The Lumitex Co-op Program

Calling all engineers with a go-getter mentality who want to work on impactful projects and play a critical role in helping our company grow!

We are looking for students majoring in Biomedical, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters who are interested in coming back on a rotational basis.

The objective of our Co-op Program is to prepare students for their first professional job upon graduation. We have 5 focus areas for our program that will provide students with an inside view of the potential career opportunities available to them in the world of engineering. Learn more about each area below.

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Design Engineering

In this rotation, you will learn about the design and development of new products, implementation of continuous improvement projects, and the execution ofengineering testing for verification and validation. You will be challenged to:

  • Work with Design Engineers and Engineering Technicians during new product development or continuous improvement projects with a focus on designing products that meet customer requirements.
  • Partner with the Engineering team to brainstorm creative solutions to customer problems.
  • Plan, execute, and report on engineering testing for product or process verifications & validation.
  • Learn and utilize design engineeringskills and best practices in areas such as: 3D modeling, 2Ddrawings, andGD&T.
  • Be a part of a team-focused environment with engineering professionals who want to teach and train.

Project Management

In this rotation, you will gain a broad understanding of the project management process as you work with our Engineering team on all aspects of new product development from concept to production. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and drive continuous improvement projects from start to finish.
  • Brainstorm creative solutions to customer problems.
  • Plan, execute, and report on engineering testing for product or process verifications & validations.
  • Learn project management tools and skills, such as: developing a project charter, defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and creating detailed project plans.
  • Learn about a Quality Management System (QMS) with a focus on evaluating the QMS documentation to gain greater effectiveness and drive efficiency in the product development processes.
  • Work in a team-focused environment with engineering professionals.

Process Improvement

In the area of process improvement, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in supporting the day-to-day operations of a manufacturing facility while learning key aspects of the process engineering function. Specifically:

  • Providing project support around improving bottleneck operations in manufacturing processes.
  • Supporting production floor improvements based on lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Updating documentation such as work instructions and procedures to improve, control, and standardizemanufacturing processes.
  • Supporting the engineering team by improving Preventive Maintenance and spare parts areas to develop a robust Total Productive Maintenance program.

Quality Systems

In this rotation, you will learn the day-to-day responsibilities that live within a Quality Engineering Department. Your focus will be to grow your knowledge of problem-solving methodologies and data analysis, learn how to interpret different regulatory standards, and grow your ability to write technical documents. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on root cause investigations for product rejections for both internal and external customers.
  • Execute Measurement System Analysis’ (MSA’s) for different equipment that is used by quality/production.
  • Update documentation (procedures, work instructions, forms) within Lumitex’s Quality Management System (QMS) in response to internal or external audit findings.
  • Support various quality functions such as: inspection, completing First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR’s), Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA’s), internal/external audits, and calibration of equipment.

Regulatory and Compliance

In this rotation, you will gain a better understanding of the global regulatory requirements and how they impact the design and development of medical devices. Areas you will gain exposure to:

  • How to complete Engineering change orders to implement procedure updates.
  • Reviewing and understanding non-conformances with engineering and purchasing to determine disposition of product.
  • Review of the medical Quality Management System against regulatory requirements to verify compliance and determine areas for improvement.
  • Completing First Article Inspections on incoming parts.
  • Completing Gage R&R reports.
  • Assisting third party audits with notified bodies and customers.
What I liked most about the Co-op Position at Lumitex is the welcoming team atmosphere and number of meaningful projects to work on.
A. Knight
Summer Co-op 2018
Everyone I have met is extremely friendly and willing to help you succeed in whatever project or task you may be working on.
H. Nelson
Summer Co-op 2018
I really liked the openness of the whole team. If you’re interested in something, they will take the time to explain it to you and get you involved. You really get involved with projects rather than just doing a stack of busywork.
S. Toich
Spring Co-op 2019
I did not expect to have as much ownership of projects as I did. It was really awesome to be able to put my own ideas and designs into projects to create something beneficial to the company.
R. Wenzel
Summer Co-op 2019
The work in environment is very supportive of growth of the co-op and allows us to take ownership of projects that actually make an impact on the company as whole. The management is always available for mentorship as well which I think speaks volumes about this company’s culture.
J. Sneed
Summer Co-op 2019
It is a fantastic team to become a part of and the projects you work on are important to the company and your contributions matter.
D. Brown
Summer Co-op 2019

Ready to Brighten Your Career at Lumitex?

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Please note: We may not always have open co-op positions in each of these areas. Rotations will be based on: business need, your skills, your area of academic focus and your areas of interest, likes, and dislikes.