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Mechanical Engineer Intern

Apeel Sciences

Apeel Sciences

Other Engineering
Goleta, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

At Apeel, we look to nature to help the global food system extend quality, prevent waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

About This Role

Apeel's Innovation Team is seeking a motivated Intern who will work part-time (10-20 hrs/week) in support of new formulation discovery and development. To qualify for this program applicants must be currently pursuing or recently concluded an undergraduate degree in an accredited US college or university and reside within the United States.

We are looking for someone to start immediately and work during the school year. This position will be based at our headquarter office in Goleta, CA.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist in the design and development of new produce quality tools
  • Collect and analyze various data related to produce quality
  • Effectively communicate (written and oral) complex information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Work as part of several cross-functional teams in a highly dynamic environment

What You Bring

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field of study
  • Preference will be given to candidates with laboratory experience outside of the classroom and with basic software development experience
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Highly organized and with a strong ability to manage multiple priorities in parallel with each other
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Compensation for this role is expected to be between $18.00 and $20.00 per hour. Actual base pay may be higher or lower depending on geographic locations, skills, experience, and other factors permitted by law.
At Apeel, we value potential and recognize that great candidates come from diverse backgrounds. We seek to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone can thrive. If you are enthusiastic about this role and believe your unique perspective would be an asset to our team, but don't meet every qualification, please don't hesitate to apply!

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have any need for accommodations, you can let us know if you choose and know that we will do our best to assist you.