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Mechanical Engineering Internship

Machina Labs

Machina Labs

Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023
Machina Labs, founded in 2019 by aerospace and auto industry veterans, is a smart manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, California. Enabled by advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics, Machina Labs is developing software-defined factories of the future. The mission of the company is to develop modular manufacturing solutions that can be reconfigured to manufacture new products simply by changing the software. The company is currently working to build the first commercial robotic sheet metal forming machine. Machina Labs is funded and backed by major investors in the field of AI and Deep Tech.
Job Description
As a Mechanical Engineering Intern, you'll play a pivotal role within our team, contributing to the design, development, and optimization of mechanical systems for advanced manufacturing processes. Collaborating closely with cross-disciplinary team members, you will actively participate in creating innovative solutions to enhance manufacturing efficiency. Demonstrating a strong sense of ownership and an enthusiastic willingness to learn will be crucial for success in this role.


  • Collaborate with team members from various disciplines to identify project priorities, define hardware requirements, and navigate design constraints for mechanical systems.
  • Participate in design review meetings, providing valuable feedback to enhance team efforts.
  • Develop solutions for path planning and control of mechanical systems.
  • Operate and test mechanical systems to implement new features effectively.
  • Design, implement, and integrate sensors, along with supporting hardware and firmware.
  • Rapidly prototype to validate design concepts, ensuring a balance between short-term objectives and long-term goals.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or equivalent work/study experience.
  • Background in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on controls, motion planning, simulation, and sensor integration.
  • Familiarity with statistical methods for modeling complex systems, including experience with machine learning.
  • Strong grasp of mechanical system kinematics and dynamics.
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and instrumentation.
  • Understanding of hardware development principles and practices within a team.

Nice to Have’s

  • Familiarity with CAD/CAM packages, especially OnShape, Solidworks, or PowerMill.
  • Exposure to industrial robots, such as Kuka.
  • Practical experience with various manufacturing processes, including milling, printing, welding, etc.