About Head Rush Technologies
We apply innovative technologies to bring exciting recreation equipment to the climbing, zip-line, adventure and amusement industries. Head Rush products make adventure activities more reliable and less risky, while increasing throughput and enhancing customer experience. We’re best known for our application of eddy current braking technology in products such as our TRUBLUE Auto Belay, zipSTOP Zip Line Brake, and QUICKjump Free Fall Device.
The primary responsibility of the engineering intern is to support the engineering department with a wide variety of prototype and production component testing. This includes, but is not limited to, test setup, teardown, monitoring and data compilation; assembly, disassembly, inspection and rebuilding TRUBLUE Auto Belay/zipSTOP units; component quality control; basic hardware fabrication; and most importantly work with the engineering department to accurately document and convey results in order to ensure timely task completion and project progress. This is a “hands-on” position which will require proficiency and safe practices around a shop and rope work/rigging at elevated heights. Experience in these two areas is a plus.
A fundamental understanding of engineering concepts and mechanical systems as well as attention to detail and organization is critical to ensure work is conducted correctly. It will be the engineering intern’s responsibility to work closely with the engineering department to relay information and results, provide feedback and suggestions for continual improvement. The Intern must be capable of working independently, maintained organized documentation and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
- Conducting a wide variety of experiments and data compilation
- Assemble, disassemble, clean, inspect and rebuild TruBlue Auto Belays and zipSTOP braking systems (mechanical systems)
- Perform quality control and inspection procedures on machined and textile components
- Perform detailed and analytical component design
- Install/replace and inspect units in the field (rope work at elevated heights-based on experience)
- Fabricate custom test fixtures and modify existing hardware
- Create and maintain an organized work area
- Provide ongoing feedback to the engineering team
- Other projects/tasks as assigned by management
Skills / Requirements
The following points outline the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position of Engineering Intern
- In Bachelors/Masters degree program in Mechanical or related Engineering disciplines
- Proficiency with basic hand tools and mechanized shop equipment such as lathe, drill press, sand blaster, etc.
- Ability to understand and assemble/disassemble mechanical systems
- Knowledge and ability to work with inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, etc
- Excellent organization and attention to detail; ability to document all work and results, work independently, complete tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to understand and clearly convey engineering concepts, confounding variables and work with multiple departments
- Ability to understand engineering drawings and tolerances
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs, stand for long periods of time and be comfortable working at elevated heights
- Ability to understand and follow safety protocol (knowledge of OSHA standards a plus)
- SolidWorks and Creo/ProEngineer experience a plus
- LabView a plus
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
- Climbing and/or rope rigging experience a big plus
- Be able to work a minimum of 8 hours (full days only) per week during the internship program