software tools (CAD etc.) is of advantage
  • Experience in laboratory work and know-how in experimental methods
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated mindset and ability to work independently
  • Highly conscientious individual with keen sense of responsibility
  • Fluent command of English, both written and spoken (German language is a plus)

More about us

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. Hitachi ABB Power Grids Switzerland Anne Julie von Niederhaeusern Talent Acquisition

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Location Wettingen, Aargau, Switzerland
Job type Full-Time
Contract Temporary

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