Engineering Intern

Lightning eMotors
March 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20/hr
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Position: Internship

Reports to: Engineering Managers

Location: Loveland, CO

Division : Engineering

Pay : Starting at $20/hr

About Lightning

The Lightning team works with forward-thinking fleets to engineer, deliver, and manage full transportation electrification solutions, including vehicles, charging, data analysis, and energy infrastructure.

Lightning eMotors has been providing specialized and sustainable fleet solutions since 2009, deploying complete zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) solutions for commercial fleets since 2018 – including Class 3 cargo and passenger vans, ambulances, Class 4 and 5 cargo vans and shuttle buses, Class 4 Type A school buses, Class 6 work trucks, Class 7 city buses, and motor coaches. The Lightning eMotors team designs, engineers, customizes, and manufactures zero-emission vehicles to support the wide array of fleet customer needs with a full suite of control software, telematics, analytics, and charging solutions to simplify the buying and ownership experience and maximize uptime and energy efficiency.

Why join Us?

Here at Lightning, we focus on innovation, exceeding expectations, collaboration, integrity in our work, and respect for all.

We are a fast-growing public company which enables us to continue scaling our teams and capabilities while also maintaining our leadership within the commercial electric vehicle market. This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the team, working with like-minded professionals who are dedicated not only to making a difference in our world but also transforming the automotive industry.

About our Headquarters

We are headquartered in the heart of beautiful Northern Colorado!

Loveland is located just 45 minutes north of Denver/DIA; 40 minutes from Boulder; 35 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park; and only 15 minutes from Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University. Whether you are an art lover, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, wildlife admirer, big-city dreamer, or just want to get away, Loveland is the ideal location; and Lightning eMotors is grateful to be a part of this wonderful city.

Visit us at: www. to learn more about our organization and living in Colorado!

Position Summary

Lightning eMotors' interns work with various teams within the Engineering department including R&D, product design, controls, mechanical, testing, and systems. This role provides on-the-job learning and training within the Electric Vehicle industry with the goal of delivering broad experience and understanding of the EV space. This is paid, part-time temporary position without benefits. No college credit will be given as a result of completing this internship.

We have opportunities in the following areas:

  • Development & Test Engineering
  • Vehicle Integration & Release
  • Research & Development
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Thermal Systems, Platform, or Controls (placement to be determined at a later date)
  • Responsibilities

  • Inspect, assemble, and troubleshoot equipment and products while interpreting and following basic blueprints, diagrams, drawings, specifications, bills of material, and other written instructions
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Review and create documentation and work instructions
  • Assist in assembling test components for the lab
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Competencies

  • Technically minded: Capable of reading and interpreting drawings and prints as well as electrical schematics and drawings. Possess strong troubleshooting skills and ability to think creatively, outside the box.
  • Communication : Demonstrated ability to interact respectfully with all colleagues and customers. Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen intently to others.
  • Team-oriented : Ability to build strong partnerships, work on cross- functional teams, and assist others when needed while possessing ability to work independently as needed.
  • Time management : Be proactive, self-motivated, and possess ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, remain organized, and focused on work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Safety focused : You should keep safety in the forefront of your mind, demonstrating safe work practices and complying with safety procedures.
  • What we require:

  • Current college student, enrolled in an accredited community college, college, or university and seeking an Associates, Bachelor's, Masters, or PhD, OR
  • Recent college graduate, having graduated with an Associates, Bachelor's, Masters, or PhD within three (3) calendar years
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • What we prefer:

  • Course of study in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, etc.)
  • Formula SAE experience
  • Experience with CAD, PTC Creo, Simulink, or other related software
  • Desire to learn about and passion for EV industry
  • Schedule expectations:

  • Work schedule is Monday through Friday (sorry, no weekends)
  • Anticipated up to 26 hours per week, not to exceed 30 hours per week
  • Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Lightning eMotors is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, military or veteran status.

    Note: Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general, the duties and responsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive.

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