Intern - Modeling Contact Detection and Mechanics - Summer 2022
Bloomington, MN 
Posted 20 days ago
Job/Internship Description
About our group:

Our Advance Modeling and Design (AMD) group in Mechanical Technology Development is responsible for developing recording head technology for Seagate's HDD products being introduced in 2 to 4+ years. The AMD group is responsible for underpinning the mechanical requirements for new technology as well as physical modeling tools and assessments to generate new designs and mature selected paths to productization.

About the role - you will:
  • Develop and apply Multi-physics modeling of contact mechanics and head-disk contact based upon in-house and/or commercial software using high-performance computing.
  • Report to the advanced modeling and design group manager
  • Develop new mechanical designs for Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) technology
  • Apply fundamentals of heat transfer, electrostatics, magnetics and contact mechanics
  • Work closely with principal engineers to develop and apply new modeling tools that provide better understanding of new mechanical designs.
About you:
  • Pursuing an MS or PhD degree in Physics, Math, Engineering Science and Mechanics, or (Electrical, Aerospace, Material Science or Mechanical) Engineering.
  • Computational methods and high performance computing
  • ANSYS, MATLAB, Linux, Python and/or other programming languages.
  • You have a demonstrated knowledge and experience working with high performance computing and numerical methods and enjoy work that involves writing scripts and code.
  • You enjoy learning about physical sciences, and applying this knowledge to solve engineering problems.
  • You are an innovative and self-motivated worker
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Our Normandale campus spans two suburbs, Edina and Bloomington, and serves as the Recording Head development and manufacturing arm of Seagate. Located in the heart of a bustling community, Seagate offers an on-site cafe, or if you prefer, you can drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away. Need to grab a gift over lunch time? Shopping is abundant in the area. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, outdoor activities, tournaments and group workouts. Looking for something more laid back? Reset in one of our meditation rooms, or simply take a walk around our indoor walking path. On-site cultural festivals, celebrations and community volunteer opportunities also abound.

Seagate Technology is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of sex, marital status, religious affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or ethnic origin


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As soon as possible
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