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R&D Engineering Co-op



Full Time

On Site


Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

NxStage Medical, a Fresenius company is not your typical medical products company. We are a close-knit team of talented professionals driven by a shared commitment: to lead a movement to dramatically improve renal care with innovative yet simple therapeutic solutions that benefit patients, caregivers, and society. We pursue this goal through a passionate commitment to Innovate, Educate, and Advocate for the breakthroughs that are redefining renal care. Additionally, NxStage works in community with its customers, patients, industry partners, and government leaders and agencies to realize the vision of better, simpler, more accessible renal care.

Position Summary:

The Co-ops support product or process development activities related to the development, design, research and manufacturing of NxStage Medical's new and existing suit of products. As part of the R&D team, this involves participating in testing, design, building samples, and other activities as needed by the project team. Co-ops in this position will have the opportunity to work more independently and take on additional responsibilities with their teams. Co-ops may be part of the system engineering, hardware mechanical engineering, or disposables engineering team.

Core Responsibilities:

• Participate in design or development of new medical equipment or disposables and/or upgrades to existing products

• Assist with major projects, or phases of projects, to resolve advanced and complex technical problems

• Ensure all design activities conform to design controls; and that all analysis, design and testing activities are properly documented

• Participate in activities to ensure design and process shortcomings are identified and appropriately addressed

• Assist the product development team in the adoption and use of best practices and design methodologies

• Debug and develop reliability improvements for existing products and products under development.

• Provide technical support for product engineering, design development, integration, test and evaluation

• Investigate the feasibility of new projects, systems or approaches

• Learn about and work in ways that are compliant with internal and external standards, good manufacturing practices, and quality system regulations


• Candidate for BS or MS in Mechanical, Industrial, Plastics, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineering

• Intermediate knowledge of CAD and Technical Drawing creation

• Basic understanding of product and process development of medical devices or similar product experience is desired

• Prior relevant work experience is preferred, such as working in an FDA, defense industry or ISO regulated environment

• Understanding of aspects of system design, electronics, mechanical and software integration or manufacturing processes is beneficial

• Prior experience designing for rapid prototyping as well as traditional manufacturing techniques desired

• Has a constructive approach to teamwork and collaboration

• Demonstrated interest in medical device or pharmaceutical industries

• Excellent technical communication skills and attention to detail, including creating and editing technical procedures, protocols, and reports

• Commitment to performing all tasks with quality and integrity

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.