Mechanical Engineer - Intern

San Francisco, CA
Shaper is developing a revolutionary line of computer-augmented power tools, starting with a handheld CNC router called Origin. We're looking for an eager Mechanical Engineering intern to join us for 10-12 weeks over Summer 2020 at our San Francisco HQ. 

You’ll work with Shaper’s HW team on a variety of tasks including new product prototyping, reliability and performance testing and more! 

At Shaper, interns are given real deliverables that impact our ability to manufacture and design new products - all interns are expected to contribute to our company’s success in the same way we expect our full-time employees to.

The Job

    • Work directly with with the Mechanical Engineering team on design and development of new ideas and prototypes
    • Work with the product performance team to conduct experiments and run tests to analyze and improve product performance 
    • Design and build fixtures to facilitate reliability and factory testing


    • Are actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study
    • Have a strong understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering principles and an intuition for good engineering design 
    • Have experience building 3D CAD models (Solidworks, CREO, etc) 
    • Have some experience with creating and releasing 2D drawings and a basic understanding of GD&T principles
    • Have worked with rapid prototyping tools (3D printing, laser cutting, milling, turning, etc) Have a basic understanding of mass manufacturing methods for common materials used in consumer products
    • Have working knowledge of data analysis tools (such as MATLAB, R, Python, etc)
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
    • Are excited to explore an entirely new field and develop products that real users will depend on!

Bonus Points

    • You have built a CNC machine!
    • You (as an individual or part of a group) have designed and built a product from idea to final prototype
    • You love working on robots
Sharing a portfolio/website that reflects past work and projects is a huge plus.