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Thermo Fisher Scientific is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineering Intern based in the Tewksbury, MA facility, which is one of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s centers of excellence for R&D and Manufacturing of portable analytical equipment. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the leader in field based scientific identification instrumentation.

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 Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 40 credit hours in core Mechanical Engineering classes.
  • 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 EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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