Test Engineering Intern - Summer 2024

Number of employees

30

San Jose, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-27

Category: energy

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Internship

Experience required:

Intern

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable energy for industrial processes. 

Antora Energy's thermal energy storage soaks up excess solar and wind electricity and uses it to heat blocks of carbon so they glow like inside a toaster. This thermal energy is then delivered to customers as electricity or industrial process heat up to 1500°C, on demand. In short, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into 24/7 heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuels. 

Our future hinges on heavy industry. Antora Energy’s technology eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels for industrial heat and power, the biggest source of greenhouse gasses on earth. 

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. Join our team and do the most fulfilling and impactful work of your life on climate change.

At Antora, we’re on a mission to stop climate change. And we can’t do that unless we tackle the 30% of global emissions that come from industry.

Antora is unlocking zero-emissions industrial energy, cheaper than fossil fuels. Antora’s thermal batteries store energy from renewables as heat for days on end, delivering that stored energy as heat and power at the scale and temperatures that large industrial operations demand. We’re on a path to eliminate gigatons of emissions while strengthening domestic manufacturing, curbing industrial air pollution, and enhancing America’s clean energy leadership.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to a future where every industrial facility, everywhere on earth, is powered by abundant, low-cost, zero-emissions energy.

Position Summary

This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a cutting-edge research environment, contribute to meaningful projects, and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals in the field. Overall, this position will provide you with a diverse skill set and a comprehensive understanding of scientific research, materials science, and engineering principles. We are committed to fostering your growth and development throughout your internship journey at Antora. 

We are seeking a self-driven and passionate individual to join our solid-state thermal battery systems engineering team to deliver zero-carbon industrial heat and power.  We are a tight-knit team that values building lifelong relationships with humility and openness while having an impact and loving what we do.  You will collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to help operate, automate and maintain Antora’s R&D prototypes and test equipment.  This work will directly contribute to the commercialization of a first of a kind long-duration energy storage technology.

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Test Engineering Intern at Antora Energy, you will have the unique opportunity to work closely with our team of engineers on a variety of projects. Your internship project(s) can be tailored to your specific interests and ability to work onsite. Your key responsibilities may include:

  • Assist the test engineering team in operating and maintaining custom test rigs at Antora’s R&D hub in San Jose, CA
  • Build custom test fixtures and execute bench-scale testing of relevant subcomponents and materials
  • Work closely with controls and electrical team to maintain instrumentation lists and wiring diagrams, as well as control algorithms and software 
  • Work closely with mechanical design and advanced technology teams to design and execute high value experiments for product development
  • Evaluate and calibrate sensors and instruments for use in both R&D and product applications
  • Troubleshoot signal communications and data quality issues
  • Collaborate with mechanical, electrical, controls, and systems engineering teams to interpret product development goals and turn them into functioning systems
  • Maintain a high level of safety awareness and make continuous improvements to failsafe architectures
  • Work with a high degree of autonomy while remaining open to deliver and receive feedback

Key Qualifications 

  • Enrollment: Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an undergraduate or graduate program in Engineering or a related field
  • Mission: Strong motivation to address climate change through the work we do at Antora
  • Curiosity and Learning: A strong desire to learn new concepts and methodologies and work collaboratively with mentor(s) to achieve common goals
  • Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interpersonal Skills: Empathy, sensitivity, and ability to effectively interact with a broad and diverse range of colleagues
  • Solid knowledge of engineering fundamentals (thermal, fluids, electrical, structural) to support test engineering group with troubleshooting and data interpretation
  • Comfortable with hand tools (drills, saws, torque wrench, etc.) and characterization equipment (multimeter, gas sensors, microscopes, etc.)
  • Experience troubleshooting test equipment and coming up with quick solutions
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable providing and receiving directions and feedback from engineers and technicians across the organization

 Additional Qualifications Desired

  • 1+ year industrial experience with fabrication, testing and/or controls work in an engineering R&D environment
  • Familiarity with high-temperature, high-power industrial systems (energy, thermal processing rockets, etc.) in a fast moving environment with exposure to a wide array of subsystems (fluids, thermal, electrical etc.) and instrumentation (TC/RTD, optical sensors, load gauges, flow meters, etc.)
  • Experience with PLC programming and common communication industrial communication protocols (Ethernet/IP, Modbus, Profinet, HART, CAN, etc.)
  • Experience with software development using common development languages (Python, Javascript, C++, etc.)
  • Experience working with engineering teams to root cause failures
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate test priorities
  • Experience with fluidic and thermal systems, Solidworks, MATLAB, and data post-processing

Internship Dates

  • Group 1: Monday, June 3rd - Friday, August 9th
  • Group 2: Monday, June 17th - Friday, August 30th

Hourly Pay Range

  • $35 - $45 USD

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