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Seagate Intern - Mechanical Design - Summer 2022

Location:  Bloomington, MN, US

About our group:

Seagate is seeking to hire a Mechanical Design Intern in the Mechanical Technology Development organization to develop new head mechanical systems. This position will be located in Bloomington, MN at Seagate's Recording Head Operations research and development facility.

About the role - you will:

You will be assigned to work on a variety of mechanical engineering projects (not limited to design, testing, metrology etc.) related to the development of head gimbal assemblies and microactuator designs for future product requirements. Most projects are in the discipline of mechanical structural dynamics, however there are large overlap and interaction with other disciplines, such as control systems, tribology, statics et. al.

About you:

  • Student pursuing a MS or PhD degree in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Physics or related discipline, solid academic background and fundamentals in your core major, preferably with specialization in mechanical dynamics systems and statics, with strong design and analysis acumen.
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Modeling methods and Dynamics of mechanical systems. Experienced using commercial finite element modeling with software tools.
  • Experienced using software such as LabView, Matlab, JMP to acquire and analyze data from laboratory experiment, are an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in six sigma principles are an added advantage.
  • Strong 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 café, 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.

Other Important information:
United States Only - Seagate believes that vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to fight COVID-19 and maintain a safer workplace. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US-based employees of Seagate. This requirement applies to all employees and locations in the United States including those employees working remotely, consistent with the requirements under Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors/sub-contractors. Seagate will consider exceptions to this policy for medical or religious reasons on an individualized basis.
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