Student job - Power Electronics

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Student job - Power Electronics

Are you currently pursuing your Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power Electronics? And do you want to contribute to a real-world project even before you graduate? Then have a look!

Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond (you have to be at the office approx. once a week)
Domain: Power Electronics
Degree: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
Availability: At least 12 hours per week (on average)

Which team will you become part of?
Let’s start off with some charcoal sketches, just to give you some context. At Lightyear, our Engineering Team is divided into different domains and varies from Aerodynamics up to Software and everything in between. Essentially, we have all the expertise in-house to build our Solar Electric Vehicles. Obviously, as a working student you’ll become part of the Power Electronics Domain. You’ll be surrounded by Power Electronics Engineers coming from different backgrounds including automotive, the high-tech industry, aviation and much more! 

Your personal mission
Unfortunately, we’re not able to give you a clear scope before you’ll potentially join us as a work student. This strongly depends on the challenging work that needs to be done and - even more importantly - your aspiration. During multiple conversations we’ll try to bring those together resulting in something tailored that gives you energy.

However, we’ll obviously not leave you out in the dark completely! As we’re working according to a system breakdown, you’ll join one of our (sub-)systems. You could think of our 40kW SiC air cooled motor inverters being built in-house for our in-wheel motors. Or what about our resonant converter MPPTs being used for our solar panels? As our product is multi-disciplinary by nature, you’ll join a multi-disciplinary team of people having different engineering backgrounds. Exciting, isn’t it?

What you bring to achieve your personal mission
Joining Lightyear on a student job, means joining a team of talented engineers. People that don’t settle for less. While we’re all eager to make it happen, we’d really appreciate if you can relate to the following things:

  • You’ve proven that you’re strong both theoretically and practically. Preferably, you’ve put your fundamental knowledge into practice (e.g. a Student Team or an exciting internship);
  • Academically, you’re outstanding and you understand the field of Power Electronics like no other;
  • You have a high level of adaptability;
  • You can relate to our mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Obviously, you’re being educated within the field of Power Electronics and you’re available for at least 12 hours per week. Those 12 hours can be considered as a baseline. We fully understand you’ll need some time off occasionally. For instance, if you need some focus for your exams. You can easily compensate throughout the week(s) after to cover that baseline.

What do we offer
In addition to a challenging environment you also have the opportunity to work for a company with a real, honest and ambitious mission. In this way you have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the future of mobility! In addition, we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence during your internship;
  • A multidisciplinary team of highly motivated and talented people you can learn from;
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our Friday afternoon drinks!

Curious about how our current work student within Power Electronics experiences Lightyear? Have a read below!

Starting with an internship, I found Lightyear to be a company with a futuristic vision, one not limited to present technology. I knew that I had to extend my time in an environment filled with admirable leadership and fun, motivated colleagues. Providing me with an opportunity to continue as a work student, the flexibility in working hours has been able to help me successfully manage both my studies and work. Furthermore, applying the learning of University immediately to research and developing products incentivizes me personally to adopt a steep learning curve. The above reasons motivated me to work at Lightyear, where I could utilize my skill set in finding specific solutions to engineering problems while trying to contribute to saving the only planet we have.” - Rohan Chandrashekar (work student Power Electronics)

Are you up for it? Then hit 'Apply now' (please make sure to have your CV and preliminary list of grades ready in PDF)