Procurement Engineering Intern
Utica, NY 
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Job/Internship Description

This internship is a part of CONMED TALENT LAUNCH - a hands on, immersive program designed to provide students with the exposure, experience and development needed to launch a successful career at CONMED. Program highlights include networking with senior leaders and recent college graduates, feedback and coaching, cross-functional shadowing opportunities, and more!

At CONMED, our Integrated Global Sourcing Team works throughout the supply chain to deliver exceptional results for global teams and operations, ultimately ensuring that our products are accessible to our health care customers around the world. We are seeking a driven engineering student with strong critical thinking and execution abilities to join the team for an internship during Summer 2020.

As a Procurement Engineering Intern, you will learn alongside seasoned professionals through hands on work in supply management and Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) in a regulated production environment. You will work with engineering tools, process evaluation and qualification systems, and quality systems and procedures. You will develop operations business acumen through conducting analyses such as cost savings, return on investment calculations and supplier rationalization activities. Your efforts in problem solving, innovation and cross-functional collaboration will directly contribute to taking the site's safety, quality, delivery and cost metrics to the next level.

This is an excellent opportunity for an engineering student seeking a robust internship within a growing international medical device company based out of Utica, NY, with multiple manufacturing and design sites across the US.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Execution of Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) projects to improve product design and manufacturing process efficiencies to achieve significant product cost reductions
  • Support a global supply chain team as the technical interface with Suppliers to mitigate disruptions in supply and identify cost out opportunities
  • Participate in supplier development activities with Suppler Develop Engineers (SDE's) specifically to review supplier innovation suggestions and/or opportunities and the cost of implementation for those ideas
  • Lead qualification of purchased parts with the chosen Supplier(s) in pursuit of consolidation, cost savings, and risk mitigation
  • Effectively communication internal requirements for product design and quality to the supply chain to enable success
  • Interface with other departments, divisions and vendors, etc. to complete assignments, answer questions, resolve problems
  • Complete reports, maintain files, logs, lists, etc. and complete required paperwork

This internship position requires a driven and responsible team player who can think creatively while keeping business objectives front of mind. If you enjoy solving complex business problems, negotiation, and navigating logistics challenges and opportunities, we invite you to apply for consideration!

Position Requirements:

  • Pursuing completion of a bachelors or master's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or a related field
  • Availability to work onsite out of the Utica, NY facility, at least partially (1-2 days per week), throughout the summer internship program is strongly preferred.

Key words: Supply Chain, Logistics, Advanced Manufacturing, Intern, Internship, Medical Device, Med Device, LEAN Manufacturing, Utica, Central New York, Upstate New York, Mohawk Valley

CONMED offers

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent healthcare including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Short & long term disability plus life insurance -- cost paid fully by CONMED
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) -- company match dollar for dollar up to 7% Employee stock purchase plan -- allows stock purchases at discounted price.Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate level courses

CONMED is an Equal Opportunity Employer & an Affirmative Action Employer. CONMED is a strong advocate of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, you are encouraged to contact us at 800-325-5900 option #3.


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