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MAXAR Intern, Robotics Mechatronics Engineering in westminster, Colorado

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Maxar is seeking an exceptional Robotics Mechatronics Engineering Intern to join our 2020 Summer Internship Program in Westminster, CO.

At Maxar, we are developing and building next-generation space automation capabilities for planetary exploration and on-orbit satellite servicing and repair. We are the only satellite manufacturer with the ability to leverage robotic technologies proven on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station as well as the Mars landers and rovers.

Work is varied but typically involves design, assembly, and testing of aerospace and terrestrial robotic or mechatronic systems for NASA, DARPA, and other government and commercial customers. Work can be tailored depending on the experience and interests of selected candidates. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to play a role on projects with significant impact on the future of the aerospace and robotics industries.


  • Design, develop, assemble, integrate, and/or test laboratory, terrestrial, and flight robotics hardware

  • Prepare and present designs to internal teams

  • Assist in the delivery of robotic and electromechanical systems/subsystems

  • Document design details, interfaces, test plans/procedures, and processes

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Must be a rising Sophomore or higher currently pursuing Bachelor's degree in mechanical, aerospace, mechatronics, or robotics engineering

  • Demonstrated experience programming in at least one common software language (e.g. Python, C/C++, Java, LabView)

  • Demonstrated experience with PCB/PCBA design and/or integration of off-the-shelf electrical subsystems into mechatronic assemblies

  • Working knowledge of motors, actuators, sensors, controls, and/or robotic system considerations and design

  • Comfortable working on interdisciplinary teams including mechanical, electrical, and software engineers

  • Demonstrated ability to translate engineering principles to practical designs

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Hands-on skills such as machining, soldering, mechanical assembly, electromechanical integration, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience with LabView, ROS, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or similar robotics/mobile systems platforms or tools

  • Experience in design, drafting, and/or assembly, integration, and test for spacecraft, aircraft, automotive, or other mass-critical structures

Work Schedule:

  • 9/80 work week with every-other Friday off; some overtime and travel may be required.

MAXAR Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are a vertically integrated, new space economy story, including segments across the value continuum for every moment leading up to and following launch. We lead in satellite communications (building and operating), ground infrastructure, Earth observation, advanced analytics, insights from machine learning, next-generation propulsion, space robotics, on-orbit servicing, on-orbit assembly, and protection of space assets through cybersecurity and monitoring of space systems. By integrating our leading-edge capabilities, we provide innovative, cost-effective solutions, value for customers, and thus unlock the multiplier effect of our combined businesses.

Maxar Technologies offers a generous compensation package including a competitive salary; choice of medical plan; dental, life, and disability insurance; a 401(K) plan with competitive company match; paid holidays and paid time off.