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Technology and Innovation Intern

Standard Industries

Standard Industries

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

Explore career growth and expand your opportunities at Standard.

Job Description

Standard Industries is a privately-held global industrial company operating in over 80 countries with over 20,000 employees. The Standard ecosystem spans a broad array of holdings, technologies and investments—including both public and private companies from early to late-stage—as well as world-class building solutions, performance materials, real estate and next-generation solar technology. Throughout its 140-year history, Standard has leveraged its deep industry expertise and vision to create outsize value across its businesses, which today include operating companies GAF, BMI, Grace, GAF Energy, Siplast, Schiedel and SGI, as well as related businesses Standard Investments and Winter Properties.

This Standard Summer 2024 Internship is a paid intern experience that will be based in our New York, NY office. Standard Digital leads Standard and its Operating Companies in innovation. While our operating companies focus on the business of making products for our users, we focus our energies on looking to the future - new technologies, processes and tooling to continue to move our products forward. We also look to improve efficiencies to reduce waste and our environmental footprint or create improvements to increase yield. The ideal candidate for this position within our team is a rising Sophomore or Junior, who is optimistic, curious, and not afraid to speak up.

What part will you play? Potential projects:

  • Time of flight demonstration: LIDAR sensors - set up a demonstration in python with a local dashboard to demonstrate how to measure distance

  • Research sensors for application various applications

  • Create tests, share and communicate results with engineering and innovation teams

  • Create functional test unit for plants

  • Create a containerized application: Docker or CaaS via GCP - take an existing IoT application or ML/AI model and create an executable container to be run on our edge devices

  • Create Assisted Reality (AR) Application: provide the ability for plant managers to view system and machine performance data in a heads up display as they walk through the plant. SDK (java/C#) will be provided for development

  • System design: create a solution to measure the viscosity of asphalt in production. Little to no coding required. Technology investigation on how a system might be designed (components/interfaces) to solve this problem.

  • Research a creative approach to accurately measure viscosity of asphalt

  • Communication with startups and academia will be required to achieve the project goals

  • Presentation of proposed design/solution will be presented to management and plant teams

  • System design: create a solution to test production properties of clay and cement tiles without destroying them. Little to no coding required. Technology investigation on how a system might be designed (components/interfaces) to solve this problem.

What do we require from you?

  • Ability to code, proficiency, with at least one of the following: python, java, c/c++, html/css or the ability to demonstrate another language

  • Familiar with the agile process/framework

  • Public cloud experience would be a plus but not required: AWS, GCP, or Azure

  • Knowledge of SQL a plus, but not required

  • Ability to research and document findings for leadership: writing and presentation skills

  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Actively pursuing an undergraduate Engineering, Science, or Mathematics related degree from an accredited institution, with an anticipated graduation date between May 2026 and May 2027

Standard is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal employment and advancement of opportunity to all people. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, marital status, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. We believe diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are critical assets to our businesses. Qualified applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

At Standard, we believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k and vacation package for all full-time permanent positions.

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