Mechanical 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 and will play an important role in the design, analysis, and testing of aerospace generators and RATs. Interns will typically have at least one significant project that they are expected to lead each term, but may also be given some smaller tasks in parallel that give them broader exposure to engineering activities.

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.

Location: Twinsburg, Ohio

Job requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • • Must be pursuing a technical degree in mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering at an accredited university.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • • Related work experience in an industrial or academic setting is a plus
  • • Experience with 3D CAD, FEA, CFD, MATLAB is a plus. SolidWorks, NX, Ansys, CFX, Fluent


  • • Passion for mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering, manufacturing, and technology.
  • • Capability and tenacity for solving unique engineering problems.
  • • Ability to learn quickly and a desire to keep improving skills and to teach others when possible.
  • • Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to organize thoughts, files, and data well.
  • • Team player with a highly pro-active and positive attitude with ability to work on own or in a team as needed.
  • • Hands-on skills. Demonstrated interest in building and testing
  • • Demonstrated high level of ability, leadership, motivation and aptitude.
  • • Solid technical judgement
  • • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with individuals/teams at all levels within the organization and with customers
  • • Knowledge of various aspects of mechanical, electrical or software engineering disciplines
  • • Strong organizational, administrative and reporting skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • • May require long periods of sitting.
  • • May require lifting less than 20 lbs.
  • • May require prolonged repetitive use of upper extremities.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical office environment requiring the use of typical office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.) Computer keyboarding, computer monitor and mouse use including reaching forward, grasping, finger and wrist manipulation and neck bending and turning; near vision is necessary for computer monitor use.

Complementary description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Work with Lead RAT Engineer to develop mechanical governor for regulating turbine speed.
  • • Work with Lead Generator Engineer to develop component and assembly designs for generators.
  • • Work with Aerodynamics Engineer to develop optimized turbine blade designs.
  • • Help develop test plans, fixtures, and methods, including work with wind tunnels, vibration rigs, and altitude/climate chambers.
  • • Work with suppliers and vendors to identify solutions for test rigs and production parts.
  • • Generate high-fidelity, robust 3D CAD models.
  • • Build and run computer simulations (CFD, FEA, and system modeling tools such as MATLAB).
  • • Learn to work within AS9100 aerospace quality system for engineering and manufacturing.
  • • Other tasks & responsibilities may be added as the intern's capabilities grow throughout each semester.
  • • Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture;
  • • Other duties may be assigned.
  • • Evening/night hours may be required.
  • • Extra hours may be required during business peaks.
  • • Weekend hours may be required.

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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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