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Mechanical Engineer - Student Intern

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CLEAR BLUE SEA

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Mechanical Engineer - Student Intern

CLEAR BLUE SEA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in San Diego, CA with a mission to cleanse the oceans of plastic pollution. Clear Blue Sea’s innovative marine debris removal system is an unmanned, solar-powered Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris (FRED). Three small scale FRED prototypes have been built and tested in Mission Bay and several new FRED projects are currently in work, including a FRED Do-it-Yourself (FREDDY) Instructional Package and the design of a 50-foot FRED to be implemented in Hawaii. Our FRED projects have involved over 200 students to help younger generations experience what it takes to address a global environmental crisis. Please familiarize yourself with Clear Blue Sea and our social media to gain a better understanding of our organization and our FRED solution for cleansing the oceans of plastic pollution.

Clear Blue Sea is seeking interns to work on our multiple marine robot FRED projects. Our large-scale FRED design is catamaran based, 50 feet by 25 feet, solar-powered, semi-autonomous, and performs ocean cleanup operations on a daily basis. Clear Blue Sea implements a system engineering life cycle methodology and project management practices for all student internship teams. All research and engineering analysis work will be driven by Clear Blue Sea’s system requirements for FRED’s Debris Collection Subsystem (DCS), Vessel Platform Subsystem (VPS), Solar Power Subsystem (SPS) and Navigation and Data Communications Subsystem (NDCS). Examples of FRED functional and performance requirements include:

  • Guide floating debris to FRED’s debris collection capability
  • Capture floating plastic down to 6-10 feet
  • Capture floating plastic in size from 5mm to 15 meters
  • Operate autonomously and by remote control
  • Alert marine animals that debris collection is occurring
  • Operate at 95% reliability (MTBF) and 95% maintainability (MTTR)
  • Batten down during high seas or severe weather
  • Resist corrosion and rust in salt water
  • Be powered by solar energy
  • Implement sensors to gather scientific and environmental data

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Engineering methodologies, CAD/CAE drawings, and alternative design analysis
  • Research and evaluation of potential FRED design solutions for comparative analysis
  • Engineering modeling in support of FRED design analysis and project reviews
  • Design documentation including graphics, text, drawings, and requirements traceability
  • Use of Excel to create Bills of Materials for final components based on multiple supplier evaluations

Desired Attributes

  • Passionate about ocean conservancy and sustainability
  • Respectful and collaborative with team members and mentors
  • Commitment to high quality work and accountability for assignments
  • Effective written/verbal communications, creative thinking, and continuous problem-solving

Apply via our online form: Contact Clear Blue Sea with questions: personnel@clearbluesea.org

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About CLEAR BLUE SEA

Location:

7939 Silverton Ave, SAN DIEGO, CA 92122, US

Mission Statement

Clear Blue Sea's mission is to cleanse the oceans of floating plastic pollution by operating fleets of unmanned marine robots powered by renewable energy.

Description

CLEAR BLUE SEA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in San Diego, CA with a mission to cleanse the oceans of plastic pollution. Clear Blue Sea’s innovative marine debris removal system is an unmanned, solar-powered Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris (FRED). Three small-scale FRED prototypes have been built and tested in Mission Bay and several new FRED projects are currently in work, including a FRED Do-it-Yourself (FREDDY) Instructional Package and the design of a 50-foot FRED to be implemented in Hawaii as a pilot. Our FRED projects have involved over 200 student interns as we are dedicated to training and mentoring younger generations in methods and innovations needed to increase awareness of ocean plastics and solutions for ocean cleanup and conservancy.

Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7939 Silverton Avenue, Unit 807San Diego, CA 92126

(32.89018,-117.15033)
 

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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