Devicor® Medical Products, Inc., is a fast-growing global company dedicated to acquiring and growing healthcare companies that provide important medical technologies used by clinicians worldwide to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Our goal is to help ensure a bright future for the companies in our portfolio, our employees, our healthcare customers and their patients through our commit...ment to continually invest in product development, research and the brightest talent. Our ability to strengthen companies and add necessary resources allows us to help companies grow and reach their full potential.
Our entrepreneurial spirit challenges the status quo as we find innovative ways to help companies advance, improve and elevate the standards of patient care. We strive to serve as a new breed of company in the healthcare industry, with a commitment to honesty, integrity, and exceptional clinician support and service.
This position is for the January - April 2015 timeframe.
Engineering Co-ops work with cross-functional product development teams on all aspects of complex projects related to product design and development, with a focus on applying engineering fundamentals in a professional environment.
Team Member - works in a learning mode on a cross-functional project team through all phases of the product development process. Includes planning and executing projects from concept through the launch and initial production ramp-up. Support and/or lead product changes after launch based on defined needs of the business.
Execute Design Process - works closely with other members of the team and suppliers (e.g., component, assembly equipment) to develop products with a focus on manufacturability and assembly.
Evaluate Design - with guidance from other team members, performs component and assembly evaluations and qualifications and development of product and process validation plans and testing.
Prototype and Ensure Manufacturability - with guidance from other team members, works with design engineering and suppliers to understand the considerations associated with manufacturability and works with other team members to produce prototypes and optimize designs for manufacturability.
Flexible - with feedback and guidance from other team members plans and prioritizes multiple activities and tasks.
Other duties as assigned.
General Skills/Competencies/Specialized Knowledge
Expected to develop a working knowledge of our product lines as well as various anatomies and pathologies.
Mechanical Design – Familiarity with mechanical processes and capabilities that impact design.
Design Control – Application of design controls and development processes.
Trust and Integrity
Collaboration and Teamwork
Computer Skills – Proficient computer system based tools including Microsoft Office applications, presentation, e-mail, web browsers and spreadsheet software. Skilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools (e.g., SolidWorks).
Previous Co-op experience in an engineering function is strongly preferred.
Experience in medical device and/or product development is preferred.
Matriculated Student working toward a Bachelor's degree (BS) in mechanical or electrical engineering (or related field equivalent) with mechanical emphasis is required.
Minimum GPA 3.0 within curriculum required.
Experience in medical device and/or product development preferred.
May be required to travel up to 5% of the time.
Typical work related travel assignments range 1-3 days, and as such overnight, out-of-town stays may be required as need arises.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Typical office environment
Laboratory Environment - Observing GLP and GMP methodologies and best practices (stereoscopes, hi-speed motion equipment, air flow testers, mechanical test machines)
Use of mechanical hand tools and device assembly equipment
Physical Demands - standing, sitting, lifting (less than 35lbs), carting, etc. 2-5 times per day