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Job Title:  Mechanical Engineering Co-Op

Req ID:  33133
Job Category:  Intern

Montgomery, AL, US, 36109


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

The Mechanical Engineering Co-op 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 be responsible for basic CAD design tasks, assembling and other model shop activities. There will also be exposure to processes and documentation required to successfully develop capital medical equipment and an opportunity to gain hands on experience with rapid prototyping methodology and product testing.


  • Assist with components/assemblies design
  • Utilize Pro/E CAD to create 3D models of the design and detailed 2D drawings
  • Develop demonstrations of various new product concepts
  • Build and test functional prototypes to demonstrate product concepts.
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Develop mathematical models, applying statistics and equation describing physical phenomena
  • Follow industry codes, standards, and recommendations
  • Take part in design review and verification
  • Organize and document testing and product development process
  • Research various technologies and materials, communicating 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.
  • Create and/or update documents such as AS400 BOM’s and Process Specs, Standard Work, Tool Sheets, Total Productive Maintenance Sheets
  • Create Special Manufacturing Requests as required
  • Conduct Time Studies
  • Resolve process problems

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Required Experience

  • Aptitude for graphic design. 
  • Requires organizational, communication, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills and a mature approach to cross functional working environments.
  • Sketching, Model Making, Ideation, Visual and Verbal Communication, UI/UX, Graphic Design, CAD modeling, Video Editing, Human Factors, Interaction
  • SolidWorks, KeyShot, Adobe Products, SketchBook Pro, Survey Monkey, SharePoint, Microsoft Office
  • Mechanical skills

Preferred Experience

  • Understanding of metalworking and metalworking equipment preferred.
  • Student pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Lab based coursework as well as practical experience in designing, building and testing electro-mechanical prototypes is highly desired. 
  • Basic proficiency in CAD is highly desired. 
  • Experience or interest in computer programming using applications such as LabView is also desired.


  • 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.
  • Preference is that student return for multiple co-op rotations.


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:  33133
Job Category:  Intern

Montgomery, AL, US, 36109

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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