Graduation Position: Materials & Sustainability

Industrial Design Graduation Position: Materials & Sustainability

About Us

SODAQ is an important player in the global Internet of Things industry. With a strong focus on low energy consumption, our devices can last for up to 10 years in the field on a single charge, or even longer using for instance solar panels. SODAQ’s works for a variety of industries, providing innovative GPS-trackers, and environmental sensing devices. With our recent decision to become the only ‘World-Friendly’ Internet of Things company we want to make our enclosures as sustainable as our technology.

Position

We are looking for a graduation intern to help us create and implement a strategy for less environmental impact on the mechanical parts of our products. This includes the materials (plastics) we use, manufacturing techniques, changes in our design process, design for repairability and more. Anything that makes our devices more world-friendly.

Responsibilities

This project offers the unique opportunity to help transition a real company producing tens of thousands of products yearly to become more sustainable. You will be expected to research the field of sustainable manufacturing, come with ideas, structure the transition, and oversee the initial implementation of them.

Requirements:

  • Studies: Industrial Ecology, Industrial Design Engineering, Materials Science
  • Knowledge of material selection, production methods and industrialization
  • Excellent research skills to select the right path forward
  • Interest in product development for electronics
  • Ability to create structure

What we offer

SODAQ is a Hilversum-based, young and dynamic company. We are a team of forty professionals, offering a motivating, entrepreneurial and social work environment. According to specific requirements from your faculty we can be flexible with the assignment statement.  Within SODAQ there is plenty of opportunity to grow and see your ideas come to life. Our office is located at a 5-minute walk from the train station and we offer a standard internship compensation.

Interested?
Great news! Please send your resume and motivation letter to internships@sodaq.com, clearly stating for which role you are applying.

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