Positions: Engineering Associate
Location: Seattle, WA and/or Spanish Fork, UT
Innovation Area: Generation and Conversion
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Internship Term: 8 weeks
XFlow Energy is a wind energy startup focusing on reducing the cost of energy generation from wind. XFlow brings innovations from Stanford and the University of Washington to solve historical issues with vertical-axis turbines, unlocking their potential to generate energy at the lowest cost of any wind technology. In-house prototype construction, testing, and simulation is used to ensure turbine robustness, manufacturability, and optimal real-world performance.
Assist in performing turbine testing operations in the lab and/ or field. Tasks will include system debugging, setting up instrumentation, recording and analyzing data, and writing reports.
Assist in engineering simulations and calculations, including structural finite element analysis, aeroelastic modeling, and/ or electrical system design.
Asist in manufacturing tasks, including operating a CNC router, manual mill, and manual lathe.
Who Should Apply
Self-motivated problem solvers interested in contributing to developing an exciting new renewable energy technology.
- Fluent in MATALB
- Fluent in Solidworks
- Hands-on shop or fieldwork experience
- Engineering or related major
- Fluent in C
- Experience with CNC machines, including CAM (HSMWorks preferred)
- Experience in finite element analysis (Solidworks preferred)
- Experience in electrical system design