Internship Mechatronics/ Precision Mechanics

7 months ago(6/23/2017 2:32 AM)
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The Mission

Within Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI) we are typically imaging small objects. Along with the imaging comes the need of handling these small objects.

The market needs for automation become more and more important and for that reason FEI wants to explore the possibilities for handling these small objects further.

The assignment will involve the design, realization and validation of a prove of concept test setup.

Competencies needed are mechatronics design and precision mechanics. Competencies in machine vision are preferred.



With an internship at FEI we offer you an opportunity to work in a professional, international and extremely motivated high-tech environment. You will have a behind the scene experience.  We are always looking and searching for new talent to help us support our growth and help us with new ideas. At FEI you will be part of an ambitious team that gives their own input to the build and development of our Electron Microscopes.


 There is also a possibility to create your own assignment with the guidance of one of our professional mentors. Please make a plan of action and we would be happy to take a look at it with you.  Below you can find an example.  


Example of an assignment:


Lamella handling tool

To find defects in silicon wafers, we need to cut out a part of the wafer and analyze it in a TEM microscope. This 10 nanometer thick cut-out part (lamella) needs to be lifted out of the silicon wafer and welded to a grid carrier. The assignment is to design a proof-of-principle set-up for this lift-out tool.


Goals of this assignment are:

  • Concept generation with the base of requirements
  • Concept selection
  • Working out the detailed design
  • Realizing the prove of concept setup
  • Validating the setup

What we seek:

  • Students or graduate students
  • BSc or MSc students
  • BSc Mechatronics, BSc Mechanics, MSc Automotive System Design, MSc Systems & Control, MSc Precision and Microsystems Engineering, etc.
  • High level of mechatronic knowledge
  • Hands on to solve the problem
  • Creative mindset


What we can offer:

  • Top of the bill mechatronic environment
  • Tools, workshop and mechatronic lab to do experiments
  • Computer tools like Matlab, Simulink, NX, etc. etc.
  • Excellent coaching by mechatronic expert



If reading this, makes you really enthusiastic. If you want to work in a small team and see your ideas having a direct impact in our department. Please contact us.


Please make sure your application contains an up to date resume, cover letter with your preferences, and your ideas for an assignment.


If you have any questions concerning an internship at FEI, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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