Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job
• Report generation related to technical issues including but not limited to Obsolescence, RoHS, REACH, Hazardous material, fungus, lifecycle, etc.
• Create and present task status and technical solutions to team members.
• Identify, evaluate, and recommend new components or materials and manufacturers for new product requirements.
• Understand preferred technologies, sources of supply, and acceptance criteria per assigned components.
• Analyze material data, parametric data, preference codes, and obsolescence prediction for assigned components.
* As part of the interview process, if selected as potential intern candidate, you will participate in a one-day training assessment.
* This training will expose you to the daily responsibilities of this internship.
* At the end of this one-day training, an assessment will be given to measure your understanding and grasp of expected tasks that this internship requires.
* An internship offer will be extended to candidate(s) that have scored well.
* Interns who successfully complete the program may be considered for full-time employment after graduation.
• Student must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science or advanced degree in an applicable discipline
• Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident "Green Card" holder
• Self-motivated and proactive when seeking information
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Preferred job requirements
• Accredited study for an Associate’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline
• Good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
• Good written and verbal communications skills and the ability to work well with others in a professional team environment
• Ability to research electrical and electromechanical part numbers to find design and compliance documentation-including communicating with vendors.
• Ability to interpret mechanical material and processes used in the end item for REACH and RoHS compliance.
• Ability to interpret vendor data sheets and various types of engineering drawings
• Basic knowledge or experience with any of the following: development process, PWB/PCB electrical design, FPGA digital design, wiring harnesses and rigs, RF system design
This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.