Manufacturing Engineering Intern at Acacia Communications
Maynard, MA, US

Acacia Communications is an optical networking technology company that empowers cloud and content providers to connect at the speed of light enabling them to meet the rapidly increasing consumer demands for data.



The Manufacturing Engineering Intern/Co-Op will perform a variety of tasks that support Process Development and Manufacturing of Acacia's world class Optical Modules and associated Test Platforms.  The Intern/Co-op will be assigned relevant work assignments to challenge them according to their current level of experience and capability along with a passion to learn.  The Intern may find themselves working in the following areas:

  • Generate and maintain detailed assembly, rework, and inspection documentation
  • Identify methods to improve the manufacturing processes aimed at higher quality, process repeat-ability, automation, and reduced cycle time
  • Drive continuous improvement through product defect report analysis
  • Investigate root causes for product failures and implement effective preventive/ corrective actions
  • Support initiatives focused on design, implementation, and maintenance of manufacturing tooling, fixtures, and capital equipment
  • Collaborate with other team members to address manufacturing and assembly process issues experienced by our customers and/or third party Production facilities

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Master's degree majoring in Advanced Manufacturing Systems or Industrial Engineering (Juniors, Seniors or MS students)
  • 3.3 minimum GPA
  • Prior Co-Op Experience
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience with hands-on assembly activities using hand tools and microscopes
  • Solidworks or Other CAD Software
  • Competent user of MS-Office Applications
  • Local candidates preferred 

Other Preferences:

  • Strong interest in learning how things are assembled and understanding how influencing the design can positively impact the manufacturing process
  • Hands-on ability to assemble and disassemble items
  • Background in machining processes, thermal management, and fixture design
  • Desire and capability to learn optical assembly processes such as fusion splicing, optical fiber routing, connector end-face cleaning, and fiber characteristics


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status