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Production Engineering Co-op (Breethe)

Date:  Nov 25, 2022

Danvers, Massachusetts, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Woburn, MA, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 2,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

Spring Co-op Program:  January 10, 2023 - June 23, 2023


The Production Engineering Co-op: Breethe position will primarily be focused on production transfer efforts of the new product line to Danvers Manufacturing Facility. This role will provide hands on experience in design, development, improvement and validation of manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures of new product line that will aim at reducing defects and enhance productivity and product quality. 



  • Support new product line production transfer efforts, improvements, and production floor support through recurring meeting coordination/attendance. 
  • Work in cross-functional teams that span global operations.  
  • Assist in the development and maintaining of process documentation including assembly procedures, test procedures, routers, travelers, BOMs, process flows, and process FMEAs.
  • Help execute process validations including generation of plans, protocols and reports. 
  • Qualify and optimize processes and tooling via IQ/OQ/PQ, Gage R&R Studies, Process Capability Studies and Designs of Experiments.
  • Use Lean and Six Sigma tools to analyze process trend data or communicate issues based upon data driven approach. Identify opportunities for process and yield improvement projects. 
  • Support and enforce company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Documentation Practices, FDA QSR and ISO regulations.
  • Participate in the investigation of failures and formulation and implementation of action plans for all internal corrective actions, audit findings
  • Maintain accurate documentation of concepts, designs, and processes while maintaining current knowledge of medical, technical, and biomedical developments as related to Abiomed products.
  • Work with product development staff to ensure that products under development are designed for manufacture, test, and inspection as appropriate.



  • Junior, senior or grad student pursuing a degree in engineering.  
  • Prior work experience desired. Medical device experience preferred.  
  • Knowledge of lean, six sigma, kaizen, and continuous improvement initiatives.  Green Belt preferred.
  • Ability to Communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written)  
  • Execute tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision. Able to prioritize tasks. 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of SAP preferred. 
  • Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. We we will not be able to provide employment to anyone that requires sponsorship now or in the future.


Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Boston