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Intertek Engineer - Intern (Cortland, NY and surrounding CNY area) in Cortland, New York

Engineer - Intern (Cortland, NY and surrounding CNY area)

Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) and trusted provider of quality and safety solutions to many of the world’s leading brands and companies is searching for Summer Intern Engineers from Cortland, NY and the surrounding area to join our Electrical team in our Cortland, NY office. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain real world experience in testing and certification field, helping to ensure the quality and safety of our customers' products, processes, and systems.

The Engineer - Intern is an 8 - 12-week, full-time paid summer position that is responsible for performing electrical testing, support and evaluation on a variety of products to the provisions of U.S., Canadian and other international product safety standards; writing reports; and communicating with your team and clients as required.

About the Team

Intertek's Electrical business line applies product testing expertise quickly and efficiently to help clients meet safety, performance, environmental and quality requirements for every market they wish to enter. Our Electrical team provides assurance, testing, inspection, and certification for a variety of electric products, including appliances, consumer electronics, lighting, medical devices, information communications technology, HVACR, industrial, and energy transmission and distribution.

Intertek offers rewarding opportunities to help companies around the world develop products that are used safely by millions of people every day. Intertek is the trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading brands, companies, and governments, and has earned a reputation for accuracy, reliability, integrity, and technical competence. Working at Intertek means joining a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and passionate people who deliver superior customer service with a purpose of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life.

What are we looking for?

Listed examples are illustrative and representative of the tasks required of the Engineer - Intern and are not intended to be complete or exclusive.

Under the guidance of an engineer or mentor, conduct evaluation of products to determine compliance with applicable standard(s). Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Read and understand schematics and manufacturing instructions.

  • Under scope of the project, identify and locate test instruments and equipment required for testing.

  • Set up and operate standard test equipment including, but not limited to, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, multi-meter, dielectric strength tester, ground continuity tester, digital multi-meter, surge generator, over-voltage tester, environmental condition chamber, articulated probes.

  • Perform testing of products in accordance with standards. Core tests include, but are not limited to rating, leakage current, dielectric, temperature, pressure, stability, mechanical hazard, flammability, abnormal and fault insurance, rain, radiation, sound, laser.

  • Use hand tools to build/calibrate test fixtures.

  • Follow sample handling procedures, ensure that sample is logged into and out of the system.

  • Move equipment as needed through the facility. Properly package samples for shipment.

  • Compile test results during construction review and testing. Compile data and product description.

  • Communicate project status and test results throughout testing.

  • Perform other work as required.

What we are looking for

  • Current Engineering student in a bachelor's program at an accredited engineering school, electrical engineering preferred, but not required.

  • Minimum of Sophomore year in college is required.

  • Students residing in the Cortland, NY area and surrounding CNY communities is preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

  • Prior project management experience is a plus

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Ability to make technical decisions and engineering judgments independently within established parameters

  • Microsoft Office expertise

This position outline is a general guideline and does not represent all encompassing details. The position assumes that the incumbent has both the mental and physical requirements to carry out the above defined duties.

Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History (https://intertek-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/www-intertek-com/media/investors/2017/intertek-history-480p.mp4) and What We Do (https://www.intertek.com/what-we-do/) .

Intertek’s Commitment

Intertek promotes a culture where motivated, customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment, and reach their highest potential. With passion, pace, and precision we work to exceed our customers’ expectations, while engaging with our employees to be 10X in their performance and professional growth.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, certain positions may be required to pass a pre-employment drug test based on the type of work that will be performed.

Intertek believes that Our People (https://d95zk70sfear3.cloudfront.net/intranet-intertek-com/media/stories/2017/our-people-480p.mp4) are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.intertek.com/careers/eeo-diversity/) and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Apply directly on our website: Intertek US Careers (oraclecloud.com) (https://hcog.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1)

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email hr.eeo@intertek.com (hr.eeoc.data@intertek.com) or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.

The base wage for this temporary position is $20 per hour. Individual compensation packages are not available for temporary employment. (Permanent employees receive compensation packages based on a variety of factors unique to each candidate including skill set, experience, qualifications, and other job-related reasons. In addition to competitive compensation packages, Intertek employees are eligible for a variety of benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, medical plan options, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tuition reimbursement, and more.)