Electrical Hardware Engineer – Intern

Vernon Hills, IL

Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) is a multi-modality R&D organization creating next-generation medical imaging systems. For those who like to develop new technologies and research new ways of using them, Canon is a rewarding place to work, due to its focus on innovation as the lifeblood of new products.

CMRU, awarded the 2016 Seal of Distinction award from WorldatWork®, is committed to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes work/life balance and celebrates individual and collective achievement. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, education, research and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our organization and the scientific and engineering community at large.

CMRU offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Summary of Position

CMRU has an immediate opening for a Electrical Hardware Engineer (Intern) to work alongside our Engineers and Technicians in the design, development and testing of hardware products and deliverables.


  • Testing Hardware
    • Create, enhance, and execute manual and automated test plans to ensure that electronics, mechanical hardware, and software meet specified quality standards.
    • Perform exploratory testing on new designs to identify unanticipated problems and test need.
    • Conduct functional tests on electrical, mechanical, and software to ensure products function as anticipated.
    • Conduct tests to gauge reliability and durability of designs.
  • Compile data and prepare written documentation regarding existing or potential hardware engineering projects.
  • Build experimental circuitry or complete prototype models according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronic systems and components.
  • Assemble/disassemble complex imaging equipment.
  • PCB and test equipment inventory resolution.



The ideal candidate is a full-time student at a four-year ABET accredited college or university working towards a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electro-Mechanical EE/ME.

Experience and Key Competencies

  • Experience with MS office tools including spreadsheets.
  • Experienced working with test equipment such as meters, oscilloscopes, analyzers, etc.
  • Skills
    • Problem solving
    • Ability to work collaboratively
    • Communication/communicative
    • Organized
    • Detail orientated
    • Multitasking a plus
  • Pluses: Used, been trained in or familiarity with:
    • Schematic capture
    • PCB layout
    • Internal documentation tools (e.g. source code control, issue tracking, document control, etc.)

Time Commitment

This is a full-time, temporary position that requires a commitment of:

  • 3–4 months (6 weeks minimum)
  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday–Friday onsite during regular business hours.

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