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Thermo Fisher Scientific Engineering Intern - Quality in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. You'll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.


Your work will be in support of Field and Safety Instruments (FSI), a business unit of the Chemical Analysis Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Our products are used by the military, law enforcement, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and industrial clients in metal fabrication, mining exploration and consumer product safety.

This internship position in the Quality Assurance Department provides an opportunity for engineering students who are currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree to get hands on experience working with engineers and technicians in a fast paced manufacturing environment. The intern will collaborate with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing and R&D staff members and contribute to product and process improvement projects and manufacturing validation activities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Gather and analyze materials non-conforming data to determine statistical trends

  • Employ standard troubleshooting protocols on equipment and related subsystems (root cause investigation and corrective action implementation)

  • Perform failure analysis for mechanical assemblies and components

  • Create and update documentation for manufacturing standards of work, including solid modeling and drawings in Solidworks

  • Assist engineers in performing product and component validation testing

  • Compile and analyze validation data, prepare reports and make recommendations for changes and/or improvements

  • Support engineering changes for existing products and/or processes

  • May be required to perform other related duties as needed

  • Follow all site safety requirements


  • Currently pursuing a BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred)

  • Basic understanding of mechanical engineering design principles.

  • Advanced understanding of, and experience with SolidWorks including , geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; injection molded plastic design is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team

  • Strong willingness to learn, be mentored and improve

  • Desire to contribute and improve design of new and existing products and processes

  • Ability to understand mechanical drawings

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.