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Process Engineering Intern – Tech Development

Job Number: 1000017

Job Type: Full Time – Hourly

Location: Macedonia, OH

About Peak Nano

Peak is a US-based, AI-driven technology company that uses nanotechnology to solve macro-level global challenges. Our engineers and researchers are developing solutions for advanced optics, aerospace, life sciences, and other industrial solutions. We are the leader in applying artificial intelligence to design and optimize reusable polymers to make the world a safer and more sustainable place. We help enable and protect people, national defense, and the planet.


Peak Nano is seeking a talented engineering intern to support the manufacture of Gradient Refractive Index Nanolayered (GRIN) polymer optics. Reporting to a Senior Engineer in the Peak Nano Technology Development and Engineering organization, this highly technical engineering student will contribute processing development and testing analysis expertise to a variety of process development and manufacturing projects related to GRIN polymer optics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new analytical test methods to support processing development trials. Utilize current analytical equipment and explore additional equipment to drive understanding of the processing trials

  • Collaborate with technicians to write clear and concise work instructions for new test methods

  • Provide experimental design support for projects related to the manufacture and performance evaluation of GRIN polymer optics. Create experimental plans, facilitate, and conduct processing/testing, etc.

  • The candidate should be able to listen effectively and grasp new concepts quickly.

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team to design and implement equipment modifications to improve safety, reliability, capability and/or capacity of production process equipment for GRIN lenses.

  • Use data analysis tools and presentation tools to efficiently communicate experimental design, results, and conclusions to internal cross-functional technical teams.

  • Manage project timelines and efficiently communicate progress, technical challenges, and successes.

  • Participate in cross-functional FMEA and troubleshooting efforts related to the fabrication of GRIN polymer optics.

  • Understand and implement appropriate EH&S standards, policies, and procedures on all manufacturing and testing equipment. Promote safe work habits and lead by example in compliance with EH&S standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in a MS or BS in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or equivalent

  • R&D experience in a lab or industrial setting

  • Experience with Data Analysis (MATLAB, JMP, Excel, Minitab or equivalent)

  • Experience with Instrumentation & Data Acquisition (LabVIEW, Flexlogger, DAQExpress or equivalent)

  • Programming experience (Matlab, Python or equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Plastics processing equipment experience and/or familiarity with various analytical equipment (Cast film extrusion, refractometer, FTIR, SEM, microscopy, etc.)

  • Design of Experiments and/or programming experience

  • Data Reporting & Presentations (MS PowerPoint preferred)

  • 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)

To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resumé to with the Subject Line ‘Process Engineering Intern – Tech Development’.