Tesa Tape

Intern - R&D

Job Locations US-MI-Sparta
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/17/2017 3:02 PM)
# of Openings
8-5 M-F


Do you have an interest in or a passion for solving complex problems? We are looking for an intern to join our creative R&D team to develop new adhesive solutions. The intern hired for this position will handle one or two development projects over the scope of 3-6 months. They will also participate in a larger project as an R&D team member.


  • Development of adhesives Tapes & Tape building blocks
  • The intern will develop adhesive tapes & building blocks. This includes compiling a test plan, fabrication of samples and testing of samples as well as presentation of the results. The intern will plan & conduct his tasks autonomously with regular feedback and supervision from the lab manager & product development engineers.
  • Investigation of raw materials
  • The intern will evaluate novel raw materials. Materials are selected by or together with the lab manager & product development engineers. Evaluation includes deciding on fitting test methods, compiling a test plan and preparation & testing of specimens.
  • Development of Test methods
  • The intern will develop new test methods. This includes construction of test equipment, selecting appropriate test parameters and evaluation of the new test method.
  • Documentation of Test results.
  • The intern will document any results in accordance to the lab standard in a comprehensive and accessible way. This includes digital as storage of test results as well as keeping a lab notebook.
  • Online & Literature Research
  • The intern will search the relevant literature & online sources to compile knowledge in specific areas. This includes documentation & bundling of the results.


  1. Should be enrolled in a B.S. or M.A. of technical orientation with context to industrial fabrication of plastics, e.g. Chemistry, chemical Engineering, Material science/engineering, process engineering
  2. Should have good skills in Microsoft Office, esp. Word & Excel
  3. Should be able to structure his work and work autonomously
  4. Should enjoy working in a highly dynamic work environment


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