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VENDOR INTERN (6 months co-op)

Malibu, CA, USA Req #293
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

Intern - 3D Printing of Metals (6 months minimum)

EDUCATION DESIRED: Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field


Assist in the development of additive manufacturing technologies for advanced metal alloys, and support the entire manufacturing process from raw material production to coupon fabrication, material analysis and mechanical testing. Work independently, follow detailed instructions, and suggest improvements to existing processes. Position will require frequent technical communication with team members and customers, including oral and written reporting.Minimum internship / co-op duration is 6 months.


•Experience with additive manufacturing processes such as fused deposition modeling, selective laser sintering, or selective laser melting is ideal.

•Hands-on laboratory experience in the fabrication and characterization of materials and structures is highly desirable, including polishing, microscopy, and hardness testing.

•Familiarity with computer aided design (CAD) software is a plus


•Familiarity with good lab practices and safety procedures is desired.

•A background in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field is desired

•Course and lab work related to thermodynamics, metallurgy, welding, materials characterization and multi-stage materials processing is a plus.


•Applicant must be capable of working safely in a laboratory and performing extended analysis at computer workstations.

•Must be able to learn and safely operate materials analysis equipment.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Selected candidates will be hired through a temporary agency and subject to the agency's pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship
  • Malibu, CA, USA