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CIVCO Medical Instrument Co Inc Engineering Co-Op in Coralville, Iowa



These positions will be within the Quality, Manufacturing or Design departments and assist with the engineering work of the assigned department. The Design Co-Op assists in design and manages projects in the area of product development with a focus on line extensions with design engineer supervision. The Quality Co-Op assists in supporting sustainment activities and provides support by investigating production or process issues. The Manufacturing Co-Op assists with all aspects of process improvement projects ranging from the concept phase to process qualification. These positions coordinate with all departments to ensure smooth production startup. These positions will be located onsite in Coralville or Kalona Iowa and are non-exempt.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)

Design Engineering:

  • Product Design: Design/development of needle-guidance accessories, end product components/assemblies, packaging configurations, labeling & instructions. Utilizes 3D CAD (PTC Creo)

  • Project Management: Scheduling, tracking, and communicating to mentor and design team. Coordinating deliverables and design control (DHF) documentation. Implementing entire design cycle requirements

  • Product Support: Investigate production or process issues and complete drawing or process changes. Support Product Line Management, Marketing and Production staff

  • Continuous Process Improvement: Evaluate internal process and give process improvement ideas & implementation strategies

Quality Engineering:

  • Support sustainment activities including handling of customer complaints, CAPAs, and non-conformances.

  • Complete effectiveness reviews of internal and supplier CAPAs.

  • Complete assigned quality and manufacturing verification and validation for new and existing products.

  • Support internal and external audits.

  • Complete changes to associated standard operating procedures and work instructions.

  • Support and drive continuous improvement projects with cross-functional teams.

  • Provide production support by investigating production or process issues and help drive associated process or drawing changes.

Manufacturing Engineering:

  • Completing assigned engineering drawing changes associated with manufacturing engineering projects and/or change orders; this may occur weekly. Designing tests and data collection methods to support project justification, proof of concept, and verification of effectiveness; this occurs regularly.

  • Leading a project from conception through implementation, including developing a project charter, a project schedule and facilitating communication and decision-making stages through completion; this occurs irregularly.

  • Investigating production or process issues and providing support through observation, inspection, rework, and identifying and documenting changes to procedures or processes; this occurs irregularly.

Education and/or ExperienceMinimum of a high school diploma or GED and actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline such as manufacturing or industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or other related discipline. One to three semesters of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates design, documentation, materials management and design for manufacturing skills.

  • Demonstrates good communication skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)

  • Experience with manufacturing processes including injection molding, machining and assembly is preferred.

  • Experience with related product and equipment.

  • Regular, predictable attendance is required for the ability complete all work.

  • Requires face-to-face interaction with team members, peers, and management to complete work and provide support.

  • Ability to demonstrate and promote CIVCO Values.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)