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Engineering Co-Op Advanced Technologies

Company: DJO
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Advanced Technologies Engineering Co-op will assist Product Development Engineers and Manager of Advanced Technologies with all aspects of the project from proposal to final design/release for assigned project by performing the following duties. Work with a cross-functional product team consisting of upper level product development engineers, marketing product managers, manufacturing engineers, regulatory and QA engineers in the design, development, and testing of surgical instruments and implants including hip, knee, shoulder, and trauma devices. The Enovis Co-Op program requires a commitment to 3 alternating Co-Op periods/semesters (Fall 2022, Summer 2023, Spring 2024). Ideal candidate is sophomore undergraduate seeking a bachelor's of science in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Participates as a active member of the New Product Development Team:
    • Assists to identify surgeon requirements and product characteristics.
    • Confers with cross-function teams (by way of example and not exclusion, Manufacturing Engineering, Purchasing and Regulatory); accepts and completes tasks as assigned.
    • Assists Product Development Engineers to create product designs
    • Uses 3-D Modeling to document designs and design changes
    • Assists to complete the Design Dossier
    • Participates in surgeon symposia, focus groups and KOL (Key Opinion Leader) meetings.
    • Assists Director of Advanced Development on Technology Roadmap projects.
    • Attends surgeries for learning purposes.
      Additional Essential Duties And Responsibilities
      • Works with marketing and customer to develop conceptual designs, typically in the form of SLA models or metal prototypes of the product and present those designs back to customer for evaluation.
      • Maintains all documentation necessary for a Design History File (DHF), including Design Input Documents, Design Validation Plans/Reports, Test Protocols/Reports, and Design Input/Output Matrix.
      • Develops project plans using appropriate planning software and periodically report on the progress of the project to upper management.
      • Develops detail engineering drawings, CAD modeling and release through ECO system.
      • Works through internal prototype shop or contract through vendor on developing prototypes.
      • Schedules and directs product team meetings as needed in absence of PD engineer; assuring timeliness of project execution.
      • Maintains existing product lines and writes ECOs for general product improvement.
      • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
      • Works under immediate and heavy supervision.
      • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Product Development, Director of Advanced Development, and other senior Product Development Engineers.

        To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
        • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
        • Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.
        • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
        • Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.
        • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
        • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
        • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information. Writes detailed test protocols/reports.
        • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
        • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
        • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
        • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
        • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
        • Demonstrates commitment to the Enovis Compliance & Ethics Program, the Enovis Code of Conduct, the Enovis Sales and Marketing Code of Conduct, the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, and all supporting and applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
        • Demonstrates commitment to the Enovis Values, Mission and Vision.

          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

          • Must complete at least first two years of engineering school and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
          • Working on completion of BS in Mechanical Engineering, Bio-medical Engineering with mechanical track emphasis, or equivalent.
          • Extreme interest in medical devices and/or orthopedics is required.
            About Djo Global

            DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. Our products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Our products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of our medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. Product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. Our surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. Our products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast -, Chattanooga, CMF---, Compex -, DonJoy -, ProCare -, Exos---, Dr. Comfort -, DonJoy Performance - and DJO - Surgical.

            For Additional Information On The Company, Please Visit

            DJO is a growing subsidiary of diversified technology leader Colfax Corporation

            EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: DJO, Austin , Engineering Co-Op Advanced Technologies, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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