Controls Intern

06_Students (technical)


Support and implement embedded controls, application features and software engineering related activities for ICE, Hybrid and BEV projects. The successful candidate will be capable and self-motivated to deliver and support high-quality solutions, including requirements definition to concept design, though development verification and testing to final validation.


  • Support and plan control system development activities
  • Ability to define requirements documentation and logically develop system architecture design
  • Support sub-system, system, MIL, SIL, HIL, dyno, and vehicle level integration activities
  • Prepare, technical reports, papers and presentations
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers and internal teams
  • Ability to adapt, integrate and work well with others is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Self-motivated with the drive to deliver high quality work within target timing
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints, as part of a team or individually
  • Generate and review project proposals and participate in business development activities when required
  • Maintain a specialist working knowledge of new technologies as appropriate to the role
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations. Must act safely and be responsible for the safety of others around the work area
  • Maintain awareness of and meet the requirements of the Company Quality System.
  • Flexibility with working hours including weekends and willingness to travel to customer sites for both long and short durations (including secondments)
  • Employee duties are not limited to those stated above, but are inclusive of any tasks assigned by supervisor/manager


  • Must be attending a 4-year accredited University 
  • Preferred candidates will have experience and/or interest in;
    • Developing embedded C code projects (Arduino or RPi)
    • Model based simulation using Matlab and Simulink
    • Automotive communication protocols (CAN, LIN)
    • Engine and vehicle testing in a lab or dyno environment
    • Creation and troubleshooting of basic electrical circuits and wire harnesses
    • Documenting designs, test procedures and results
  • Knowledge of internal combustion engine and hybrid applications is advantageous




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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Internship
Part- / Full-time:  Part Time
Functional area:  R&D
Department:  Services

Plymouth, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Powertrain (US)

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