Mechanical Engineering Intern Spring/Summer 2024
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

1,001-5,000 employees

Automated delivery system for equitable global logistics
Company Overview
Zipline stands out for its commitment to equitable logistics, utilizing advanced robotics and autonomy to operate the world's largest automated delivery system, serving millions globally. The company has demonstrated industry leadership through significant projects such as powering Rwanda's national blood delivery network, Ghana's COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart. With a focus on clean, electric logistics, Zipline not only reduces environmental impact but also enhances accessibility, making it a compelling place to work for those passionate about technology and social impact.
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
  • Designing, building, testing, and running:
  • A flexible blind-mate ducting connection between an aircraft and a ground-based cooling station, allowing for aircraft battery temperature regulation during charging and pre-flight preparation
  • A service strategy for removing a docked aircraft from a ground station using a custom designed hand cart, complete with an ergonomic study for a range of technician heights and strengths
  • A communications tower with integrated antennas and lightning protection meant to relay vital telemetry information from the drone to the operators during flight
  • A wing cycle tester to identify and eliminate risk for each wing iteration and prove reliability with cycles
  • You must have completed at least the second year of your Undergraduate studies. Masters and PhD students are also eligible
  • You'll bring solid mechanical engineering fundamentals for sizing parts and integrating into design with minimal help
  • You'll bring automation experience from working with actuators and Raspberry Pi's (or similar)
  • You're well versed in CAD, and have designed multiple projects with it
  • You've worked on complex projects that require mechanical, electrical, and software design
  • You're quick to change direction when you realize you've made a mistake OR could achieve the same goal in a simpler way
  • You bias to action and communicate consistently with your team to ensure everyone is focused on meeting the project goals on time
  • You're excited to build on your design skills with brainstorms, design reviews, and failure mode analysis
  • You can anticipate, plan and schedule your own work
  • You bring a “can do” attitude, because we have a lot of vital work to get done and only work with people who are invested in solving critical problems
  • Does aggressively tackling cross disciplinary projects from early conceptual stages through to full field deployment sound like the way you want to spend your time? Do you eliminate circular discussions by running a test or use your hands-on skills to build a prototype instead of scheduling another meeting? At Zipline, your work is intended for the field, where customers are counting on it every day, so there is no time for ambiguous communication or unrealistic expectations. We need dedicated engineers to burn down risk and improve reliability in our system like their life depends on it, because others' lives do. If you thrive working with a fast-paced and driven team that focuses on only the most important goals, eliminates blockers, and executes with extreme practicality, keep reading!
  • Mechanical Engineers at Zipline go deep in their area of ownership, become experts in the problem domain, define requirements for their systems, rapidly develop creative and simple solutions, and prove with testing that their system meets the rigors and edge-cases of real-world deployment. We are composed of teams that are responsible for everything from the earliest designs of a new system, to creating test and validation strategies, root-causing issues with existing systems, and much more