Co-Op - QA Engineering (Irvine, CA)

A health care company with global reach. A product pipeline filled to the brim. A team committed to scientific advancement. Think what’s possible. Novartis and its associated companies are always looking for talented employees globally. We are engaged in advance preparation for potential position openings. Submit your CV/resume now to join our talent pool for the position described below. Please note that you are not applying for a current vacancy, but are submitting your CV/resume for consideration for future, possible opportunities. We look forward to receiving your information.

Quality Assurance Engineering: (Positions Needed: Winter Spring – 1, Summer Fall -1) Assists QA Engineers with key value engineering and/or sustaining product line projects to assure medical device components are efficiently manufactured with high quality and reliability. Responsibilities: identification and resolution of root cause quality related problems, equipment and/or process validation, inspection planning activities, process capability analysis, software programming, electronic circuit and/or fixture/gauge design and project management. Opportunity for exposure to a variation of supplier processes, including machine shops, optics, suppliers, sheet metal, PCB fabrication, etc.

Requirements: Jr./Sr., IE, BME, EE. Statistical Process Control, Printed Circuit Board Assembly, and Medical Device Industry experience preferred.

Quality Assurance Customer Experience Lab: (Positions Needed: Winter Spring – 1, Summer Fall -1) The role working in our Customer Experience Lab, will involve post market product investigations with an emphasis on root cause analysis and corrective action using critical thinking and hands-on testing with electromechanical surgical systems, accessories, and consumables products. Responsibilities include: Identification and resolution of product design and process issues, equipment and/or process validation, statistical data evaluation and trend analysis, identification and facilitation of corrective and preventive action activities, development and presentation of KPIs (key performance indicators) and Critical To Quality attributes, active involvement in a product team as a technology subject matter expert, identification and execution of lean and improvement initiatives. Requirements: Jr./ Sr., IE, BME, EE. Strong technical writing and communication skills, critical thinking, mechanical acumen, and proficiency in statistics and data evaluation required.

Alcon’s 10-12 week summer internship program provides real-world work experience to university students. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week during the length of their internship, unless otherwise specified by their manager. In addition to work assignments and projects, Alcon also provides the students career development and networking opportunities throughout the duration of the summer internship program.

Novartis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements Must be current student


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