What's the role?
Your task is to ideate on new visionary product concepts for fastening solutions that enable innovative and sustainable construction methods. Existing concepts need to be evaluated and using creativity methods new concepts are developed. That is followed by a corresponding proof-of-concept prototype that is tested under laboratory and job-site conditions. This is an interdisciplinary technology task with focus on hands-on mentality and the spirit to think outside the box.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration between 6 and 12 months
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.
With 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
What does the role involve?
As intern in our department you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary research team working on the challenges of tomorrow. You’ll work closely with our experts on developing innovative connection principles for timber and concrete building systems. Thus enabling a circular and more sustainable construction industry.
In your key responsibilities, you will significantly contribute to generate new innovative product concepts. Including proof-of-concept by designing and developing a functional demonstrator and finally testing and improving the applied solution in our lab. You will use your hands-on mentality to bring visions to life including interdisciplinary engineering activities, e.g. ideation for solutions, mechanical design, structural calculations and interdependencies with the connections, mechanical laboratory work, data processing and analysis, enhancing usability, etc
Hilti’s corporate research brings together international experts from various fields dealing with cutting edge technologies as their everyday business.
What do we offer?
We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.
You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.
We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.
What you need is:
- Bachelor’s degree and currently studying master student in Engineering (civil, mechanical) with interest in subjects related to materials and structures
- Experience in construction beneficial (e.g. wood engineering, design office…)
- Willingness and creativity in finding solutions for interdisciplinary technical challenges
- Passion for innovation and product development
- A proactive approach and self-reliant personality
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with excellent English skills (German skills advantageous)
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. We’re interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.
We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.
Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.