Mechanical Engineering Intern - Summer 2020 at Latch

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* This is a full-time summer internship in New York City. Latch is unable to provide summer housing or a relocation stipend for summer interns. Additionally, interns must be able to commit to working full-time over the summer, 40 hours/week. *

Latch is hiring a Mechanical Engineering Intern for our Hardware Team to support new product development and testing. As a Mechanical Engineering Intern, you’ll work on bringing real products to market, and design plastic and metal parts for concept development and production. Working with our hardware team, you’ll gain valuable experience with hands-on prototyping technologies and understand the details that drive decision making.

The engineering team works in a fast-paced and highly-challenging environment, which means that as an intern at Latch, you’ll be given ownership of projects that greatly impact the future of the company.

Smart access isn’t about locking doors, it’s about opening up new possibilities. Latch is the world’s first fully-integrated hardware and software system dedicated to bringing seamless access to every door in a modern building. We’re looking for the curious and the creative to join our team and help us continue to change the way we access our most valued spaces.

Responsibilities: 

  • Design of mechanical test fixtures 
  • Design & automation of mechanical test fixtures 
  • Prototyping of specialized mechanisms and new product concepts 
  • Researching new and existing technologies to help drive Latch’s hardware roadmap 
  • Analyzing and reviewing mechanical assemblies and failure modes
  • Measurement, comparison, and analysis of mechanical components 
  • Testing, evaluation, and troubleshooting of mechanical systems (DFMEA, DFM, DFA)
  • Creating high-quality presentations to communicate with internal and overseas stakeholders
  • Preparing technical documentation to ensure reliability, quality, and compliance

Qualifications: 

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar field (preference for those graduating Winter 2020 or Spring 2021)
  • Proficient with CAD software (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Hands-on experience in a makerspace or machine shop
  • Passion for consumer electronics and prototyping
  • Familiarity working with Arduinos or general electrical engineering lab experience 
  • Familiarity with electronics manufacturing and testing a plus

Founded in 2014, Latch is a venture-backed, high-growth organization that's on a mission to change the way people open, manage, and share their spaces. Today, 1 in 10 new developments in the U.S. depend on our full-building smart access solution to meet the needs of residents and property managers.

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self-starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment. Come grow with us. 

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Location

We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

What are Latch Perks + Benefits

Latch Benefits Overview

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We offer unlimited time off, a competitive health package, and the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Latch participates in local volunteer activities to connect with our community. Past events have included urban farming, canning and composting and holiday sock drives.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Latch employees can contribute up to $2500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Latch also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Latch employees receive unlimited flex PTO and sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Latch hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Latch offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Latch hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
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