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Product Design Mechanical Engineer Intern, Portal

Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design | Menlo Park, CA

The Portal team builds consumer hardware to advance Facebook's mission of bringing the world closer together. The Portal family of products currently includes Portal and Portal+, home video communications devices designed from the ground up to make it easier for people to connect with their closest friends and family. Facebook AR/VR Portal Product Design Engineering Team is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Intern to join our team. Come and learn about our innovative mechanical design and hardware architectures, which help connect people across great distances. The intern/co-op will work closely with System Integration, ID/UX, and Technical Operations (DfX, Reliability, Quality) teams to help design, qualify and optimize our hardware.


  • Help design Facebook’s next generation Portal consumer hardware devices
  • Interface with System Integration, Camera, Audio, Industrial Design and other mechanical engineers to understand system architecture and design constraints
  • Create mechanical design concepts for various products and develop these in 3D CAD
  • Devise and execute experiments for mechanical system optimization
  • Build and test prototypes of mechanical designs
  • Validate hardware according to plan while keeping a thorough procedural record
  • Diagnose root-cause of part, assembly or design failures with a hands-on approach

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a BS or MS degree in mechanical or related engineering field
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Experience in mechanism design, sheet metal and plastic part design, audio/camera/RF integration, design for manufacturing, serviceability, reliability or assembly
  • Experience in disassembling and debugging existing designs to come up with better solutions
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Experience with rapid prototyping, 3D printing, standard machine tools and equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intent to return to full-time degree program after completion of the internship
  • Familiarity of basic statistical analysis methods, experience with tools like JMP, Minitab, etc. a plus
  • Experience in simulation software for FEA or thermal analysis
  • Experience with Siemens NX
  • Ability to travel to overseas factory sites

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