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Industrial Engineering Co-Op/Intern

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.

United States, NY, East Syracuse
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Job Description

The co-op/intern will assist the Industrial Engineering/Lean Team with: continuous improvement, visual factory, 5S, time studies, facility layouts, kaizen events, and other industrial engineering related projects. Available blocks include the spring and/or summer semesters.


Position Overview

The position will report into and support the Industrial Engineering/Lean Team. In this role the main responsibilities will be: 

  • Work with Cross Functional Teams to Implement Improvements
  • Conduct Process Observations and Time Studies
  • Assist with Planning for Facility Layout Changes
  • Implement 5S and Visual Factory
  • Assist with Value Stream Mapping and Documenting Current State Flows
  • Participate in Kaizen Events

Our emphasis on innovation and its source - dedicated employees - keeps us looking for talented individuals who are ready to meet aggressive goals in a high-technology company constantly developing new marketing-leading products.  Good people are critical to our success and, in return, we offer opportunities for personal and professional growth, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits for our diverse, global workforce.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Industrial Engineering or Related Discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Passion for Lean Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Previous Co-Op/Internship Experience or Previous Work Experience

Additional Information

For New York, the expected salary range for this position is between $20.00 and $26.00 per hour. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law.

INFICON provides a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our employees experience on going green initiatives, flexible work hours, and a variety of health and wellness programs.

INFICON’s forward thinking approach offers countless opportunities to design, support, and manufacture a diverse product portfolio that expands globally. Our Lean and Agile work environment offers a competitive compensation, relocation assistance, a discretionary bonus and generous employee benefits; major medical, dental, health, vision, 401K, vacation and sick time, tuition reimbursement and more!

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment. 

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