Internship in Polymer Technology (80-100%)
Baden-Dättwil, Aargau, Schweiz
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees, thereof 6,000 in Switzerland. www.abb.com
ABB Corporate Research, in close collaboration with varied ABB business areas, is developing the foundations for the next generation of ABB products. In Switzerland, ABB Corporate Research, located in the proximity of Zurich, employs 200 scientists from over 40 countries with expertise in automation and power technologies for manufacturing, consumer and process industries as well as power utilities. The Insulation & Polymer Technologies unit at ABB's corporate research center in Switzerland focuses on the development of innovative insulation solutions to be implemented in the company's next generation of products. We are currently offering high-caliber students the chance to join our multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of polymer technology. Internships are scheduled to commence in September or October 2018 and would cover a period of six months or, in exceptional cases, twelve months in total. This is an outstanding opportunity for you to put theory into practice. A better world begins with you!
- Contribute to current research projects focusing on innovative polymeric materials and production processes
- Extend your knowledge of polymers and electrical insulation applications
- Conduct independent research in the field of polymer technology
- Evaluate findings and present test results to the team
- Prepare intelligible documentation of results
- Degree program (official enrolment is essential) in Materials Science/Chemistry or similar discipline (completion of at least six semesters)
- Broad understanding of materials with focus on polymers or polymer composites
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated mindset and ability to work independently
- Highly conscientious individual with keen sense of responsibility
- Fluent command of English, both written and spoken
More about us
ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented introduction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently as well as be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned area. ABB is also able to provide a wealth of opportunity for personal development once you have completed your introduction period, the aim being to assist you in attaining your career goals. Personalized development programs with targeted training measures will help you to enhance your skills on a continuous basis.
Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at www.abb.com/careers
ABB Switzerland Ltd.
Group Insulation & Polymer Technologies
Phone: +41 58 586 81 06
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