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Job Title:  Industrial Engineering Intern/Co-Op - Des Plaines, IL

Req ID:  33616
Job Category:  Engineering

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Our dental segment, HuFriedyGroup, enables dental professionals to reduce risk, improve efficiencies, drive compliance, and enhance patient and staff safety.  At HuFriedyGroup, we are committed to helping dental professionals perfect their craft and deliver the highest level of care to each patient. We are seeking an Industrial Engineering Intern at our Des Plaines Assembly & Distribution facility.  This role will provide a foundation for applying theory from the classroom to hands-on practical application in an assembly & distribution environment. The Industrial Engineering Intern will have exposure to engineering and provide engineering support for existing and new processes within the facility.  The role will also provide support to the Continuous Improvement Engineers and Leadership Team.

What You Will Do..

  • Collect, analyze and report out statistical data related to productivity, performance, capabilities
  • Provide suggestions and rationale to improve material storage and handling to increase throughput
  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material and equipment
  • Review error and rework to determine root cause and implement corrective actions
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts tied to safety, quality, delivery and cost
  • Create process and value stream maps

What You Need To Be Successful...

  • Must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Industrial Engineering and having completed at least the junior year.  Great opportunity for graduate students
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA required 
  • Ability to fulfill a one quarter or semester internship commitment, 40 hours per week.
  • Strong written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Display maturity and a high level of professionalism
  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions and deal with variables
  • Knowledge/proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, Visio)
  • Knowledge/proficiency with Solidworks


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  33616
Job Category:  Engineering

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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