BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) AQE Co-Op in Warwick, Rhode Island

BD Interventional’s Surgery worldwide business unit, located in Rhode Island, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies. For the past 40 years, we have stood out as the market leader in providing solutions in soft tissue reconstruction including products for hernia repair, specialized surgical procedures, fixation and biologic implants. In addition to this extensive suite of products, our BioSurgery business is delivering a growing line of enhanced sealants and hemostatic products to complement surgical techniques across, thoracic, cardiovascular and other surgical specialties.

Our company has a strong tradition of developing our employees to learn, grow and excel. We are continually building our team with qualified, team oriented individuals to enhance the success of our company.

The Surgery business unit is situated in a central location, surrounded by a scenic coastline with easy access to T.F. Green Airport, AMTRAK Train Stations and Route 95, a major highway connecting to Providence, Connecticut, Boston and New York City within a short amount of time.

Under direct supervision and guidance, this co-op will provide an opportunity to be exposed to the medical device field and offer hands on experience working within the Advanced Quality Engineering (AQE) group in an Engineering capacity. As a co-op in the AQE department, you will have the opportunity to use state of the art tools and take advantage of training courses offered on-site. Working with cross-functional product development teams and alongside experienced engineers, you will contribute to design solutions and the advancement of new product development projects. This individual would be responsible for compiling, analyzing and reporting operational test and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products, processes or materials. You will be assigned to specific product and/or support teams.

  • Undertakes and successfully completes simple or basic project/product development tasks to include any of the following: developing and writing test methods, building and evaluating product prototypes, developing and documenting new product concepts, documenting of all test results and assembly processes.

  • May assist in inventing / creating concepts and designs/approaches for new products/processes/test methods.

  • Designs, procures and fabricates simple tooling and fixtures.

  • Designs and coordinates engineering tests and experiments.

  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate results to technical community.

  • Travels to and participates in User and Pre-clinical Labs

  • Completes basic tasks on engineering documentation.

  • Perform basic root cause and statistical analysis.

  • Train technicians/operators on new processes and/or test procedures.

  • Identifies areas for improvement, suggests solutions and submits idea records.

  • Special projects as assigned.

In order to be eligible for the AQE Co-op position, the candidate must be enrolled in an accredited college/institution and be in good academic standing pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering. Only students in their Sophomore year or above will be considered. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required (or 4.0 for those enrolled in programs with a 5.0 scale). The student must be available to work during session indicated and demonstrated leadership/participation in campus programs and/or community service activities.

Session: 2019 Spring Co-Op Program (January through June 2019). Student must be available to work for a 6 month assignment - Monday through Friday, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm.

This position is located in Warwick, RI and student will be required to provide his/her own transportation. Monthly commuter allowance available to those students traveling over 50 miles one way. When traveling to other locations travel expenses will be reimbursed following corporate policy. BD Interventional and Becton Dickinson are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers, M/F/D/V. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Industry Standard/Category: Medical Device / Engineering

ID: 2018-12321

Career Level: intern

Division Name: Warwick RI / Surgery BU

Relocation Available?: No

External Company Name: C.R. Bard, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 100 Crossings Boulevard

C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 13,000 people around the world. Founded in 1907, we pioneered many devices that are now the cornerstones of modern healthcare.

We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness and respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded. Bard is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Be Your Best at Bard – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.