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Engineer Co-Op

Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and medical technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our expansive portfolio of products and global network of science and manufacturing centers provide essential support for the care of critical and chronically ill patients. We are part of Fresenius SE, a health care group with more than 100 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life sciences. Our employees – more than 30,000 worldwide – develop and deliver injectable pharmaceuticals and infusion systems; blood collection, transfusion and cell technologies; and essential nutrients for parenteral nutrition.

Whether you work for us, buy from us, partner with us, or invest in us, you will come to know that caring is at the core of everything we do. Our purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of people who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face every day.
We currently have an opportunity for a Spring 2022 Co-op in the Medical Devices Division to join an Engineering team in our Research & Development department, participating in product development and support activities for apheresis medical devices. 

This position is located at our Lake Zurich, IL Corporate headquarters and the student must be available to work 3 semesters/quarters, including summers, as a co-op while still in school.

Must be a US Citizens or Green card holder



  • Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results.
  • Write test cases, experimental reports, summaries and protocols.
  • Perform troubleshooting based on test results.
  • Recommend improvements to system algorithms.



  • Minimum two years of undergraduate classwork in an engineering field (biomedical or mechanical preferred).
  • Must be proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Strong technical, mathematical and laboratory skills, including trainability in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and handling of bio hazardous materials.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including trainability in Good Documentation Practice (GDP) and requirements definition.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and statistics preferred.
  • Preferred: 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to think and work independently.
  • This job position within the Business Unit – Transfusion and Cell Technologies (BU-TCT) of Fresenius Kabi USA hereby commits itself to protect any persons working under its control from work related hazards to health and safety as well as to protect the environment as the basis of life. This includes the prevention of diseases, incidents and pollution as well as the responsible and sustainable use of resources. Our aim is to enhance our performance in the area of occupational and environmental safety, and to fulfill compliance obligations. To achieve this target, we implement and continuously improve the integrated management system according to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; the Company will not sponsor work visas or other employment authorization.


Additional Information

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as life insurance, disability, 401K with company match, and wellness program.

Fresenius Kabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, disabilities, or protected veteran status.