Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Composite repair patch

About this position

TNO has taken over the former wells testing facilities from Shell. With the worldwide unique combination of testing equipment TNO is resurrecting a state of the art research centre with focus on renewable heat (geo thermal energy) and heat storage in the Dutch sub surface. Are you curious, independent, pragmatic and enthusiastic to work in a energetic team, creating the foundation for the future renewable heat demand, then the TNO Rijswijk Centre for Sustainable Geo Energy (RCSG) has a challenge for you.

What will be your role?

Materials play a crucial role in the sustainable geo energy applications. In most cases the subsurface constructions are exposed to hot salty water which influences the lifetime of these components significantly. To protect the subsurface well construction (steel tubes) a composite repair patch, extrude out of re-used / recycled waste material could be used as anti-corrosion layer.

TNO offers an interim position for the design of and experimental validation of composite repair patch. Part of the work is a functional design of the patch, reaching out to waste suppliers, material testing and large scale experimental testing with help of TNO-test engineers.

What we expect from you

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with technical background and willing to roll up it’s sleeves to help building the future for stainable heat.

Working environment:
Close to / inside lab environment within a small team of technicians.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

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