Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024

Air Squared Manufacturing Inc
Brighton, Colorado
May 29, 2024
May 31, 2024
Engineering, Mechanical
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Manufacturer
Air Squared Manufacturing Inc


Company Name: Air Squared

Title of Position: Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2024

Position Type: Full-time; Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $20 - $25 / hour based on qualifications and experience.

Air Squared Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of scroll type compressors and vacuum pumps for the medical, automotive, aerospace, fuel cell and power generation industries. Our company focuses on challenging, new applications which require unique solutions and outside of the box thinking. Working closely with our customers allows us to design a completely customized solution that fits their exact needs.

Air Squared is aggressively pursuing the compressors used in auxiliary air systems on board fully electric trucks and

buses. Newly developed liquid cooled scroll compressor technology has shown to offer a step change in pressure

capability for oil free compressors.

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer Intern who is driven, perceptive, organized, has leadership abilities, works well with others, and has good attention to detail. This internship is ideal for a senior standing student pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Scroll compressors are unique in that their designs include a variety of Mechanical Engineering specialties to fully

understand the working principles. These specialties include:

Heat Transfer: Understanding of heat transfer principles is necessary to manage thermal effects during scroll device

operation. This knowledge is crucial for optimizing compressor reliability and performance by designing for efficient heat dissipation.

Thermodynamics: A solid understanding of thermodynamics is essential for analyzing the compression process within scroll devices. This knowledge will be applied to optimize compressor performance metrics like efficiency and discharge temperature.

Mechanics of Materials: A strong understanding of material properties is essential for selecting appropriate materials for scroll devices we fabricate at Air Squared. This knowledge will be applied to ensure component strength, durability, and performance.

Dynamics & Statistics: The ability to analyze scroll device operation using principles of dynamics and statics is crucial. This includes calculating bearing loads, shaft deflections, and performing static balancing of scroll compressors.

Fluid Dynamics: Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software is required to analyze compressible flow in our scroll devices. You will use this skillset to optimize factors like cooling and pressure drop.

The job will include assisting in the design and testing of new scroll compressors and vacuum pump designs. This

includes detailing the design to be ready for manufacturing as well as producing necessary documentation for the machine shop.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Hardware selection such as couplings, bearings, fasteners and o-rings
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Supporting the machine shops to answer questions on critical dimensions or design changes
  • Design of test stands
  • Support in Product Engineers
  • Basic assembly or hands-on duties
  • Testing and troubleshooting scroll prototypes
  • Test equipment selection and installation

  • Strong experience and understanding of SolidWorks (required)
  • Understanding of GD&T (preferred)
  • Use of CAE tools such as FEA and CFD (required)
  • Understanding of LabVIEW operation and programming (preferred)
  • Senior standing student pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (required)
  • GPA of 3.5 or above (preferred)
  • References from previous employers or instructors
  • Employment with Air Squared is contingent on passing a statewide background check, drug screening (for substances illegal in the state of Colorado), and employment verification through E-Verify.

Location: Thornton, Colorado

How to Apply:

Pay Range: $20 - $25 / hour based on qualifications and experience.

For information on Air Squared, visit our website at

If you need an accommodation seeking employment with Air Squared, please email or call . Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Air Squared is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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Compensation details: 20-25 Hourly Wage