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Manufacturing Engineering Co-op - July 4, 2022 through January 6, 2023

Req ID: J2304929

  • Location
    Elmira, New York, United States of America
  • Category Administrative Services
  • Posted Thursday, February 10, 2022
  • Time Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

Elmira Manufacturing Engineering Co-op

Fall 2022 (July 4, 2022 through January 6, 2023)

The Manufacturing Engineer Co-op will:

  • Gain valuable knowledge pertaining to policies, practices and processes, associated with production of Medical Devices, through completion of web based and instructor led training.
  • Gain experience with primary machining processing including CNC milling, CNC turning and forming of titanium, stainless steel and polymer implants.
    • Gain experience with design of tooling, work holding and job aids.
  • Gain exposure and participate in Quality and Compliance related activities including Non-conformance investigation and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA).
    • Assist in failure mode analysis, scrap analysis and trending.
    • Gain exposure to concepts of GMP/GXP as well as introduction to FDA, ISO, Safety, and Environmental regulations.
  • Act as team member supporting capital investment projects and transformations.
    • Conduct research, data collection, and technical report generation.
    • Perform financial analysis, generate business cases and conduct presentations.
  • Perform CAD modeling and drafting activities for 3D printed and machined manufacturing tools/fixturing, equipment layouts and process documentation.
  • Support development of new processes and equipment associated with product launches.
  • Coordinate and support equipment and process validation lifecycle elements such as computer system validation, safety risk assessment, installation qualification, process risk assessment, operation qualification and performance qualification.
    • Author equipment and process standard operating procedures.
    • Author test protocols and technical report documents.
    • Perform data collection and analysis utilizing statistical methods and software packages such as MS Excel and Minitab.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams focusing on the improvement of existing processes.
    • Support cycle time analysis, process/value stream mapping, and capacity analysis on production processes to optimize and/or introduce new equipment.
    • Assist with testing and analysis utilizing Lean/6 Sigma tools techniques.
    • Complete Kaizen implementation for ideas submitted for improvements.
  • Communicate with internal and external suppliers on various projects and initiatives.
  • Participate in plant and product familiarization though a combination of independent research, online training and “Go-See” activities.
  • Participate in shadowing of various roles including Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Engineering Technicians and Production Operators.  Co-ops will also “Go-See” groups including Chemical Finishing, Packaging, QA Inspection, Drafting, Document Control, Safety, Maintenance, Tool Room, Gage Calibration and Shipping/Receiving.


A qualified candidate should meet the following general criteria:

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and must not require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status).
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 Cumulative is strongly preferred.
  • Candidate must be actively enrolled pursuing either a Bachelors or Master’s degree (but not necessarily taking classes).
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation to and from work on a daily basis for the duration of the co-op.
  • Candidate must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) during the duration of the co-op position. 

A qualified candidate should meet the following role specific criteria:

  • Completion of sophomore level coursework strongly preferred.
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to function as part of a team and independently.
  • Possess some past hands-on experience (job, project or hobby related) strongly preferred.
  • Willing to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment with work station located on manufacturing floor.
  • Strong technical writing skills and ability to generate technical documents semi-independently.
  • Ability to present and communicate effectively to audiences at various levels of experience.
  • Efficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with MS Project, Visio, Access preferred but not required.
  • Experience with some CAD package (PTC Creo, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, etc.)
    • Introductory experience with GD&T preferred but not required.
  • Introductory experience with statistical analysis using Minitab, Excel, etc. preferred.

Our preferred majors are, but are not limited to: 

  • Industrial, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (preferred)
  • Biomedical Engineering (considered)
  • Engineering and Management (considered)
  • Controls and Robotics Engineering (considered)
  • Electrical and Chemical Engineering (considered)
  • Additional Engineering disciplines considered on case by case basis as well

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