Axpo

Nuclear fuel materials database

Axpo is driven by a single purpose – to enable a sustainable future through innovative energy solutions. As Switzerland's largest producer of renewable and nuclear energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power, we combine the experience and expertise of more than 6000 employees driven by a passion for innovation, collaboration and impactful change. Through cutting-edge technologies, we innovate to meet the evolving needs of our customers in over 30 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.

Department
Nuclear Fuel Department, Nuclear Division, Baden, Switzerland

Your responsibilities
The nuclear fuel assemblies include numerous components made of different materials (alloys for structure and ceramics for fuel itself). For the purposes of process monitoring, trouble shooting and material evolution a database of material properties shall be developed. A few components are already being monitored but a systematic tool is to be developed and fed by data from the previous fuel deliveries for power plants Leibstadt and Beznau. The platform and shape are still not fixed and the methods of materials assessment are not defined yet waiting for the applicant’s creativity. During the internship we plan for a visit at a nuclear fuel fabrication facility.

Your profile

  • Basic knowledge of material engineering and testing
  • Skilled in MS Office
  • Experiences with other data processing and evaluation software favorable
  • Fluent at least in English; German favorable
  • Endurance, curiosity, creativity

We offer
You will have the opportunity to work alongside nuclear experts and apply your academic and research background in real industrial applications. In this project you will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid mode from Axpo’s HQs in Baden. This internship project will probably require more than 3 months time. Depending on the outcome of the project, a master thesis could be proposed.

Contact

Axpo Power AG offers 18 internship proposals for the Summer 2024.
Please, apply online using the following link by 21.02.2024
In your online application you can specify for which of Axpo’s projects you are interested in.
A selection day will follow at beginning of March at Axpo’s HQ.

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