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Intern – Database implementation and Test Engineer support (m/f/x)

What's the role?

As an intern, you will be part of the R&D Team and contribute to the improvement of the system testing infrastructure of the Business Unit Measuring.
Additionally of contributing to the qualification of our products, you will have the opportunity to lead the definition and implementation phase of the testing database.

Start date is flexible (ideally from March 2023) based upon student's availability, duration between 8 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?

Testing is a process that generates and consumes large amount of data. It is therefore important to have a robust data management system to ensure efficiency, consistency, and ease of retrieval.
As an intern, you will be responsible of the Database implementation initiative of the System testing department. Your main activities will be to:

  • Work closely with the Test managers and the Lab Manager to understand the different test setups and the data generated.
  • Define the requirements and the data models.
  • Present the definition phase outcome to the R&D management.
  • Start the implementation phase.
You will also contribute to the qualification of different products. It will allow you to:
  • Understand how to define a test plan
  • Use advanced test setups (measurements of accuracy, vibration, …)
  • Support the development of test setups
  • Support the analysis of test results 

To give you an idea of the products we among others are working on you can follow the short link here: DEMO of the Hilti rotating lasers PR 300-HV2S, PR 30-HVS and PR 2-HS - YouTube

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 Master student in Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Programming skills in one or more scripting languages including Matlab, python
  • Knowledge with database technology and architecture
  • Experience in handling laborator y instrumentation equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters…)
  • Good communication skills, with excellent English and interpersonal skills

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more 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.

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