Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0019
Post Date 2/1/2019
Title Intern - Lighting Engineering
City San Marcos
State CA
Description We are a global leader in the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing industries. Driving our continued success is the combined energy and talents of the nearly 3,000 people on our team. Together, we create a diverse array of products that can be seen all over the world, from residential landscapes to national landmarks, stadiums, parks, hotels, and municipal buildings. Although we’re global, we’re family owned, and our casual, fun, and caring company culture is what makes this a special place to work.

Our Internship program offers real-world experience to complement your educational goals, our projects are extensions to what you’re learning in the classroom. Whether you’re pursuing an internship in Engineering, or Software Development, or something somewhere in between, we look forward to welcoming you to Hunter Industries and our Family of Companies.

Preferred Major of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Alternate Major of Study: Aerospace or Environmental Engineering

Brief description of the Intern's project:

The Intern will provide engineering support on a new product development project for the Holm commercial lighting product line. The Intern will be responsible for designing and testing a solution that meets mechanical specifications and thermal limits. S/he will be exposed to all aspects of an engineering project from cost management, tolerance analysis, engineering change orders (ECO), and regulatory compliance. In addition, the Intern will provide engineering support on sustaining projects for the FX Luminaire landscape lighting product line.

Specific goals and objectives for the Intern:

The main objective of the internship is to complete the design and verification of multiple parts during the design phase of a commercial luminaire project. This will require applying theoretical mechanical engineering knowledge to a real-world design problem. The other objective of the internship is to gain an understanding of how different business units within a manufacturing company interact with each other to achieve success.

What specific knowledge, skills, and/or techniques will the Intern learn?

The Intern will learn mechanical engineering design and analysis skills through a hands-on approach to product development. S/he will develop specific skills in SolidWorks CAD, Photopia Simulation, and 3D Printing. The projects will also include exposure to aluminum die casting, powder coating, sheet metal, and injection molded plastic design. The Intern will develop public speaking skills through a cumulative project presentation

How, specifically, will these knowledge, skills and techniques be taught?

The Intern will have a dedicated mentor for the duration of the program that will provide training in all these specific areas. S/he will collaborate cross-functionally with engineers in manufacturing, product reliability, regulatory compliance, and quality departments.
Requirements Qualified candidates must be students who are actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program; at a junior college or university.

Must be able and willing to work full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Must be available for the duration of the internship program.

For students at a University on a semester academic schedule:

Internship start: 5/20
Internship end: 8/23

For students at a University on a quarter academic schedule:

Internship start: 6/17
Internship end: 9/20

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