As an Engineering Intern for PowerPollen®, the primary responsibility will be to assist engineers in implementing and supporting state-of-the-art systems which enhance yields in agricultural crops.

We are seeking individuals that are highly organized, willing to adapt to changing work conditions, self-motivated with a positive attitude, have a strong aptitude for problem solving and innovation, and are comfortable working independently or as a collaborator with high performance teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Aid engineering staff to create mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical system schematics, assemblies, specify parts, generate bill of materials, prototype creation including hands on fabrication, testing, and trouble shooting
  • Assist in preparing estimates and proposals and prepare technical reports
  • Take direction from and work under the mentorship of senior level engineering staff
  • Plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely fashion
  • End user testing and support during field operations

Requirements:

  • 2 years college level academics in biotech, agricultural, electrical, mechanical engineering, or related technology degree
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks, Pro E, OrCAD, Altium or similar CAD design software
  • Proficiency in MS Windows, Office, Access, Visio, and other related software packages
  • Strong analytical ability, a methodical approach to problem solving, attention to accuracy and detail
  • Aptitude and willingness to contribute on all levels of engineering projects
  • Familiarity with the seasonality of agriculture and commit to the in-season time requirements including long days and weekends (typically July & August)
  • Capable and interested in working in a fast-paced and diverse environments that includes indoor lab conditions and outdoor agricultural field conditions including high heat & humidity, insect exposure, uneven terrains, narrow and sight limited workspaces with active agricultural equipment in operation
  • Willing to travel as needed (primarily Midwestern US) to conduct technology integration and testing
  • Willingness to cross-train for other jobs within the organization as needed
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods
  • Ability to drive field / off-road vehicles for prolonged periods
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and protection of PowerPollen critical and proprietary assets including systems, equipment, and knowledge
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Previous Co-op/Internship experience with an engineering firm helpful
  • Prior farm, field, or agricultural work a plus

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

PowerPollen® is an equal opportunity employer.

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