Electrical Engineering Intern


Key information

Electrical and mechatronics
Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Twinsburg, Ohio, UNITED STATES
Internship / Student, Part-time, varies
College/ Technical Diploma/ Associates Degree
First experience

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a CO-OP student to be part of the engineering team designing safety-critical electrical generation systems for airplanes and helicopters. The ideal candidate will enjoy taking on difficult technical problems involving both hardware and software under guidance from senior engineers.

The CO-OP position will be available for the Spring 2020 Semester: January – May or January – August.
This can be a Part-time or Full-time role.
The goal would be for the CO-OP to return over several semesters.
With an end goal to develop Safran's talent pipeline for full-time hiring.

Job Location: Twinsburg, Ohio

Job requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • • Working towards a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics Engineering, or equivalent at an accredited university
  • • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.


  • • Passion for systems that are composed of hardware and software
  • • A desire to work in the aerospace industry
  • • Coursework or experience in hardware/software design, circuit design, digital design, and electronics
  • • A desire to develop into an engineering leader
  • • Coursework or experience developing in Python, Java, C/C++, or similar language
  • • Academic or professional experience using electrical equipment such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes
  • • Desire to develop safety-critical hardware for aircraft hardware
  • • Strong communication skills
  • • Team player with a highly pro-active and positive attitude with ability to work on own or in a team as needed

Preferred Skills:

  • • Past co-op/intern experience
  • • Experience developing software for microcontroller
  • • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • • Experience developing software in C or C++
  • • Participation in extracurricular activities on campus

Complementary description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Design analog and digital circuitry for aerospace controllers and electronic hardware.
  • • Design and development of embedded microprocessors circuits.
  • • Debug systems that consist of both software and hardware.
  • • Cognizant of circuit simulation tools such as P-spice for the validation of circuit designs.
  • • Cognizant of system dynamic simulation for system dynamic response and evaluation.
  • • Familiar with high-level and assembly language programing associated in the development of mixed circuity.
  • • Cognizant of power electronic architectures utilizing power devices such as MOSFET's and IGBT's.
  • • Development and test of mixed circuity system in a laboratory environment.
  • • Apply continuous improvement principles to increase efficiency and product innovation.
  • • Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture;
  • • Other duties may be assigned.

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Specificity of the job

No job-related travel required

Company information

Safran Electrical & Power

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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