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Reliability Engineering Intern (Spring 2024)

Chewie Labs

Chewie Labs

San Bruno, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Mill is all about answering a simple question: how can we prevent waste? Less waste can save time, money, energy, maybe even our planet. And there’s no better place to start than food. Food waste is one of the most solvable climate problems facing us today. Plus, our trash really stinks. It’s gross, heavy, and our least favorite chore. At Mill we are striving to build a better environment for all, as we take on climate and kitchen change.

Role Description:

For the spring 2024 semester, Mill is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic intern who is driven to enhance the integrity of Mill's kitchen bin


  • Your primary responsibility will be to create and implement reliability tests for our products and its components.
  • This includes designing and developing new reliability tests across all our product categories.
  • As part of your role, you will have the opportunity to develop and automate new testers and fixtures to enhance the testing process.
  • During your internship you will help develop test plans.
  • When necessary, you will drive root-cause analysis and perform failure analysis.
  • You will acquire test data and analyze the data, document test results and present your results to the broader team.
  • As part of your internship you will be learning about design for reliability, physics of failure, lifetime prediction models, and other reliability toolsets.
  • Good hands-on skills are required for assembly and disassembly of samples, test fixtures, and experimental setups.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechatronics, or an equivalent field.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic development environment and getting involved in hands-on work.
  • Bringing a can-do attitude and growth mindset
  • Self-starter, motivated and eager to learn.

The estimated base hourly range for this position is $30 to $40, which does not include the value of benefits or a potential equity grant. A wide range of factors are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets, market conditions, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and business and organizational needs. At Mill, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor an employment visa for this role.