Intern: Mechanical Engineer

Position Overview:
The Climate Corporation is looking for a mechanical engineer intern to join our Science team at the Solum Labs, Ames, IA site. Solum is a leading soil and services market laboratory dedicated to serving precision agriculture customers through a full service lab in Ames, IA. Solum is continuously introducing improved soil testing measures by investing heavily in innovative science-based practices and advanced technology to improve soil related decisions. Through the "field moist" soil analysis process Solum is able to deliver more accurate results to growers, thereby increasing yields and saving input dollars. www.solum.ag
What You Will Do:
Develop mechanical and electromechanical systems by studying existing process capabilities and limitations.
Confirm new system capabilities by designing feasibility and testing methods.
Utilize SolidWorks to design and produce technical drawings of experimental systems.
Read and interpret documents: safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, etcetera.
Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
Perform other duties as assigned or needed.
Basic Qualifications:
Current college enrollment in mechanical, agricultural or related engineering program.
Experience using Solidworks or equivalent software.
Mechanically adept with hands-on experience using hand and power tools
Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and unknown variables.
Able to Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Write routine reports and correspondence.
Speak effectively before employees of the organization.
Ability to communicate in a high pressure environment.
Ability to work in teams or independently.
What We Offer:
Our environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with a diverse set of top engineers, agronomists, and statisticians working together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.
We offer competitive pay and perks.
You'll get 1:1 mentoring from a talented and motivated employee on your team.
You'll have the opportunity to work on real projects with experienced employees and have a direct impact on the company. (Our internships are not summer camp!)
You'll have the amazing opportunity to participate in one of our Biotechnology Tours where you get out of the office and into the field (literally) with agents and farmers.
About Us:
The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, aims to help all the world's farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView? digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing together seamless field data collection, advanced agronomic modeling and local weather monitoring into simple mobile and web software solutions, Climate FieldView? Prime, Climate FieldView? Plus and Climate FieldView? Pro give farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit www.climate.com or follow the company on Twitter@climatecorp.
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