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Intern - innovative Fastening solution for sustainable construction (m/f/x)

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?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.

What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 32,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.

At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.

We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

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

Luke, Intern: I’m incredibly grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with delivering a high-impact project that was the perfect vehicle for enhancing my interdisciplinary skillset and in particular, business acumen. For example, by engaging with an external partner company, whilst gaining a deeper insight into areas such as machine learning and software development. I strongly encourage anyone considering a placement to consider Hilti as an employer.

What do we offer?

Join over 2200 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln (Liechtenstein), or Buchs SG (Switzerland) is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

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.. design office in timber and/or concrete construction…)
  • 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.

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