Process Engineering Intern/Co-Op

Career Profile:

We are seeking a talented engineering intern to support the manufacture of Gradient Refractive Index Nanolayered (GRIN) polymer optics. Reporting to a Senior Engineer in the Peak Nano Technology Development and Engineering organization, this highly technical engineering student will contribute processing development and testing analysis expertise to a variety of process development and manufacturing projects related to GRIN polymer optics.

Performance Profile:

  • Develop new analytical test methods to support processing development trials. Utilize current analytical equipment and explore additional equipment to drive understanding of the processing trials
  • Collaborate with technicians to write clear and concise work instructions for new test methods
  • Provide experimental design support for projects related to the manufacture and performance evaluation of GRIN polymer optics. Create experimental plans, facilitate, and conduct processing/testing, etc.
  • The candidate should be able to listen effectively and grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team to design and implement equipment modifications to improve safety, reliability, capability and/or capacity of production process equipment for GRIN lenses.
  • Use data analysis tools and presentation tools to efficiently communicate experimental design, results, and conclusions to internal cross-functional technical teams.
  • Manage project timelines and efficiently communicate progress, technical challenges, and successes.
  • Participate in cross-functional FMEA and troubleshooting efforts related to the fabrication of GRIN polymer optics.
  • Understand and implement appropriate EH&S standards, policies, and procedures on all manufacturing and testing equipment. Promote safe work habits and lead by example in compliance with EH&S standards.

Qualifications and Credentials:

  • The candidate must be a seeking a graduate degree in Chemistry, Physics, or relevant Engineering Field.
  • Candidates with plastics processing equipment experience and/or familiarity with various analytical equipment preferred. (Cast film extrusion, refractometer, FTIR, SEM, microscopy, etc.)
  • The candidate must demonstrate excellent project management skillset and capable of working with multi-disciplinary team.
  • The candidate should be motivated and eager to develop experience with experimental design and analytical test method development.
  • Candidates with Design of Experiments and/or programming experience preferred.

Relevant areas of interest:

  • Plastics processing & manufacturing
  • Material Science characterization
  • Optics and Opto-mechanics
  • Optical & Dimensional Metrology
  • Relevant Software Competencies:
  • Data Analysis (MATLAB, JMP, Excel, Minitab or equivalent)
  • Instrumentation & Data Acquisition (LabVIEW, Flexlogger, DAQExpress or equivalent)
  • Programming experience (Matlab, Python or equivalent)
  • Data Reporting & Presentations (MS PowerPoint preferred)
  • 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)


Pursing MS in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or equivalent.


Flexible Part-time and Full-time hours are available to accommodate academic class schedule

Primary location Macedonia, OH with occasional travel to Valley View location

About Peak Nano

You don’t want to match your competition. You want to set a new industry standard. For that, you need a new kind of partner. Peak Nano is all about disruption.

We help industry-leading companies rewrite the rules and chart a new path forward—on a journey powered by nanotechnology. For big names ready to think bigger, nanotechnology is the new frontier. And Peak Nano will guide the way—with sound strategy, and real results.

We’re the people who take nanotechnology out of the lab and make sense of it for your business. You can’t shatter realities with theory alone. For us, it’s making it real that matters.

Peak Nano Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive, and rewarding work environment
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
  • Peak Nano is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resumé to [email protected].