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Title:  Optical/Lighting Engineering Intern

Req ID:  13592
Category:  Intern
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

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

JOIN us in our efforts as a Optical/Lighting Engineering Intern

The intern will be involved in next generation product development for the surgical environment including surgical capital equipment and virtual operating room digital integration systems.  The team environment, consists of a well-rounded cross functional new product development team. The Intern will work on new and existing LED-based surgical lights, including assisting with the design, build and test of prototypes and demonstrations to assess the technical feasibility of various product concepts and explore technical solutions that meet Customer and business needs. The intern will gain hands-on experience with the processes, documentation and cross functional collaboration required to successfully develop capital medical equipment.

Essential Functions

  • Contribute to the design, assembly and testing of optical components and assemblies
  • Explore various lighting technologies
  • Identify and evaluate commercially available and custom-designed components
  • Design, build and test functional prototypes to demonstrate product concepts
  • Design, develop, enhance and maintain test fixtures for measuring the optical performance of surgical lighting systems
  • Develop and document appropriate test protocols and procedures
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Follow industry codes, standards, and recommendations
  • Contribute to design reviews and product and process verification
  • Communicate results and findings
  • Maintain a safe working environment and follow all safety procedures, including wearing personal protective equipment (safety glasses, etc, as required) in the labs.

Experience, Knowledge or Skills

  • Ability to gather and analyze web-based information and information from STERIS subject matter experts.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply user manuals to learn how to implement and control various commercial products.


Minimum Educational Requirement: Successful completion of Junior level coursework or above by May 2019, with a Major in one or more of the following: Physics, Electrical Engineering or  Mechanical Engineering.

  • Lab based coursework as well as practical experience in designing, building and testing electro-mechanical prototypes is desired. 
  • Basic proficiency in CAD is highly desired. 
  • Experience or interest in computer programming using applications such as LabView is also desired.


STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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.

Req ID:  13592
Category:  Intern
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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