Intern in Control Systems (100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your Mission at Climeworks is to support the Engineering team. 
  • You own a controls and automation project within the Engineering team.
  • Together with an interdisciplinary team, you design, implement, test, and document the control systems for our CO₂ capture plants and testing facilities.
  • You support the team to commission new plants and to adapt control systems.
  • You develop plant models, software tools, and IoT (Internet of Things) code as required to deliver your project.

Your story

  • You are motivated to complete a 6-month internship with us. The internship starts February/March 2023.
  • You have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering (or equivalent).
  • You have sound knowledge of programming in at least one high-level language (Python, C++, Matlab/Simulink, etc.) and, ideally, in PLC programming.
  • You demonstrate experience, coursework, or interest in one or more of the following areas: Controls and control-oriented plant models, Computer networking and Internet of Things, Industrial automation, Process engineering.
  • You have a structured working style, and you have a record of delivering results.
  • You are attracted to “hard tech.” You are a creator and want to write software that runs machines that improve the world.
  • You are motivated to enter the fast-growing climate technology sector.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

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