Research Automation & Engineering Intern
DuPont Pioneer is looking for innovative and highly motivated engineering students to join our Research Automation and Engineering team for an internship during the summer of 2017 in the Des Moines metro area. The team has a variety of meaningful projects that will allow interns to gain valuable experience in hands-on electromechanical engineering. The projects will provide interns with opportunities to develop their skills by integrating classroom theory with practical work and will demonstrate their skills for future career opportunities at DuPont Pioneer.
In Research Automation and Engineering, you will have opportunities to do the following:
Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experienced engineering professionals in the development of projects. Develop an understanding of the DuPont Pioneer???s research processes and critical technology needs.
Conduct the appropriate discovery, design, fabrication, integration, deployment and support of engineering solutions. Work on projects within various areas of the company including but not limited to greenhouses, the insectary and high throughput labs. Work on projects including but not limited to mechanical, agricultural, electrical and software engineering.
Work on projects ranging in scope from simple hand tools and fixtures up to fully automated systems. Adopt and follow DuPont Pioneer's core values of safety, ethics, respect for people, and environmental stewardship both on a personal and business level.
Work in a business casual environment with flexible work/life opportunities.Qualifications:The following requirements MUST be met for consideration in this student employment program:
Currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
Minimum 2 years in a mechanical, agricultural, industrial or similar engineering program completed toward a Bachelor???s degree. Proven experience with 3D CAD software (SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, etc.). A desire to develop solutions in a hands-on atmosphere. Have the right to work in the U.S. without restriction. In addition to these requirements, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated the following core competencies:
Strong work ethic and the ability to work in cross-functional teams to deliver concrete project deliverables in a timely manner. Experience in developing and implementing novel ideas. Outstanding problem-solving, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing/verbal communication and presentation skills.