116 Pleasant Street Suite #254 Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
SolaBlock is a small manufacture of Building-Integrated Solar Wall Systems.
OverviewSolaBlock is a fast paced work environment and we seek self-motivated interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle challenging tasks. Our interns work closely with seasoned staff on projects that help us grow.
Start dateJanuary 2019
Working safety in a real engineering environment.
• Safe operation of several shop tools.
• Specify, cut, and finish simple solar components.
• Calculate loads, performance, and other features of our products.
• Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week for 12 weeks.
Required intern qualifications
- Students MUST complete an online internship application through the MassCEC Internship Program.
• Academic background in building technology or engineering, with strong preference for students interested in renewable energy systems.
• Strong communication skills and team-orientation.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Word and Excel.
• Organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
• Creativity, flexibility, and curiosity in the workplace.
• Previous experience with design software (EES, Matlab, etc.) desired, but we may also train.
• An interest in growing shop- or manufacturing-related skills commensurate with on-going academic work at the college level. • Ability to lift small loads (up to 40 lbs.) and focus on tasks.
• Honesty, trustworthiness, and respect for others in a close-collaborative setting.
• An interest in energy issues, making things, and addressing challenges
Desired outcomes of internship
- How to address safety in a real engineering environment.
• How to become proficient in the operation of several shop tools.
• How to specify, cut, and finish simple solar components.
• How to calculate loads, performance, and other features of our products.
• How to undertake processes for production of parts, including inventory, quality control, and post-hoc evaluation of manufacturing processes.
• How to manage workflow for small groups, including interaction with peer interns, administrative staff, computer systems, and supervisors.
• Relationship–building with peers, subordinate, and supervisory staff, plus customers, vendors, and the public.
• How to contribute in brainstorming sessions, and how to provide and receive constructive criticism of alternative approaches to manufacturing.