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Advanced Engineering Process Technology COOP Group

Advanced Engineering Process Technology COOP Group
by Admin on 05-01-2023 at 3:26 pm

  • Full Time
  • San Diego, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Samtec

Ultra Communications Inc. – A Samtec Company is seeking an Engineering Co-op in our Vista, CA location. Please only apply if you are a student currently enrolled and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field at a local University in San Diego County.

The schedule would be a minimum of twenty hours per week during school. Hours may vary but are flexible, ideally support is needed from M-F 8AM – 6PM. Pay is $24-27.00 per hour, depending on education and experience level.  Co-ops are eligible to participate in student program tuition assistance and may also opt to participate in Samtec’s 401k plan.

Working with UltraComm’s process technology group, this role is responsible for new process development related to high-speed optical communication transceivers. Co-ops have the opportunity to develop skills in statistical data analysis, imaging systems including scanning electron microscopy, microelectronics manufacturing processes, and failure root cause analysis.

Ideal candidates are self-starters who demonstrate exemplary written and verbal communication skills. They excel in a dynamic environment and can problem solve, efficiently, creatively, and with fine attention to detail. Below is a list of preferred qualifications and skills:


  • Student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
  • Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours while maintaining a full-time course load.
  • You must be available to commit to a minimum of 3 semesters.
  • Co-ops are required to maintain a C grade or above in all courses to maintain status in the program.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

 “The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.”


· Defining the problem, solving the problem, and communicating the problem
· Develop problem solving skills.
· Develop an understanding of processes employed in new product development.
· Organize test samples in experiments. Perform inspection, measurements, collect and analyze data, and document the process of experiments.
· Writing reports and work instructions
· Perform data analysis on testing failure modes and investigate the association with processes, materials, and incoming material characterizations.
· Perform FA activities and summarize findings in reports and present at meetings.
· Conduct literature research on advanced optical adhesives and materials as needed.

Work Schedule:
· Full-time co-op: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday – Friday (start & finish time +/- 30 minutes; just ensure 8 total working hours/day)
· Part-time co-op: preferably between 8 AM to 5 PM Monday – Friday time frame

Equipment & Systems Used:
· Microscopes
· Nikon NEXIV, Zygo, Hyrox
· Lasertec confocal microscope
· Micro balance
· Thermocouples
· Royce shear tester
· Vacuum reflow oven
· Keyance laser marker
· EFD dispenser
· ESPEC TC chamber
· Humidity test chamber
· Despatch oven
· Thinky mixer
· DSC tester
· Brookfield Viscometer
· Mechanical cross-section machine
· Soldering iron
· Enterprise PDM Vault
· Microsoft Programs (Excel, PPT, Word, Outlook, etc.)
· Runcard
· Zemax

Skills Learned:
· Using above software/systems
· Technical report writing, vendor emails, and phone correspondence
· Different uses/organization skills in Excel/JMP
· Cross Sectioning
· Become familiar with product design details to ensure reliable products and avoid manufacturing complications
· Exposure to common material interface failure modes and manufacturing challenges
· Project management and weekly team updates

Preferred Skills:
· Basic understanding of optical transceiver assemblies through product engineering co-ops
· Understanding of inspection techniques using the micro-vu, microscope, and picture capturing equipment.

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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