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Divergent is on a mission to democratize the design and manufacture of vehicles. We want to enable a future where small entrepreneurial teams across the globe will bring increasingly material and energy efficient transportation solutions to market with a fraction of the capital and time.

The current auto manufacturing system is economically and environmentally broken. Divergent invented a manufacturing system that combines software, additive manufacturing, and assembly technologies to radically reduce the material, energy, time and capital required to design and build vehicles. This will transform the automotive industry from capital intensive to innovation intensive while dramatically reducing the lifecycle environmental impact of vehicles. We have been recognized for our disruptive innovation, receiving the Frost & Sullivan Innovation of the Year and the inaugural Petersen Innovation in the Automotive Industry awards as well as being named a Google Moonshot company.


The Role: Adhesive Material Characterization Intern, Summer

Divergent is seeking a motivated individual to help with our product development effort. The work will involve ordering chemicals and supplies, formulating UV and heat cure adhesives, characterization of cured and uncured formulations. Compliance with safety and 5S procedures is a must. The individual must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision.

What You’ll Do:

·       Responsible for acquisition of required chemicals and supplies
·       Involved with chemical formulations
·       Responsible for formulation characterization using standard laboratory instrumentation such as a rheometer
·       Responsible for cure, and characterization of formulations via standard tools such as compression and tensile tests
·       Ensure proper and safe storage of chemicals, and proper maintenance of laboratory instrumentation
·       Follow defined lab and manufacturing procedures and processes and help to create or improve them where needed
·       Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and / or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures
·       Follow defined lab and manufacturing procedures and processes and help to create or improve them where needed
·       Cognizant of Environmental, Health, and Safety issues, focus on continuous improvement, and comply to all industry specifications and standards

What You Have:

·       Student who has successfully passed the first semesters of studies focused on organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, material science or chemical engineering
·       Masters student focused on organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, material science or chemical engineering is preferred

What Sets You Apart:

·       Experience with rheometry, and other test laboratory equipment involving physical property measurements
·       Experience with statistical analysis
·       Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively with other team members and manufacturing teams
·       Firm knowledge in MS-Office applications
·       Team-oriented, open-minded, analytical and flexible personality
·       High personal level of commitment and ownership of work
·       Desire to excel through teamwork
·       Focused on need for continual improvement, willingness to experiment
·       Driven to achieve aggressive goals, developing an elite team
·       Identifying new service trends
·       Adept in problem solving, conflict resolution, and time management


Divergent is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Our positions adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

No agencies, no solicitations, and no calls please. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


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