Mechanical Engineering Intern, Summer 2020 at Apeel Sciences

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About This Role 

The Mechanical Engineering Intern will work with the Design Engineering team on the design, prototype assembly and testing of a new infrared drying system. Overall system design will be completed using Solidworks, taking advantage, as much as possible, of readily available short-lead time components for quick assembly. System testing will be completed to confirm appropriate drying of Apeel’s barrier coating product, on different types of produce.

What You’ll Do

  • Research infrared (IR) ovens and light sources, and associated optimal wavelengths for drying water
  • Use Solidworks to design components needed to assemble and test a prototype IR drying system
  • Oversee the ordering and assembly of the prototype
  • Construct and perform experiments to test the performance of the IR dryer
  • Iterate and improve the design as necessary based on test performance and other feedback
  • Communicate project status through regular design reviews and project updates

What You Bring

  • High attention to detail and natural organizational ability
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Experience with Solidworks part, drawing and assembly files
  • Enthusiasms to work within a high growth startup company and the desire to learn from more experienced mechanical / design engineers

 Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Please note that Apeel Sciences does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a resume or candidate without a signed agreement being in place, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire such candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted directly to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Apeel Sciences.

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Location

71 S. Los Carneros Rd. , Goleta, CA 93117

What are Apeel Sciences Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Apeel's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga and meditation classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Twice per month Friday company gatherings
Parking
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Apeel provides a corporate gym membership for its employees, or a monthly wellness stipend to apply towards gym of choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1500 annually for continuing education.
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