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Quality/Manufacturing Operations Engineering Intern [Fall 2024]

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3d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco

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  • You must have proficiency in CAD software and ability to read engineering drawings. Understanding of manufacturing processes, quality planning, and problem-solving frameworks is crucial. Previous experience or demonstrated excellence in related fields is required. Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment is a must.
  • You will lead DfX discussions, plan assembly lines, develop process documentation, train operators, troubleshoot production problems, track key performance indicators, and drive continuous improvement projects.

Off-cycle Internship

EngineeringSan Francisco


  • As an AME Intern, you will be focused on designing assembly lines & equipment for Zipline’s Top Level Assemblies (TLAs) that will be manufactured at Zipline's Final Assembly, Test & Pack (FATP) Contract Manufacturers (CMs). This involves working with internal & external cross-functional stakeholders on design for manufacturing & assembly, assembly process and equipment design, assembly line commissioning, validation & continuous improvement to ensure Zipline can continue to serve its customers with better operational efficiency.
  • As an MQE Intern, you will be focused on the quality and reliability of Zipline’s in-house manufacturing. This involves tracking yield performance, performing root cause analysis and corrective action implementation on assembly and functional test failures, and helping to build a world class manufacturing organization by implementing innovative processes to improve performance during manufacturing and in the field.   
  • As an SIE Intern, the projects you undertake will be focused on the improvement of manufacturing operations & quality at critical Zipline suppliers. This involves working with internal & external cross-functional stakeholders on design for manufacturing & assembly, manufacturing process design & implementation, statistical quality control, and root cause analysis to ensure that Zipline suppliers can meet quality, cost & delivery targets set for them.


  • Proficiency in 3D CAD Software (NX preferred) & ability to read Engineering Drawings (with GD&T)
  • Understanding of traditional & non-traditional manufacturing processes (Machining, Injection Molding, Sheet Metal Stamping, 3D Printing, PCBA Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electromechanical Assembly, etc.)
  • Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Understanding of Problem Solving Frameworks (8D, A3, Pareto Analysis, etc.) & RCA/ CAPA Techniques used within these frameworks
  • Willingness to work in a super fast-paced environment that is in a constant state of evolution
  • Be a student pursuing a(n) graduate/ undergraduate degree in one of the following concentrations: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics AND have experience designing products or manufacturing processes through 1+ internship(s), or full-time work in one of the following fields: New Product Introduction, Project/ Program Management, Manufacturing, Quality, Supplier Quality/ Industrialization, Metrology, Industrial Engineering, or Strategic Sourcing.
  • OR
  • Have demonstrated excellence in one of the above fields

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • As an AME Intern, you will:
  • Conduct DfX (Design for X) discussions with internal & external stakeholders for Zipline TLAs and sub-assemblies
  • Lead planning, budgeting, design, procurement, commissioning & validation of Assembly Lines and associated facilities & equipment at Zipline for Product Validation Builds and at Zipline TLA CMs for Mass Production
  • Develop & maintain Process Documentation (Manufacturing Process Flow, Process FMEA, Work Instructions, Set Up Check Lists, Training Plans, etc.) throughout the life of a program
  • Assist with training operators to run the assembly line
  • Provide technical support for plant operations & assist with root cause analysis & corrective actions to troubleshoot production problems as they occur
  • Establish requirements for, track, report & review key performance indicators of the Assembly Line for quality, cost, and delivery such as first-pass yield, cost of poor quality, on-time delivery, etc.
  • Pilot Continuous Improvement (CI) Projects that seek to improve the performance of the line
  • As an MQE Intern, you will:
  • Perform failure analysis, root causing, and corrective/preventative action implementation
  • Take part in on-going optimization of products and process for cost and performance
  • Track first pass yield, right first time, and dwell time of products waiting in MRB locations
  • As an SIE Intern, you will:
  • Conduct discussions on DfX (Design for X) with internal & external stakeholders & implement relevant feedback into part designs
  • Manage the development & implementation of manufacturing processes & systems to ensure the Supplier’s compliance with all the requirements of the Zipline Approval Process (ZAP)
  • Assist the supplier with Root Cause Analysis (RCA)/ Corrective Action & Preventive Action (CAPA) Implementation to ensure quality issues are investigated correctly & necessary actions are taken to prevent the recurrence and occurrence of the issue
  • Track, report & review Supplier Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with Internal (GSM, Finance, etc.) & External (Supplier) Stakeholders to create action plans for systemic improvements
  • Pilot Process Improvement Projects at suppliers to improve quality, reduce cost, and improve delivery metrics


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco