Operations Intern


Manufacturing and Production

Advert ID



San Jose

Job Type




Salary Range

Based on Experience

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Silicon Valley, CA - (USA) 2880 Zanker Road Suite 101 CA San Jose , CA 95134



Job Description

Work hours: Part Time - 1st Shift (hours within 8 AM to 5 PM) - Flexible


Job Summary:

This is a TEMPORARY INTERNSHIP POSITION. Candidates will be students from local universities who are pursuing an applicable degree.

Essentials functions:

* Provides hands on support for process improvements to the manufacturing assembly and test processes for flow cytometry instrument under the supervision of Staff Manufacturing Engineers or Production Managers.

* Must have the ability to solve problems, and determine root cause of technical issues related to (process, time and motion studies, floor or work cell layout, resources capacity, ergonomics and other related improvements). Must be able to implement effective solutions in a timely manner. Issues are typically multi-disciplinary in nature: mechanical, optical, electrical, and fluidic.

* Strives to continuously improve processes in order to achieve optimal efficiency for manufacturing operations.

* Will serve as a member of cross functional project teams. Major objectives may include: product cost reduction efforts, designing processes to improve manufacturing operational efficiency, optimize product design, qualify replacement components, improve product quality, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce manufacturing costs.

* Supports the introduction of new products into manufacturing. Establishes processes and procedures create assembly documentation. Reviews engineering designs and documentation for completeness, clarity and manufacturability. Develops and implements production tooling, test fixtures, equipment, and work cell layout. Participates in setting labor standards. Develops and implements strategies to optimize material and workflow.

* Must be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal customers, primarily line level production personnel, other ME's, QA, Planners, Purchasing, R&D and managers.

Minimum Requirements:

* Must be currently pursuing a BS degree in Industrial Engineering (third year or higher) or similar BS degree.

* Must be proficient in the use of personal computers.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must have good interpersonal skills: conflict resolution, negotiation, and the ability work in a team environment

Desirable Qualifications:

* Experience implementing LEAN manufacturing processes

* 6 Sigma green or black belt courses

* Project management courses

* Experience with engineering drawings, Bills of Materials, and operational procedures

* Experience writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders

* Experience implementing continuous improvement solutions

* Experience developing manufacturing processes, writing procedures, and training assembly personnel

* The ability to assess and resolve problems in a timely manner.

* Familiarity with ISO 13485 standards

* Familiarity of the following applications: Pro-E, AutoCAD, MS Access, SAP ERP, Visio.

* Experience supporting some of the following commodities or supplier types: lasers, optical components, fluidic systems, machined parts, sheet metal, cables, PCA's, plastics, power systems, product packaging, turnkey subcontractors, hardware, labeling, bar code systems

· cGMP familiarity 21 CFR part 820, medical device manufacturing experience