Available Position

Hill Engineering is looking for bright and passionate engineers to join its growing team.

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Sacramento, CA

Position description

A Mechanical Engineering Intern acquires limited knowledge and develops basic skills. A Mechanical Engineering Intern operates under direct supervision, but will be expected to work independently the majority of the time. The workday will be spent in office and laboratory environments. A Mechanical Engineering Intern in the organization may perform the following duties:

  • Apply prescribed techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria.
  • Collect data and gather information or documents.
  • Perform computations and analyses.
  • Perform basic design tasks.
  • Generate and modify CAD solid models.
  • Design and prototype automated devices.
  • Prepare written test reports.
  • Interact with other staff, vendors, and contractors.

Required skills

A Mechanical Engineering Intern shall be generally familiar with the basic concepts in the following areas and a detailed understanding in one or more area is expected:

  • Solid mechanics (e.g., mechanics of materials and machine design).
  • Linear motion and control.
  • Design and automation of mechanical systems.
  • Finite element analysis.
  • Computer programming (e.g., MatLab, C++, FORTRAN, C#, or VB.NET).
  • Operation of basic machine tools and test equipment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

A Mechanical Engineering Intern shall have strong computer skills including experience with the following software programs:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Solid Modeling software (Solid Works preferred).
  • Finite element software (ABAQUS and/or StressCheck preferred).

Education and experience requirements

Active and continuous full-time enrollment in a degree program is required.

Travel requirements


Typical physical demands

Occasional lifting and carrying of heavy parts and boxes up to 50 pounds will be required.

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