Corporate Research Intern - Electrical Machines

Basic Info

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Job type
Research and Development

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 more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

Are you ready to work with a purpose? At ABB, you can be sure you’re helping to create a better world. Together, we can touch the lives of millions by creating sustainable power plants in remote corners of the world or improving safety for workers in auto plants.

Your responsibilities

ABB US Corporate Research Center seeks an intern to work at the US Corporate Research in Raleigh, NC in the area of electrical machines, motor control, and power electronics. The internship is expected to last about 6 months. The targeted research area includes the design, analysis, prototyping, and testing of electromagnetic, electromechanical, and electrical circuits and systems.

Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Literature search and review
• Technology scouting studies
• Board layout and DSP Programming
• Develop solution ideas with given objective and constraints
• Support findings with detailed analysis and simulations
• Implement and test hardware and software motor and drive prototypes to evaluate effectiveness of proposed method in a laboratory environment
• Documentation
• Assist full time researchers with research projects

Your background

Basic Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in a post-graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. based University (to include May 2017 graduates)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Pursuing degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics.
• Currently enrolled in a PhD program
• General expertise, experience, education, and/or course knowledge in the areas of power electronics, electromagnetics, and/or electric machines
• Proficiency in software applications including Microsoft Office and finite element engineering applications
• Candidates should also be effective communicators, creative, and looking for a challenging opportunity to apply and develop their research skills towards solving a practical problem during a relatively short period of time.

More about us

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

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