Current Opportunity

Biomedical | Mechanical Engineering Intern


Location: Woodbridge, ON

Engineering @ Sterling Industries

They say good engineers love solving puzzles. Every day, our team figures out how to build and improve our clients’ innovative MedTech solutions, manufacturing them at scale, ready to improve patients’ lives. It is a mission that requires multi-disciplined, creative, and flexible minds, working together for our clients’ success. Whether it is process, mechanical or quality control engineering, every member plays an important role, making our team stronger. If you want to put your engineering skills to work on delivering the next generation of medical devices to patients around the world, Sterling is the place for you.

About Sterling Industries

Established in 1984, Sterling Industries provides end-to-end contract manufacturing and assembly of medical devices and components to Fortune 100 OEMs, as well as mid-size medical device OEMs and fast-growing “scale-ups.” Registered with the U.S. FDA and Health Canada, Sterling helps clients deliver successful products through its vertical integration, managing the entire process, including the supply chain, manufacturing, assembly, testing, labelling, packaging and shipping. The company operates from facilities in the suburban Toronto (Concord and Woodbridge) and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sterling manufactures success.


The Engineering COOP is directly involved with providing product design and manufacturability input during concept and commercialization phases as well as actively participating in continuous improvement initiatives when scaling up existing manufacturing processes. At Sterling, you will be able to grow your skills in a manufacturing environment as part of a team. The position is for an 8-month period, starting beginning of January, with the possibility of renewing for a longer term.

Snapshot of Responsibilities

  • Support the development and optimization of innovative manufacturing processes and equipment including generating ideas, drafting 3D prototypes in Solidworks, coordinating testing, and researching and providing input to the team as needed
  • Build and test prototype devices to ensure they meet requirements
  • Assist with the development of validation and test plans by supporting engineers with the execution of process characterization and testing of devices
  • Lead LEAN initiatives to make improvements to the manufacturing process
  • Aid in the development and provision of technical documentation by preparing drawings, writing work instructions, and providing training for new tools and equipment
  • Design test methods or follow standard protocols to ensure the device meets the patients’ needs
  • Monitoring safety practices and ensuring ISO 13485 and FDA compliance while collaborating with cross functional teams to meet product timelines

What you bring to the team

  • Actively working towards a degree in engineering, biomechanical engineering is preferred
  • Strong interest in biomedical technology
  • Motivated self-starter with a hands-on approach
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse group of Engineers and Production Team members
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Six Sigma or LEAN knowledge is nice to have
  • Experience with Solid works and statistical analysis is nice to have
  • Experience in a highly regulated manufacturing environment is nice to have

Company is in Concord and Woodbridge, Ontario – must be local to Toronto during work.

 Profile J. Sterling Industries will consider and provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Sterling of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All information collected will be protected under applicable privacy requirements.

We will review applications as they are received. Only qualified applicants will be contacted

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