Research Engineer - Mechanical Systems Co-Op/ Intern



If you enjoy building innovative software and solving real world problems, you'll have fun working with us! Co-ops and Interns at Etegent get the opportunity to work on projects that make a difference in a wide range of exciting fields. Etegent conducts cutting edge research in areas such as:

  • automatic target recognition utilizing radar, multi-mode LADAR, image and vibrometry data
  • health monitoring of turbine engines and other assets
  • the development of tools to reveal hidden insights in massive, diverse sets of data
  • mechatronic product development

Etegent has a long history of working with co-op and intern students to help them achieve their professional goals. In fact, many of our full-time engineers began their careers with Etegent as co-ops or interns. We know first-hand the importance of providing co-ops and interns high quality experiences.



At Etegent, co-op and intern students get the opportunity to work closely with one of our researchers to help develop and implement cutting edge technology. The specific tasks will vary based on the project and the individual’s skills, interests, knowledge and aptitude, but may include design and construction of electronic circuits, software and test fixtures, as well as conducting testing and data analysis. In the past Mechanical Systems Research Engineer Coops and Interns have worked on projects in the following areas.
  • Developing and assessing a new breed of sensors that will enhance the performance, reliability, efficiency, and safety of aircraft engines. This project involves computer design and simulation, laboratory testing and data analysis, in addition to providing exposure to the advanced technology groups within some of the major aircraft engine OEM companies.
  • Working with an Air Force customer to improve and automate a laboratory facility that acquires radar, Lidar and video data on scaled, laboratory test objects.
  • Development of high-bandwidth, real-time, control hardware/software system for a state-of-the-art six degree-of-freedom motion simulation system which the Air Force will utilize to test seekers and inertial measurement units for next-generation hypersonic vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications


(Our expectations will vary based on the education level of the applicant.)
  • Exposure to engineering tools such as Matlab, C++, Simulink and Python.
  • Desire to work with lab equipment and machine tools.
  • Applicant must be eligible to receive a U.S. Security Clearance which at a minimum requires applicant to be a US Citizen. See: Executive Order 12968 indicates U.S. Citizenship requirement to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

(Our expectations will vary based on the education level of the applicant.)
  • Prior experience with Matlab, C++, Simulink and Python

The Candidate

More so than seeking a candidate with specific academic training and experience, Etegent seeks a special type of person; someone with an innate curiosity and passion for learning and understanding, tempered by a recognition of the pragmatic constraints inherent in developing real solutions to real problems. They are comfortable with abstract concepts and theory and can apply these to real-world problems. They conceive and implement fundamentally new approaches rather than just implement approaches gleaned from textbooks and technical papers. They are flexible and adaptable, having the desire and ability to learn new skills and theory in order to take on challenges outside their current realm of experience.

We are seeking very sharp, capable, curious, well-rounded, adaptable people who can learn and grow as required to confront the challenges at hand. An engineering student working to build a strong foundation in math and engineering/physics fundamentals, and with a true interest in enhancing their academic education through real world application will be a good fit for this position.

Additional Position Information

This position is paid and will be over 35 hours/week.

Majors Considered

Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Electrical Engineering


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