Continental Corporation Intern - Materials Technology in Deer Park, Illinois

About Continental With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 215,000 employees in 55 countries. The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €8.4 billion in 2015, roughly 40.000 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €7.1 billion in 2015, roughly 35,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €8.2 billion in 2015, roughly 40,500 employees) achieved sales of approximately €23.7 billion in 2015. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility, and cost-efficiency.

Auto req ID 79930BR

Job Title Intern - Materials Technology

Country United States

Posting Location Deer Park, IL

Job Description


The employee will support material investigations performed by a central group that evaluates

and selects manufacturing materials for Continental electronic manufacturing plants worldwide. He or she

will be asked to inspect and test samples in support of ongoing materials evaluations, then report the

results to the group in an organized format. The employee must be able to work independently and pursue

multiple objectives in parallel. The target for this internship is a summer semester + fall commitment of

roughly 6 months duration.

Core Responsibilities:

• Independently utilize analysis equipment to evaluate performance of electronic assemblies

• Create appropriate sample specimens for failure analysis or scientific evaluations

• Understand and apply equipment training to new tasks

• Collect, organize, and summarize data for designed experiments evaluating materials used in electronics assembly

Additional Responsibilities:

• Evaluate electronic assembly materials and their manufacturing processes for the acceptance and reliability criteria of PCB assemblies.

• Identify thermal, electrical, and chemical test methods to characterize solder material residues on PCB assemblies.

• Vary PCB assembly process parameters and determine the impact on the physical properties of solder material residues.

• Use surface insulation resistance (SIR) testing, ion chromatography, and other PCB assembly analysis methods to verify material compatibility and process acceptance.

• Assist with graphing and analysis of results using Microsoft Excel and other software

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

• Must be enrolled in a US accredited degree program

• Must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.8

• Minimum junior standing pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar

• Experience with MicrosoftExcel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

• Available to work during the summer and a fall commitment of roughly 6 months duration

• Experience using wet chemistry analytical methods

• Experience using laboratory analytical equipment

• Extensive experience with graphing in Excel and familiarity with statistical analysis using Matlab or Minitab

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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