Intern, Thermo-fluids engineer, Drive-unit – Summer 2024

Newark, CA
Hardware Engineering – Powertrain Engineering /
/ On-site
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We are currently seeking an Intern, Thermo-fluids engineer, Drive-unit. This position requires someone who has a deep knowledge of fundamentals of fluid dynamics, heat transfer,CFD analysis and testing.Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 


    • Work on CFD projects that consist of tasks including but not limited to - CAD modeling, geometry cleanup, meshing and CFD simulations of motor designs. The study may contain a sub-component part, or the full motor design. 
    • Collaborate with the cross functional teams, including Drive unit design, Electromagnetic, System modeling and Test teams. 
    • Ability to work on experimental thermo-fluids analysis, which contains tasks related to test setup, calibration, data collection, post-processing, etc. 
    • Build analytical models related to heat transfer and fluid flow mechanisms around motor thermals and the related components. 


    • Field(s) of study: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field 
    • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD Degree program at an accredited university 
    • Proof of enrollment in current or into next program (MS, PhD)  
    • Fundamental knowledge and passionate history of projects in heat transfer and fluid dynamics 
    • Understanding of heat transfer modes, fluid network analyses, and 1-D thermal modeling  
    • In-depth knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics fundamentals and experience with CFD tools 
    • Geometry cleanup skills in a CAD package (SpaceClaim/Discovery/DM preferred)
    • Experience with ANSYS Fluent and Workbench for meshing, solving, and post processing  
    • Understanding of typical e-motor cooling mechanisms 
    • Excellent communication skills with people of varying technical ability in your field  
    • Clear and concise documentation practices 
    • The capability to design experiments to validate your analysis and ideas
    • MATLAB, Python and related scripting knowledge 
    • Experience of fluid dynamics analysis using SPH CFD tools is a plus

Program Information:

    • Timing: May- August, or June-September pending class schedules. 
    • Duration of Internship: Our internship program is 12 weeks; the end date is flexible based on individual needs.
    • Work Location & Environment:   This position will be in Newark, CA, and is fully in-person.  The working environment will be a mix of lab & office work.
    • Relocation: One round trip flight to the assigned work location from/to permanent residence.  
    • Housing/Transportation: You must provide your own living arrangements and transportation in the local area.  
    • Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent on clearing a background check. 
    • Drug Screening: All offers of employment are contingent on passing a drug screen.  
    • Medical benefits: Dental and vision on day 1 for all interns working 32+ hours a week; medical for interns in California working 32+ hours a week. 

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