Maint. Intern

    • Corvallis, OR

At HP, we exist to amaze. Through the people we hire, the experiences we enable, the way we treat our customers and each other and ultimately through the technology we create.
HPI in Corvallis, Oregon has a long history of actively recruiting interns and partnering with students to help develop and recruit talent into our industry. Our campus encompasses two million square feet of building space 41% of which is dedicated to cleanrooms, labs, and manufacturing lines for a variety of printing technology products and new product development (R&D). We are a leader in MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) technology and are excited about helping HP develop the future of additive manufacturing (3D).

This Intern position is intended for students pursuing a degree in a technical discipline, who are on track to graduate within a year of completing the internship. Internships start in June and end in early September and are paid full time positions. Successful completion of internship may result in a full time offer of employment upon graduation.

This position will support R&D and Manufacturing by performing development tasks and analysis of components and materials in the characterization of material properties or to determine probable causes of failure. This support includes but is not limited to: ensuring all lab processes and equipment meet safety and ergonomic guidelines, tasks are completed and documented efficiently and on time according to partner priorities, tool curator responsibilities are met to ensure tools produce reliable results that meet established quality standards, a collaborative work environment is maintained, communications and interactions with partners occurs frequently to ensure accuracy of results and information, and knowledge and experience is used to drive continuous improvement.

Primary Responsibilities:

Work with assigned mentor(s) to:

  • Provide process support to assigned work area & engineering partners to ensure business objectives are met.
  • Complete corrective actions to identified problems using sound troubleshooting skills.
  • Document and maintain records and report details for failure analysis and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Develop and implement process / equipment fixtures or aids to improve equipment performance, safety or maintainability.
  • Interact with cross functional organizations (engineering, production, facilities, management)
  • Promote teamwork both on and across shifts within the department. Maintain a safe and clean work environment, practice good safety habits and accepted protocols.
  • Certify to process and safety area requirements and maintain certification per schedule.


Workcenter Responsibilities

Understand and participate in Workcenter priorities, which may include meetings, shutdown activities, projects, coordinator roles, and escalations. Utilize continuous improvement methodologies to meet Workcenter objectives and improve metrics. Document and communicate activities to partners. Attend required training and maintain certifications for assigned area.

Projects and other organizational responsibilities

Interns may be asked to work with their mentor(s) to design, complete, & present a project within the scope of their duties. Projects are designed to be a demonstration of real world, continuous improvement as applied to the interns assigned work area.

Required skills:
  • Working towards a two- or four-year degree in a technical field.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to apply knowledge in relative areas of technologies (Electronics, Computer Science, Vacuum Technology, Pneumatics, Mechanics, Optics)
  • May include standing, sitting, working in confined spaces, use of hand tools, able to read prints and understand written theory of operation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a technical, fast paced, R&D environment.
  • May include off-shift work (3 shifts, 5 days/wk.).
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm to learn and apply skills learned in school, and on the job.
  • AA/AS degree in chemical, mechanical, computer, electronics or similar technology or equivalent combination of education and job experience.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, R&D environment with continuous change, challenging program schedules and urgent timelines.
  • Ability to work closely with technician leads and engineering business partners to meet lab goals

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