Intern - Equipment Engineer

Requisition ID 2023-13230
Posting Date 2 months ago(10/6/2023 3:01 PM)
Job Location(s)
Vandergrift PA United States
Shift Type
1st shift
Position Type
Cook Vandergrift


This position is a 12-week paid internship located in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. It is offered for a period extending from mid-May through mid-August (exact dates depend on school calendars.) This position includes 401(k) options, an assigned mentor, capstone presentation, and intern events. If working onsite, you will also have access to an onsite cafeteria option, and a one-time housing stipend. All internships provide hands-on experience with meaningful projects in the Medical Device Manufacturing Industry.


  • Work with Engineering and Equipment Maintenance team onsite at Cook Vandergrift plant to develop solutions and/or improvements to existing calibration and equipment maintenance processes.
  • Support the Equipment Maintenance team on daily activities and specific projects that directly impact the manufacturing plant operational performance and the Equipment Maintenance team efficiency.
  • Hands-on industry experience in a medical device manufacturing plant.
  • Develop skills to research, develop, and get buy-in on new solutions leading to process optimizations.
  • Develop project management skills (project plan, risk identification and mitigation, hold people accountable, etc.).
  • Develop understanding of medical devices regulations and its impact to final customers.
  • Develop understanding of calibration and preventative maintenance processes.
  • Work with CVI employees as part of the Engineering – Equipment Maintenance team to lead and execute a project during the internship period with mentorship and guidance.
  • Depending on the project assigned, work with members of the manufacturing team providing training to the new processes.
  • Depending on the project assigned, create technical documentation and work instructions.
  • Analyze data and provide suggestions to address negative trends and build-on positive ones
  • Create technical drawings for production fixtures.
  • Improve existing and/or create new Calibration and Preventative Maintenance procedures.
  • Analyze downtime and equipment repair data from existing Andon system and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to identify areas for improvement and trends, and provide suggestion to calibration and preventative maintenance schedules. 


  • Candidates should be students entering their Junior or Senior year the following fall semester or entering graduate school; candidates who graduate the spring semester before this internship are also eligible
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred
  • All candidates must provide proof of enrollment (including pre-registration certification for the following fall) for consideration
  • Engineering background.
  • Equipment background is a differentiator.
  • Understanding of Calibration and Preventative Maintenance processes is desired.
  • Manufacturing process awareness.
  • Microsoft Office Package (word, excel, PowerPoint).


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