Plastics Engineering Co-op
What You'll Get to Do:
As a Plastics Engineering Co-op you'll help to develop new
products and their manufacturing processes from initial concept to
their launch into production.
You'll be able to collaborate with product design engineers,
process development engineers, packaging engineers, quality
engineers and project leaders to develop manufacturing systems for
consumable plastic products for life science, medical device,
laboratory, diagnostic and consumer product markets.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a Co-op mentor in a
new product development environment that will allow you to learn
product development methods and grow your plastics engineering
How You'll Make a Difference:
- Partner with Great Coworkers: Participate on cross functional
project teams to develop new products and manufacturing processes.
Present development results at technical reviews. Work with your
Co-op mentor on specific engineering assignments.
Concept Design and Development: Contribute to product design
through design reviews and design analysis. Participate with Design
for Manufacturing (DFM) reviews of new product designs. Review
process specifications and development plans with team members and
external suppliers such as mold makers, prototyping services and
Equipment Selection: Assist with the selection of primary and
secondary plastic processing equipment. Help to develop project
capital, product cost requirements and appropriations requests.
Detailed Process Development: Conduct processing trials to
optimize process variables. Use process analytical tools, DOE
methods and pFMEA in conjunction with plastic part and mold design
- Process Verification: Conduct FAT, IQ, OQ and PQ qualifications
for molds and/or equipment and molding processes. Coordinate
measurement and dimensional studies. Document results with detailed
- Currently enrolled in a Mechanical, Chemical or Plastics
engineering Bachelors Degree program
- Demonstrated knowledge of mold tooling, plastic part design,
plastic materials, design of experiments (DOE), scientific molding
practices and processing equipment
- Experience with basic data analysis and statistics to analysis
part measurement or machine response data.
- Basic "hands on" Experience with plastics lab equipment and
injection molding equipment.
- Understanding of mechanical drawings, solid models and mold
flow comprehension. Proficiency in Solid Works is a plus.
- Willing to travel domestically approximately 10%
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Creative, innovative and critical thinking
- Analytical nature, responds positively to challenges and a
- Responsive, results oriented and task driven
- Self-directed, well-organized with ability to manage multiple
- Excellent documentation, planning and organizational
Who We Are
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in
serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees
in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the
world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers
accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical
challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory
productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific,
Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab
Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative
technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.
What We Do
We serve science and medicine like no other. Our customers help
patients and do research with a variety of products such as general
lab ware, ionized water, bioproduction, high-end injectables, and
ocular medicine with some of the largest drug manufacturers across
the globe. For others, we provide a consumer product line of well
known Nalgene water bottles.
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Markets in the US, Rochester is a great place for a new college
graduate. With low housing costs and a vibrant downtown full of
arts and culture, it's an ideal place to gain world class career
experience while you pay down your students loans and enjoy your
Conveniently located within a 400 mile radius of 14 northeastern
states, Rochester is the western gateway to the fabulous Finger
Lakes Region, the Adirondacks, and other scenic byways. If you're
looking for a thriving career in an affordable city, you will find
it at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Rochester.