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Aerotech, Inc. Mechanical Engineering Co-op or Internship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


When you join the Precision Automation and Robotics evolution at Aerotech , located near Pittsburgh, PA in RIDC Park, O’Hara Township, you will join a company that is small enough that everyone makes a difference, and large enough to work with today’s latest and greatest technology. You will gain exceptional experience with a balance of learning , hands-on  training, and opportunities to work on projects that matter . You will participate in our total rewards internship program that includes:

  • Extending your education from your classroom to practical applications. 

  • Access to leading engineers in the field of automation and robotics.

  • Participation with other interns and assigned mentors exploring various projects, career paths, company luncheons and activities.

  • Competitive compensation and flexible schedules, supporting your professional and educational goals. 

    You will help to improve lives with our innovative solutions that enable advanced manufacturing operations worldwide.  Demand for Aerotech’s advanced technology products continues to thrive, so we continue to expand! 

    At Aerotech, We Build Precision Automation and Robotics Careers. Join the Evolution!

    Position Summary

    There are multiple departments within Aerotech that have Mechanical Engineering Internship opportunities, including in Mechanical R&D , Mechatronics, Sustaining, and Manufacturing Engineering . By applying for this position, you will be considered for all Mechanical Engineering Internships. 

    Potential Essential Functions 

    In this internship position, you will assist in many aspects of the design, assembly, testing, and analysis of precision positioning systems under the guidance of an upper-level engineer and with the support of a peer group. Depending on your individual objectives, duties may include:

  • Performing detailed mechanical design, drawing, and documentation of parts and assemblies to support the production of our precision motion systems

  • Characterizing error motions in positioning systems by learning to use laser interferometers, capacitance probes, autocollimators, indicators, digital levels, accelerometers, and other metrology equipment

  • Using frequency response methods and vibration test equipment to characterize dynamic performance and stability margins of closed loop servomechanisms

  • Working closely with the engineering and production teams to identify problematic steps in the manufacturing process, and fixing them

  • Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using a variety of software tools for both formal presentations and informal group meetings

  • Practicing project management techniques to clearly identify a problem statement, track progress towards the objectives, and report on the closing results

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Eligible applicants are students currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university and be within about one year of receiving their degree.

  • Experience with at least one 3D solid modeling package is preferred

  • Experience with at least one technical programming language (Matlab, Python, etc) is preferred

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship. Aerotech does not provide US work authorization sponsorship for this position. OPT and CPT visa holders are not eligible for employment if they will need work authorization sponsorship at any time in the future.

    * Note: Aerotech does not provide relocation or housing assistance for this position*

    Must be authorized to work in the US currently and in the future without employer sponsorship.

    As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran or disability status. 

    The Company is collecting the information requested in this employment application for purposes of evaluating your suitability for hire by the Company.  The Company will share the information that you provide in this employment application only with Company management officials who are involved in the hiring process or who are otherwise involved in making employment-related decisions on behalf of the Company.


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