Mechanical Engineering Intern

From January 2024 - June 2024. (Minimum 6 month duration, portfolio review required)

Join a growing San Francisco engineering consultancy that brings class-leading products to life. We’re stronger together.

Alloy Product Development is focused on the mechanical and electrical engineering development of consumer electronics, household goods, professional equipment and medical devices. We’re a diverse group of 20+ tinkerers, bikers, foodies, dog lovers, surfers and diaper changers who love to make beautiful objects that work flawlessly. We take pride in our work, strive to constantly refine our professional skills and partner with our clients to achieve their goals.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our family and help us pursue our vision of “Engineering Great Experiences” for our team, our clients and the end users of our work.

As a Mechanical Engineering Intern at Alloy, you will:

  • Apply your engineering knowledge to help drive projects from concept to production
  • Find elegant and robust solutions to challenging engineering problems
  • Hone your analysis skills by analyzing structures, enclosures, mechanisms and/or assemblies
  • Improve your hands-on skills by designing, assembling and debugging functional prototypes
  • Collaborate directly with the Alloy team clients, ID firms, prototype shops and manufacturers
  • Document and communicate your designs to ensure accurate implementation
  • Grow and develop your skills in a fast-paced learning environment

In this role, success means:

  • Learning quickly and contributing to your project
  • Being focused and productive, supportive of your team and committed to excellence.
  • Communicating with clients, manufacturers, ID firms, and coworkers in a clear, concise and timely manner
  • Embodying Alloy’s values of responsibility, teamwork, effectiveness, technical ability, creatively, positivity, communication

Typical Qualifications:

  • Completed 3+ years of University degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or related studies
  • Some experience with mechanical design
  • Strong CAD experience - with ProE/Creo, Solidworks or Unigraphics NX
  • Hands-on skills with assembling and debugging prototypes
  • Strong static, dynamic and mechanics of materials analysis skills
  • Exposure to FEA (ANSYS preferred) and/or statistical tolerance analysis
  • Familiarity with 2D documentation including GD&T
  • Some knowledge of manufacturing processes (molding, die casting, sheet metal, extrusions, finishes, etc)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, professional demeanor, creativity, efficiency, enthusiasm and desire to learn
  • Collaborative, positive, self-motivated and enthusiastic attitude
  • A passion for mechanical design as a career

Bonus skills include:

  • Mechatronics/robotics experience
  • Prior consulting experience
  • Machine shop experience

Compensation and benefits: Alloy interns are typically full-time, hourly-paid positions ($35-$45/hour depending on experience). No benefits, bonuses or paid relocation.

Alloy strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone has the support and equal opportunity to succeed. We encourage people of all backgrounds, physical abilities, genders and ethnicities to apply.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume with a link to or PDF of your portfolio (may include coursework, personal projects, CAD, drawings, photos, analyses or other relevant work) to Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.