Manufacturing Engineer Intern
Medtronic - Portsmouth, NH

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Position Description

The Manufacturing Engineer Intern has the responsibility to support the Manufacturing Engineering team by performing experiments, testing, and measurements as well as performing equipment validations, process optimizations, and root cause analysis. This role can also supports cross-functional Product Development and Continuous Improvement teams with technical inputs to product Design for Manufacturability, product design Hazard Analysis, process FMEA, process and product validations and manufacturing transfer planning.

The Manufacturing Engineer Intern must be able to prioritize activities and allocate resources for greatest effectiveness.

The Manufacturing Engineer Intern will be exposed to both concrete and abstract problems, complex schedules, team and supplier interactions, prioritization and balancing critical thinking with execution.

Position Responsibilities

The intern position will work in conjunction with the Manufacturing Engineering Staff to support the following:
o Coordinate plastics tooling and part debug efforts to ensure products meet specifications.
o Coordinate capital requirements, perform IQ (installation qualification), OQ (operational qualification), and PQ (performance qualification) activities and execute Master Validation Plans.
o Perform engineering, prototype, design verification and manufacturing validation build activities, including required testing.
o Prepares verification and validation protocols for products, equipment, and processes to assure that acceptance criteria are defined and verification and validation activities are completed prior to product, equipment or process use.
o Promote lean approaches and incorporate flexibility within the process such that change is expected, reacted to quickly, and handled with ease.
o Ensure that projects and assigned tasks are completed on time and on budget.
o Monitor the component supply chain such that parts are procured from approved and qualified suppliers, and at the established acceptable quality levels.
o Take a responsible role in the manufacturing supply chain such that Medtronic Advanced Energy enjoys strong working relationships with suppliers.
o Participate in product development and transfer teams to ensure that quality and manufacturing tasks are completed on time and issues are raised in a timely manner.
o Communicate often and effectively across all departments regarding projects the manufacturing group is involved in.
o Manage and quickly resolve any issues, questions, or challenges to the manufacturing process.
o Designs and uses analysis systems for trending quality and manufacturing data to assist in providing data for continued improvement of products and services and the quality system.
o Utilize a high degree of systems thinking such that improvements are made continuously and appropriately in areas such as design control, engineering changes, purchasing and procurement, and the general quality system.

Basic Qualifications

Currently enrolled in an accredited B.S. Mechanical/Plastic/Biomedical Engineering program.
Hands on experience with SolidWorks or other CAD software.
Knowledge of Minitab and MS Office software applications (Project, Visio, Excel).
Skill in operating light assembly tooling and equipment
Knowledge of engineered plastic and metals materials for medical devices.
Knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO compliance. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have strong interpersonal and team work skills.
Must be comfortable with multi-tasking.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of assembly and test methods and machines, in manual and semi-automated manufacturing environments is preferred.

Physical Job Requirements

Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate instruments, computers, and various pieces of office and surgical equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Medtronic, Inc. is engaged in medical technology. The Company functions in seven operating segments that manufacture and sell device-based...