R&D Material Laboratory Intern

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Fort Wayne, IN


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-02-14 Plats: USA - Fort Wayne, IN

Summary of Role

This is an onsite summer internship opportunity located in Fort Wayne, IN.

The Material Laboratory Intern role is responsible for standard laboratory testing and data compilation related to polymer testing in the Material Laboratory using a variety of state of the art laboratory equipment. This position will join a high functioning team to support customers in various market segments such as aerospace and health and medical as well as fellow research and development colleagues. Strong understanding of scientific methods required. Communication and problem solving skills are key.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Test polymer material samples for the purpose of characterizing polymer’s physical and thermal properties specifically for chemical compatibility and/or Finite Elemental Analysis modeling.
  • Perform test requirements as defined in ASTM, customer, and other industry standard specifications.
  • Perform data analysis.
  • Follow procedures and perform duties in compliance with lab accreditation requirements (ISO17025).
  • Remain free from any undue internal influence and external commercial, financial, or other pressures and influences that may adversely affect the quality of their work.
  • General upkeep of the laboratory
  • Compliance with quality, safety, environmental, and customer mandated procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree in a scientific field (Physics, Engineering, Chemistry or similar


  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student working towards a scientific degree
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Lab experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills required
  • Fluent in MS office preferred
  • Technical writing skills required
  • Experience with coding a plus


  • Strong mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Time management while meeting targeted completion dates
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task and manage projects
  • Attention to detail and accuracy. ”Right the first time” mindset
  • Ability to work independently the majority of the time while still functioning well in a team environment
  • Positive, professional, can-do attitude


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Last application date 02/13/2024

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