Production Engineering Co-op

Website Abiomed


Abiomed is a fast-paced medical device company with a portfolio of percutaneous heart pumps that impact the lives of patients around the world. Coops are exposed to multiple areas in Engineering with a focus on providing mentoring and learning opportunities through a growing curriculum.


The Co-Op Program at Abiomed offers students a collaborative working and learning environment. The primary objective of the program is to recruit talented, high-potential students who will make immediate and long-term contributions to our company. As an Abiomed Co-Op, you will be given an opportunity to work with innovative technology and on projects that are directly related to your education and career goals.
The Production Engineering co-op will assist in the design, development, improvement and validation of manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules, reduce defects and enhance productivity and product quality.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Support global process improvements, production floor support and production transfer efforts through recurring meeting coordination/attendance.
Work in cross-functional teams that span global operations.
Use Lean and Six Sigma tools to analyze process trend data or communicate issues based upon data driven approach.  Identify opportunities for process and yield improvement projects.
Support commercial production of new products, product changes, and enhancements in coordination with the Operations, Product Development and Quality Assurance organizations.
Support and enforce company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Documentation Practices, FDA QSR and ISO regulations.
Assist in the development and maintaining of process documentation including assembly procedures, test procedures, routers, travelers, BOMs, process flows, and process FMEAs.
Help execute process validations including generation of plans, protocols and reports.
Qualify and optimize processes and tooling via IQ/OQ/PQ, Gage R&R Studies, Process Capability Studies and Designs of Experiments.
Participate in the investigation of failures and formulation and implementation of action plans for all internal corrective actions, audit findings
Maintain accurate documentation of concepts, designs, and processes while maintaining current knowledge of medical, technical, and biomedical developments as related to Abiomed products.
Work with product development staff to ensure that products under development are designed for manufacture, test, and inspection as appropriate.

Job Qualifications:

Junior, senior or grad student pursuing a degree in engineering.
Prior work experience desired. Medical device experience preferred.
Knowledge of lean, six sigma, kaizen, and continuous improvement initiatives.  Green Belt preferred.
Ability to Communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written)
Execute tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision. Able to prioritize tasks.
Able to prioritize tasks.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of SAP desired.

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