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MIT Lincoln Laboratory CO-OP Student, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering in Lexington, Massachusetts

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The Fabrication Engineering Group provides fabrication engineering and materials management for both mechanical and electronic projects using state-of-the-art technology. The group is involved from the initial design and material sourcing through manufacturing, assembly, integration, and test, and works with program teams to influence schedule and budget. The group continually investigates innovative fabrication technologies to assess their utility for Laboratory efforts. Facilities include a machine shop with a wide range of computer-aided machine tools, plus sheet metal, polymer, and mechanical inspection facilities. Recent equipment investments in 5-axis milling, 3D printing, and diamond turning are now on line. In the electronics area, capabilities include circuit-board design, assembly, inspection, and failure analysis. The group also supports the Laboratory's environmental test requirements with vibration shakers, thermal chambers, vacuum chambers, and clean rooms.

Position Overview

A co-op is needed to support fabrication process development and perform research into cutting edge mechanical fabrication technologies.

Develop metrics to measure process efficiency in various group areas such as on-time delivery, time spent in shops/route steps, planner workload, time lost due to DRs, etc. Implement scheduling and capacity planning tools, like Job Pack.

Analyze metric data and provide solutions and recommendations to improve efficiency. Develop plan to display job status and metrics in each shop. Update Group 72 fabrication process flow charts.

Assist with developing group capability web-sites/wiki pages to provide information capabilities and resources. Assist with organizing Group information on share drive.

Support G72’s Business Management team. The main focus will be to support the Group’s breakthrough objective projects, including quoting fabrication requests, fabrication process mapping, and equipment preventative maintenance system.

Support the Group’s facility projects and equipment installations, including cleanroom integration and test fit-up, Beryllium Machine Shop fit-up, Office area modifications, PCB boards washer and reflow oven installs. Support the move of our current three building operation into a new state-of-art research building by assisting maintain the Division master equipment investment list and create equipment process layouts using AutoCad.


Must be enrolled in an Engineering, Science or Math Bachelor’s Degree program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Project Management or similar field will also be considered

Experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project)

Excellent interpersonal and team skills

Experience in Engineering software (AutoCad 2D Design, SolidWorks, Revit 3D Design) preferred

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.