Vectron Internship Opportunities Who is Vectron? Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH, has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and currently employs more than 800 employees globally. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1 or visit www.vectron.com.
#1 supplier for timing the global communications network
#1 supplier for timing the global military
#1 supplier for timing global satellite constellations
We own a leading market-share position in “4 out of the 5” of the key high-end segments (OCXO, VCXO, TCXO, VCSO, IF SAW Filter).
We manage a very wide product portfolio, allowing “5 out of the top 7” Tier 1 communications equipment companies to give us their highest annual share.
We serve our customers through three business units: Communications, IMS (Industrial, Military and Space) and SenGenuity (a wholly owned subsidiary which leverages VI’s core competencies to design, develop, and offer highly differentiated sensor products).
What can I expect and what will be expected from me? Our Mount Holly Springs, PA facility is one of few crystal oscillator, filter and module manufacturing facilities in the United States and is closely located to various major universities and branch campuses. Students selected for employment at the Mount Holly Springs, PA location will have hands on access to a unique mix of high-tech instruments and equipment such as network analyzers and phase noise analyzers. They will be able to learn, first hand, how electronics perform under different environmental conditions (temperature, vibration, and shock). Students will work with both digital and analog circuits and will work with both commercial and military / space electronics. Students will also have direct and ongoing mentoring from the engineering staff. Student efforts and results will be highly visible and assignments will allow for significant learning. Students will be required to keep engineering notebooks during the duration of the internship / co-op and will be required to turn them in to their supervisor at the completion of their internship / co-op. In addition, students will also be required to provide human resources with copies of any paperwork or materials filed with the university co-op coordinator or center and will also complete an evaluation form regarding their experiences at Vectron at the completion of their internship / co-op experience.
What specific positions are available? Design Engineering In this role, a student will work directly with the Senior Design Engineers to evaluate new product designs currently in development. Students will engage in specification review, design simulations, and design capture/entry as well as hands-on manufacturing, inspection, and test.
For fall 2013, students can expect the following projects/activities:
Vectron's data sheets cover a variety of frequency ranges and performance specs. The frequency of the oscillator has an impact on the noise performance and stability of the oscillators. The intern would be responsible for baselining Allan Deviation (ADEV), Phase Noise, and other stability parameters for several standard products offerings to fully characterize the performance across the available frequency range of the devices.
Several Designs of Experiments (DOE) are needed in support of new product development to obtain state of the art performance for our oscillators. Some of these DOEs include evaluation of different electrode configurations on the crystals to determine the impact on thermally induced stresses in order to improve the stability and performance of our Extended Holdover Oscillators (EXHO). Another DOE is to be performed on the effects of the crystal blank orientation and it's impact on the temperature coefficient of the oscillator. We are in the process of evaluating the effects of thin film vs thick film resistors in our Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXO).
Several new products are in development and assistance is needed to complete these designs and to help characterize the performance of the prototypes. These designs include the Directly Heater Crystal Oscillator (DHXO) and the next generation Evacuated Miniature Ovenized Crystal Oscillator (EMXO) as well as our new space grade EMXO.
There are several new designs that are in the qualification process at Vectron. Assistance is needed to support the qualification testing and evaluation of these new designs.
As the stability of our quartz based oscillators continues to push the industry to new levels, the needs of the test systems and reference oscillators that are used to verify performance continue to evolve. Vectron needs to fully characterize the capability of the house reference standards and potentially upgrade the capabilities to support the testing of the next generation higher stability oscillators.
Strong computer skills in math or statistical software use
Programming and data visualization skills are a plus
Solid analytical problem solving skills
Attention to detail
Are there any special requirements? Due to access to U.S. Gov’t International Traffic in Arms ( ITAR ) controlled information, hardware, technical data and manufacturing processes, in order to be considered for these positions, students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Students will also be required to take and pass a drug screen in order to be eligible for employment. In addition, due to the nature of our business, selected individuals must also agree to assign Vectron International their right, title, and interest in any inventions, discoveries, improvements, ideas, computer or other apparatus programs and related documentation, and any other works of authorship completed during their employment.
How will I be compensated? Students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate and will have the ability to request work schedules which accommodate class schedules.
How do I apply? Please respond with resume to:
Attn: Michelle Grenoble
PACareers@vectron.com Please indicate which semester (Spring, Summer, Fall) you are interested in.