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Medical Devices Electrical Engineering Hardware Co-Op (Fall Semester 2018)

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1/30/2018 3:59:11 PM
Columbus, OH US

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.


Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineering Hardware Co-op for Fall Semester 2018 to work with our Medical Devices group. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.




The Electrical Engineering Hardware Co-op will work within Battelle’s Health and Consumer Solutions. This group is hired by external companies from startups to Fortune 100 to assist them with their product development needs. Clients choose to work with us because of a proven track record for developing innovative and marketable solutions to challenging technical problems. A large focus for the group is on medical device development. This has included projects for mass produced drug delivery devices, immunodiagnostic systems, neuro technology systems, large scale imaging systems, and more. Regardless of whether the device is in the user’s hands or part of a larger system of care, they all are driven by the same ambition - to positively affect the user’s health outcome.


The Electrical Engineering Hardware Co-op will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams that we form around each project and dedicate to achieving that project’s goal. Our team-based approach means you will work side-by-side with Electrical, Mechanical, and Systems Engineers; Electrical and Mechanical Designers and Technicians; Industrial Designers and Human Factors Engineers; Material Scientists, and any other disciplines needed for each project.  Your coworkers will range from other co-ops and new graduates to those with 30+ years of experience.  The unique backgrounds and work experiences brought by each team member lends diversity to the development process, which results in both product innovation as well as an engaging work environment.


We believe that internships are a vital part of your education and growth as an engineer.  Therefore we work hard to assign work experiences that not only build upon your previous classes, but also provide some context for the coursework to come. This position will also include an introduction to the numerous other disciplines and skillsets that typically comprise a project team such that the candidate will gain a more complete understanding of how embedded and software design fits into the overall product development process.




The successful candidate will work with engineers to design and test products for medical and consumer applications including:

  • Supporting team members in design, conducting experiments, data acquisition and analysis, troubleshooting, assembly and fabrication of prototypes and equipment
  • Some additional facets of product development such as concept generation, circuit design, board and system prototyping, schematic capture and circuit board evaluation may be possible pending project work load and candidates’ abilities 




  • Sophomore standing or higher in an electrical engineering curriculum or related field and with coursework emphasizing electronics product design
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Experience with analog and/or digital hardware design and analysis
  • Demonstrated initiative to be a self-starter with a desire to learn that extends beyond the classroom
  • Proven ability to successfully work independently or as part of a larger team
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software 




  • Hands-on experience with electronics beyond classroom environment
  • Experience in circuit board and/or system troubleshooting
  • Experience making measurements using typical electrical laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge or experience in power supplies, sensors, wireless designs, battery operated devices, embedded systems, and/or motor control
  • Knowledge in circuit board design and fabrication
  • Knowledge in cable and wire harness design
  • Work experience designing product components and subsystems, familiarity with manufacturing processes and related design requirements and constraints
  • Experience with statistical analysis and/or Design of Experiments
  • Interest in medical device development
  • Applicants in an established Co-op program or those available for more than one work term will be given preference. This includes either consecutive work terms or a rotation of work – school – work




Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. For more information about our other openings, please visit

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