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CIVCO Medical Instrument Co Inc Engineering Co-op in Coralville, Iowa



CIVCO is offering opportunities for Engineering students to gain experience in Quality, Manufacturing, and Product Design. Our Engineering Co-ops are responsible for assisting with the engineering work of their assigned department and coordinating with all departments to ensure smooth production startup.

  • The Design Co-op assists in design and manages projects in the area of product development with a focus on line extensions with design engineer supervision.

  • The Quality Co-op assists in supporting sustainment activities and provides support by investigating production or process issues.

  • The Manufacturing Co-Op assists manufacturing with new product development projects and process improvement initiatives.

These positions will be located onsite at our facilities in Coralville or Kalona, Iowa.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

Design Engineering:

  • Product Design: Design/development of needle-guidance accessories, end product components/assemblies, packaging configurations, labeling & instructions. Utilizes 3D CAD (PTC Creo)

  • Project Management: Scheduling, tracking, and communicating to mentor and design team. Coordinating deliverables and design control (DHF) documentation. Implementing entire design cycle requirements

  • Product Support: Investigate production or process issues and complete drawing or process changes. Support Product Line Management, Marketing and Production staff

  • Continuous Process Improvement: Evaluate internal process and give process improvement ideas & implementation strategies

Quality Engineering:

  • Support sustainment activities including handling of customer complaints, CAPAs, and non-conformances.

  • Complete effectiveness reviews of internal and supplier CAPAs.

  • Complete assigned quality and manufacturing verification and validation for new and existing products.

  • Support internal and external audits.

  • Complete changes to associated standard operating procedures and work instructions.

  • Support and drive continuous improvement projects with cross-functional teams.

  • Provide production support by investigating production or process issues and help drive associated process or drawing changes.

Manufacturing Engineering:

  • New Product Development: supports through identification and creation of packaging specifications, creation of infection control product drawings (cover) utilizing 3D CAD (Creo), supporting Design for Manufacturability evaluation, and creation and testing of fixture development

  • Manufacturing Process Improvement initiatives: support includes creation and documentation of processes and developing Standard Operating Procedures

  • Product Support and Sustainment: includes investigation and testing to support CAPA, support non-PDP project by managing Juarez Single Work Order process, 3D printing activities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or ExperienceMinimum of a high school diploma or GED and actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline such as manufacturing or industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or other related discipline. One to three semesters of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates good communication skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)

  • Experience with manufacturing processes (injection molding, machining, and assembly) and/or related products is preferred.

  • Knowledge of design, documentation, materials management, and design for manufacturing is preferred.

  • Regular, predictable attendance is required for the ability complete all work.

  • Requires face-to-face interaction with team members, peers, and management to complete work and provide support.

  • Ability to demonstrate and promote CIVCO Values.

Dependent on project, work may be performed at the Coralville or Kalona facility. Travel may be required to support projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)