Student assistant (m/f/d) | Engineering (CAD, FEM and Experiment)

We are currently looking for someone to strengthen our team

Student assistant (m/f/d)

Engineering (CAD, FEM and Experiment)


AZL stands for excellence in lightweight production. With its market and technology know-how, the AZL brings together experts and decision-makers from science and industry to drive business and technology development in the lightweight construction industry. Located on the RWTH campus, the AZL supports international companies, regardless of their position in the value chain, in the development, benchmarking and improvement of design methods, manufacturing techniques, production systems and products.

Your job: Development of innovative designs

You contribute flexibly and support the team in ongoing engineering projects:

  • Research: Market and technology developments, e.g. B. of electric or fuel cell vehicles with a focus on the structural requirements
  • Design and construction :
    • Investigation and implementation of FEM models with a focus on composite lightweight construction
    • CAD construction and visualization with SolidWorks
    • FEM optimization of multi-material systems (metals, plastics and fiber composites) with OptiStruct
    • Support in the processing of extensive research projects
  • Evaluation and interpretation : Validation of the results and documentation

Your profile: Student with organizational talent

  • Ongoing studies in the field of communication, mechanical engineering, vehicle technology or similar.
  • Structured and independent way of working
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German and English
  • Confident use of Office applications, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • An additional plus: Knowledge of fiber composites & experience with CAD/FEM and programming (Python)

Our offer: The right framework conditions

  • Flexibility: through working hours that adapt to your studies
  • Fun: in a young, motivated and competent team
  • Room for development: Insight into diverse and varied product development processes from the material to the finished component
  • Internationality: Cooperation with international companies and various RWTH institutes

Has your interest been aroused?

Then apply now quickly and easily by email.
We look forward to meeting you!

Still questions? We are happy to help you:

Fabian Becker
+ 49 241 475 735 – 22

Ravi Bhairi
+ 49 241 475 735 – 15


Student Assistant Job posting as PDF


Expertise/ background in:

Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

I will support you in:

  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation