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Mechanical Engineering Intern

Job in Gainesville - Alachua County - FL Florida - USA
Student, Internship position
Listed on 2019-10-08
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Engineering Internship, Entry Level Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Engineer
  • Management
Job Description & How to Apply Below
We are looking for highly motivated early career professionals to help a local venture capital firm embark on an exciting journey into the world of specialized consumer products. Our firm is small but growing quickly and expanding our reach every day. If you are looking for an opportunity with captivating and challenging mechanical and electrical engineering projects, product design and implementation and fast advancement opportunities, we would love to have you on board!

We are seeking engineers (preferred) but also accepting applications with strong mechanical background or aptitude and experience. The current open position consists of evaluating current prototypes, design and construction of prototypes, development of prototypes to market ready products, and generally advising the firm in matters related to engineering and current and future product design.

We are currently endeavoring on what is by far the most interesting product we have ever brought to market. Though this is the most exciting project to work on for the engineers, employees, and interns it is so far from a traditional commercial transition that it presents certain obstacles which would require motivated individuals, preferentially with some real world experience in prototyping, design, converting or bringing commercial products to market. We are however considering all applicants not simply based on the content of your resume but an enthusiasm for this particular project.

To provide opportunities for both experienced applicants and less qualified applicants all positions have intern and early stage entry points that can progress to management and executive positions quickly based upon performance and production.
Position Requirements
High School,   Less than 1 Year work experience
Post-secondary education in mechanical, electrical or related engineering is preferred but not required if equivalent hands-on experience is possessed. Necessary skills include product design and prototyping, excellent time management, creative problem solving, dedication to the project, thorough communication skills both written and verbal, self-motivated, forward thinking and open minded, ability to work alone or on a team, a passion for pushing the limits of your own capabilities.
Additional Information / Benefits
Compensation is determined based on qualifications and contributions. We have positions available ranging from internships to management and executive level opportunities. Early compensation ranges from interns, $10 hourly, to middle leadership which often exceed $30-$50 hourly with performance bonus and other incentive packages, executive compensation is not publicly disclosed. Upward mobility is swift but so is termination. You will move upwards in your career and compensation much faster here than similar firms, this also mean under-performers will be fired just as quickly as over-performers are rewarded.

Internship Benefits - Can count towards UF or Santa Fe College credit, satisfies internship requirements. All who complete will receive sparking endorsements from a venture capital firm known for not giving letters of recommendation and praise lightly. Having worked here and completed a project like this will put you in a substantially more powerful position when finding and negotiating future employment.

Hawkings & Hawthorne is a small but growing venture capital firm based in sunny Gainesville Florida. We were founded by a young entrepreneur who has built dozens of successful companies from the ground up over the last decade who is still the main driving force for all of our projects. Our firm primarily focuses on taking government and commercial level technologies and modifying them into niche consumer products. Due to our small size we work personally and closely with all of our employees and are able to provide flexibility in scheduling, rapid advancement opportunities and excellent  performance bonuses.  

We are located in Gainesville Florida, the site of the prestigious University of Florida. We have a workshop space in our current location and we are prepared to expand to a larger facility should the need arise. Currently we require applicants to be able to be physically present at our workshop in Gainesville.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Hawkings & Hawthorne
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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