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2023 Summer Graduate Intern - Mechanical Engineer

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2023 Summer Graduate Intern - Mechanical Engineer

Irvine, CA
  • Responsibilities

    MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

    Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles , clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

    Graduate Student Program Overview

    • 12 week summer internship program for advanced degree students in Master’s or PhD programs. This program will provide students a comprehensive and engaging experience from before your program starts to after the program ends.

    • Intern specific onboarding and orientation experience

    • Meaningful work and project assignments

    • Networking opportunities with peers and executives

    • Global project experience while working with an intern cohort

    • Exposure to different divisions of the business

    • Understanding of MKS Instruments’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    We are looking for an exceptional MECHANICAL ENGINEER INTERN who can...

    Under the supervision of one or several career senior mechanical engineers, the intern will perform basic engineer responsibilities such as to plan, conceptualize, design, document, lead design reviews, procure and test high precision opto-mechanical tooling and fixtures. May also include basic clerical duties such as electronic filing / record keeping and performing research. Must be able to organize and communicate data in written and verbal form. Must be a self-starter, resourceful and reliable, work both as a team member or independently and proactively complete assigned activities on time.

    What you will do is:

    • Work with a multi-disciplined team to deliver robust, repeatable fixturing and tooling used to manufacture high precision optics and optical assemblies.

    • Use SolidWorks to design and document robust high precision opto-mechanical tooling and fixtures

    • Manage multiple projects supporting manufacturing’s different areas of fabrication, cleaning, coating, and testing of optics and opto-mechanical assemblies in a high paced production environment

    • Lead the entire process of tool acquisition from concept to implementation

    What will you bring to the team, along with your curiosity is:

    • At least one year towards an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    • Experience with SolidWorks CAD software as a design and documentation tool is a preferred.

    • Experience with PDMWorks vault and / or ZEMAX is a plus.

    • A balance of engineering analytical skills {statics, vibration, material selection, kinematic mounting, tolerance budgets and analysis} combined with hands-on experiences is a plus.

    • Familiarity with motion control, optical power generation and detection instrumentation is a plus

    • Communication skills, technical writing skills, project management skills and analytical skills

    • Qualified candidates should be US Persons

    • Relocation and temporary housing benefits may be available for this position

    Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

    MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies.

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  • About Us

    MKS has a long history of leveraging their collective curiosity to understand and develop solutions that are at the core of many key technological innovations. These innovations have driven accelerated roadmaps for Semiconductor, Industrial, Life and Health Sciences, Research and Defense markets.