NOTE: Under COVID-19, this co-op student will work primarily on-site at the Natick job site and secondarily from a remote, work-from-home arrangement. Apply for this job if you are certain this hybrid work arrangement fits you,and you have the transportation to and from Natick, MA. This small company is adopting a hybrid work model for the forseable future to reduce the number of staff on-site.
Allurion is seeking a co-op to provide support for various R&D activities throughout the year. The candidate must have proficiency in mechanical engineering and/or material science, with strong analytical skills, effective communication skills, and a passion for hands-on problem solving. This position will take on projects to advance Allurion’s product stack and manufacturing processes. Mentorship will be provided by a talented engineering team in a fast-paced, regulated, quality-controlled work environment. The co-op will be expected to utilize and strengthen skills in standard testing (Instron), data acquisition, material acquisition, experimentation, composition of technical documentation, 3D modeling (Solidworks), 3D printing (slic3r, FDM), statistics (Minitab), and development of test fixtures.
This position is meant to provide value to Allurion while giving the co-op exposure to the tools, techniques, and lessons that can only be taught in a collaborative, quality-controlled engineering environment. A small company like Allurion offers exposure to a broader range of R&D activities than larger medical companies allow, although priorities can change in a moment’s notice. One day you may be designing, 3D printing, and testing a fixture to improve a new manufacturing process, and the next you could be following a protocol to evaluate a next-generation material or structure through a series of standardized tests. Effective communication, honesty, and enthusiasm are strongly valued here at Allurion, and every voice, from the CEO to our technicians, is heard and taken seriously.