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Pratt amp; Miller Engineering amp; Fabrication, Inc. Test amp; Development Intern in New Hudson, Michigan

Pratt Miller (PM) is a product development company in motorsports, defense, and mobility industries providing clients with product engineering and low-volume production solutions. Our range of research development, engineering, prototype manufacturing, test validation, and low-rate production capability help our customers bring their high-quality products to market faster.OVERVIEW: Test Development Internship to work with a small team of design engineers, test engineers, and test technicians supporting engineering related projects. This position requires gaining and applying engineering knowledge to solve real world engineering design, testing, analysis, and development problems on a wide variety of products in the automotive, defense, motorsports, aerospace, marine, and smaller niche industries. These efforts can be applied to short or long-term projects including virtual prototype development, component, system, and full vehicle testing, laboratory testing, engineering analysis, control systems, electronics, and product/system validation.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS SKILLS: Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to all of the following:bull;Support the execution of small, medium, and large laboratory and in-field (proving grounds (PG), desert, wind tunnel, thermal dyno chamber, racetrack, etc.) testing projects alongside more senior test engineers and technicians.bull;Good working background in Windows based computers and Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)bull;Ability to use CAD (NX, Creo, Catia, and/or SolidWorks) and PLM tools (Windchill, Teamcenter, etc.) to support test fixture design, drawing development, and manufacturing release processesbull;Ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writingbull;Ability to perform within a matrix organization and a dynamic and fast paced environmentbull;Must have proven multitasking and organizational skillsetbull;Work safely to comply with all business expectationsbull;Service-oriented mindsetEDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:bull;Working toward a BS in Materials Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering (or equivalent)bull;Preferably current participation in one or more SAE International collegiate design competitions (Formula SAE, Baja SAE, SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Formula SAE Electric, First Robotics, SAE Solar Car, etc.)bull;Highly self-motivated with the ability to accept direction and manage his/her own workload to achieve important deadlines with reasonable oversightbull;Mechanical skills including the ability to use all common hand toolsDESIRED SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:bull;Strong engineering fundamentals in all general automotive systems with hands-on, real world vehicle experiencebull;Basic working knowledge of data acquisition and instrumentation equipment and the ability to collect and analyze test data into understandable results and write technical test reports and presentations under guidance of more senior engineersbull;Skilled trades experience including fabrication, machining, MIG/TIG welding, and assemblybull;Vehicle logistics competency (trucks, trailers, towing, vehicle recovery)WORK ENVIRONMENT: (i.e., office, shop, PG/in-field/track, etc.)bull;Office work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elementsbull;Shop or laboratory work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautionsbull;In-field, PG, or track tes