Intern - R&D Engineer


Minneapolis, MN, US

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  United States


The R&D Engineer Intern will perform original design and testing over a broad range of technologies to provide new or improved products to the medical device market in the arena of Interventional Urology. This person will act as technical support for interdepartmental development teams to fulfill business goals of Coloplast for new and existing research and development projects. Exact dates depend on school calendars.



Major Areas of Accountability:


  • Specify, design, verify and validate devices in accordance with applicable medical regulatory standards
  • Perform original design, under guidance of project engineers/scientists, developing design specifications, conduct DOEs, verification protocols/reports and other associated documentation following design control requirements
  • Participate in hands-on problem solving and resolution
  • Create and maintain good records of lab work and test results related to assigned projects
  • Conform with Coloplast Code of Conduct and all local Compliance Standards
  • Conform with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy



Basic Qualifications:


  • Pursuing a 4-year or graduate degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent
  • Undergraduate student (completed sophomore level or higher) or Graduate student with successful completion of basic engineering course work.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • 3D modeling software (SolidWorks or related CAD software) experience is preferred
  • Able to develop test protocols and synthesize data to write test reports based on observed data, relevant test standards and general engineering knowledge
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis (e.g. two-sample t-test, tolerance limit calculation)



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts and principles 
  • Ability to work independently and to be a technical assist on group projects
  • Ability to take verbal instructions and translate them into goals and objectives
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Pro-active; high-performance and results orientation








Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis