Spring 2023 Fabrication & Engineering Co-op/Intern

Cambridge, MA /
Operations /
The Engine is looking for motivated, fast-paced individuals who are proactive, creative, personable, flexible, and reliable — and who are excited to help build a tough tech community. We are looking for students to work during the spring term of 2023 and beyond.

About The Engine:
The Engine opened its doors in June of 2017 to founders of early-stage companies working on disruptive technology. Founded by MIT, The Engine’s mission is to provide capital, resources, and comprehensive support to help founders build the next generation of world-changing companies. We are growing to a new, state-of-the-art, 155,000 SF building in Central Square, Cambridge in September 2022.  Our building will include offices, meeting spaces, bio & chem labs, maker/fabrication space, and prototyping labs.

What is a Fabrication & Engineering Co-Op?
The Engine is looking for outstanding entrepreneurial engineers to work on our team to create and develop the engineering program within our new 155,000 SF facility. In this position you will help manage the prototyping labs and equipment, be responsible for reducing equipment downtime, and ensuring that our space is usable, efficient and safe. You may also work directly on engineering projects with the Tough Tech companies that utilize our space. With unlimited access to The Engine’s equipment and software, you will be able to apply your knowledge and creativity to push the limits of our equipment to both improve our space and discover new workflows. There is room within this role to showcase your engineering skills to help us optimize equipment and space usage. The ideal candidate will be a curious, multi-disciplinary engineer that is willing to tackle technical problems and see them through to completion.

The Fabrication & Engineering Co-Op will strive for operational excellence in every aspect of the role.

Areas of Responsibility

    • Perform weekly space, equipment, and tool organization
    • Perform a bi-monthly space, equipment, and tool audit
    • Calibrate and maintain engineering equipment (Mills, Lathes, Laser Cutters, FDM Printers, etc.)
    • Maintain and update equipment entries in our asset management system
    • Schedule and train users on how to utilize engineering equipment
    • Develop guides and protocols for all engineering equipment
    • Assist or lead engineering projects alongside companies in the space

Qualifications of an ideal candidate

    • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or a related field (or pursuing an alternative education in manufacturing or machining)
    • Experience in applying technical skills outside of the classroom (E.g., personal projects, prior internship/work experience, laboratory research, extra-curricular project teams,)
    • Experience with 3D-Modeling software (Solidworks, OnShape, etc.)
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Comfortable with using technical equipment as a: User, Teacher, and Learner

Additional Qualifications

    • Experience with programming (Python, etc.)
    • Ability to use image and/or video-editing software is a plus
    • Electro-Mechanical knowledge is a plus
    • Biomedical engineering experience is a plus
The Engine values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.