Intern or thesis student – Mechanical Engineer in Research & Development (m/f/x)

Hilti Corporation

Large company32K employeesMaking Construction Better

Published on January 9, 2024

  • Contract

    Internship (3 - 12 months)

  • Study level

    Master level

  • Location

    Liechtenstein

WHAT'S THE ROLE?

Your task is to come up with creative new ideas, investigate new technologies, produce prototypes and challenge the way things are done. This is an interdisciplinary technology task with focus on hands-on mentality and the spirit to think outside the box.
Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 3 months (preferably 6+ months)

WHO IS HILTI?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.

What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 32,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.

At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.

We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

WHAT DOES THE ROLE INVOLVE?

In your internship you will work on single work packages contributing to the next generation of fasteners, you will take care of the functional and design perspective of fasteners and define together with a team based on customer needs how the next generation of fasteners is shaped. You will get a chance as well to showcase your abilities being part of the project steering process by representing your own work to the management team. With that you will get exposure to several people within your field of responsibility and a great chance to leave your footprint in the company.

Bernhard, Intern in BU Direct Fastening: In BU Direct Fastening, I was responsible for several R&D projects. These projects allowed me to experience the entire product development cycle from feasibility studies to market launch and taught me project management skills. My day-to-day work was a good mix of concentration, interaction and hands-on work.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Join over 2200 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln (Liechtenstein), or Buchs SG (Switzerland) is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

WHAT YOU NEED IS:

  • Enrollment in Bachelor’s or Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics for entire internship period
  • CAD-Experience (Siemens NX advantageous)
  • Passion for Innovation & Product Development
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Strong communication skills in English (German skills advantageous)

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

You would like to craft your own topic with own responsibilities in a diverse environment? In this internship you will have the chance to showcase your abilities and develop yourself with close to business tasks directly having an influence on our next generation products.


We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline

Not given

Start date

As soon as possible

Job Category

Energy, Materials & Mechanical engineering

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Making Construction Better