An active security clearance is a plus but not required. Because of contract requirements, applicant must be a US Citizen.

You will work to support the development of new generations of sensing and real-time processing and actuation technologies in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

As part of a small and dedicated team, you will be given immediate responsibility for designing and analyzing complex mechanical systems. You will develop designs from concept to production, with hands-on involvement to oversee parts fabrication, system assembly and validation testing along the way. Typical day-to-day work is done using CAD for design, along with analysis tools such as Excel and Matlab. Prototype part fabrication often occurs in-house, with larger orders outsourced to local vendors under the intern’s direct supervision. Once parts or systems become available, validation testing occurs on a regular basis at internal Artis facilities and at test facilities around the country.

Hourly rate dependent on education completed - generally, $21.50 - $24.00.


  • Self-starter who is willing to take on a variety of tasks
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong reasoning and math/science background
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • CAD experience preferred (Solidworks preferred)
  • Use of hand tools and measurement equipment preferred
  • Experience using basic fabrication equipment (mills, lathes, welders, etc.) preferred
  • Computer Skills: Should be comfortable with standard Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.); experience with Matlab and similar analysis tools preferred.

Work Environment

This position works in an office environment 50-75% of the time with remaining time spent in shop areas and indoor and outdoor testing areas.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with some flexibility.

Physical Demands

The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance on a ladder at heights up to 10 ft. The employee will be required to work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions. The employee will be required to occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Travel may be required up to 15% of the time.

Required Education and Experience

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Preferred Education and Experience

Have completed 2 years of education in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Has some experience working on a design team and/or experience fabricating and assembling prototype hardware outside of a classroom environment.