Medical Device Engineering Co-Op - Fall 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio at Mammotome

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: MAM000673

About Us

At Mammotome, we are committed to providing best-in-class technology to help clinicians accurately diagnose breast cancer. We provide clinicians devices spanning the breast cancer diagnostic care continuum from tissue biopsy to accurate lesion removal, never forgetting that at the heart of each breast cancer diagnosis is the patient. Through our ever-expanding product portfolio we strive every day to improve the patient’s journey and achieve better outcomes. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Mammotome brand is sold in over 50 different countries throughout the world. 


Engineering Co-Ops work with cross-functional New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering 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. Supports lead product changes after launch based on defined needs of the business.

Execute Design/Development 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. Follows the leadership of other members of the project team to define user needs and generate design concepts.

Evaluate Design/Development - With guidance from other team members, performs component and assembly evaluations and qualifications and development of product and process validation plans and testing. Performs basic design and analysis (such as tolerance analysis, FEA, DOE's, simulated use testing, etc.), and supports development of product and process validation plans and testing.

Prototype and Manufacturability - With guidance from other team members, works with design and/or manufacturing engineering and suppliers to understand the considerations associated with manufacturability and works with other team members to produce prototypes and optimize designs for manufacturability.

Other duties as assigned.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Familiarity with mechanical design processes and capabilities that impact design.
  • Application of design controls and development processes.
  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization. Expresses ideas clearly and simply both verbally and in writing. 
  • Demonstrated ability to present 1:1 or in group settings. Delivers a clear and compelling message tailored to the needs of the audience.  
  • Able to work well independently and exercise appropriate judgment under general direction. This includes ability to prioritize workload, goals and tasks consistent with the department and corporate objectives. 
  • Strong ability to respond quickly to change, and to prioritize actions to meet customer needs.
  • Acts with integrity. Accepts responsibility for one’s own decisions and actions. Demonstrates honesty. Keeps commitments. 
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with many teams cross-functionally. 
  • Demonstrates a keen understanding of various customers’ (internal or external) needs and utilizes a variety of Mammotome resources to provide solutions and a compelling value proposition.
  • Proficient computer system-based tools including Microsoft Office applications, presentation, e-mail, web browsers and spreadsheet software. 

Job Requirements


Desired Skills/Experience:  
  • Previous Co-op experience in an engineering function
  • Experience in medical device and/or product development 
  • Skilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools (e.g., SolidWorks)

  • Student working toward a bachelor’s degree (BS) in Mechanical or Biomedical engineering (or related field equivalent) with mechanical emphasis required. 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 within curriculum is required.

Travel Requirements: 
  • 5% travel may be required

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Laboratory Environment – Observing GLP and GMP methodologies and best practices (stereoscopes, hi-speed motion equipment, air flow testers, mechanical test machines).

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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