Electrical Engineering Graduate Intern | MKS / Newport

Date Posted: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Position Location: 
Andover, MA
Job Description: 

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 www.mksinst.com.

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.

We are looking for an exceptional Summer Intern to:

  • Participate in design and development of analog and digital electronic hardware used to control vacuum valves.
  • Who has knowledge and experience in hardware system engineering, which may include product specifications, schematic design, circuit analysis, design for cost & manufacturability, PCB design, documentation, test plan development and release to production.
  • Who has the ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Assist with design, debugging and board bring-up of analog and digital real-time embedded electronics for microprocessor-based control and communication hardware platform using combination of simulation, analysis, prototyping and testing.
  • Assist with design of analog and digital electronic circuits including low noise analog circuits, A/D and D/A converters, microprocessors, communications interfaces, linear and switched-mode power supplies.
  • Participate in project activities, including DFMEA, design reviews, and creation of technical specifications.
  • Perform FAs for customers, make a corrective action plan to mitigate design issues and/or work with vendors to resolve component quality issues.
  • Evaluate the design to meet requirements factoring in performance, cost, reliability and manufacturability.
  • Select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability. Review vendor capability to support product development.
  • Understand the printed circuit board fabrication process.
  • Communicate technical information effectively in both oral and written form.

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

  • Knowledge of electrical/electronic hardware design and ability to debug/test prototypes.
  • Experience with integration of hardware designs with both mechanical elements and embedded firmware, and knowledge of communications interfaces and protocols is a plus.
  • Actively enrolled in a Master or PhD program with a major in electrical from an accredited institution. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (please do not round).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Stepper motor control experience is a plus.

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. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.