Smart Building Specialist Internship ~ Chicago (2-year technical school student)

Job Description

Who designs your future? You do. 

Are you looking for an internship where you can showcase your technical aptitude and passion for problem solving to ensure customers can work in a comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient environment? Does gaining hands-on experience, real-world skills and valuable knowledge while developing yourself professionally sound exciting to you? Then look to the Siemens Smart Infrastructure Regional Solutions and Services Americas Internship Program!

What you will do as a Siemens Smart Infrastructure Specialist Intern

  • This internship is a 10 week program where you will rotate through various departments at the local branch office, all focusing on smart buildings and sustainable infrastructure. 
  • 80% of your time will be spent on specialist (technician) related activities (visiting customer sites, classroom learning, on-the-job training and shadowing, etc.), 10% of your time with be spent with the sales department and learning how we go-to-market and sell our solutions and services, and 10% of your time will be spent in our projects (solutions) or service departments, focusing on the related tasks needed to deliver world class service to Siemens customers. 
  • You may get experience rotating through our core business segments, which include HVAC, Fire/Life Safety and Security Systems. 
  • The goal of this internship program is to develop future talent for the Siemens organization and help you identify where you may be interested in pursuing a career at Siemens post-graduation. 


Working alongside current Specialists and Operations Supervisors to: 

  • Meet with the customers (for Service) to diagnose their HVAC/Building Automation, Fire/Life Safety, or Integrated Security electronic control system malfunctions and use your expertise to maintain, repair, or (for Solutions) install new equipment; commissioning if needed
  • Consult with our internal engineering and management team for discrepancies in our drawings or as problems arise
  • Interface with the customers: complete the service work documentation, assist them with training instructions needed for future ease-of-use, and (most importantly) recommend system enhancements providing a value-added partner relationship

Who Should Apply? 

  • High school diploma or state-recognized GED
  • Students currently enrolled in a 2-year Technical School pursuing a certificate in HVACR and/or Controls (other focus areas may be considered)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (preferred)
  • Availability: 40 hours per week from May/June to July/August 
  • Willingness to move into a paid 9-month Technical Development Program post-internship while finishing your second year of school 
  • Ability to work in a variety of circumstances, including climbing ladders, scaffolds, and high-lift equipment; working in ducts, crawl spaces, roofs, basements, above ceilings, and in outside/inside/heat/cold/day/night conditions
  • Must be able to use hand tools, laptop, email, smartphone, and tablet
  • Must be able to carry and move equipment and tools weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to work in a team environment providing dedicated support to our customers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Work Authorization: Permanent work authorization in the U.S. without sponsorship is required

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Student (Not Yet Graduated)

Full / Part time: Full-Time temporary

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