Internship for Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering (Franklin, TN). 

The Hybrid Intern – Product Management and Development will support the sales, marketing & development teams in executing deliverables required in the product development process - including driving sales growth, supporting customer conversion and ensuring sales reps are fully educated on all product lines. Primary responsibilities focus on the management and development of orthopedic tools and devices, specifically in supporting the MyInstrument platform. The 14-week Summer program will focus on three major objectives: 
(1) education, (2) product management, and (3) project development.
The position is located at the Medacta USA headquarters in Franklin, TN.

About Medacta USA 

Medacta USA is a branch of Medacta International, an international company specializing in the design and production of innovative orthopedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques for joint replacement, spine surgery and sports medicine. Medacta was founded in 1999 in Switzerland with the mission to transform the patient experience by advancing surgical approaches, implants and instruments through responsible innovation and meticulous design. Medacta is a pioneer in developing new offerings on the basis of minimally invasive surgical techniques, in particular its Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS®) technique for hip replacements. Medacta has leveraged its orthopedic expertise and comprehensive understanding of the human body to develop the sophisticated "MySolutions" technology, which offers surgeons highly personalized pre-operative planning and implant placement methodologies by creating advanced personalized kinematic models and 3D planning tools for use in hip, knee, shoulder and spine procedures.

Housing Assistance 

Based on location of assignment, Medacta USA may offer housing assistance to intern(s) who live more than 50 miles from their work-site location. This housing assistance includes options for subsidized rent in a fully furnished apartment close to the work-site location, or a stipend payment for candidates to use at their discretion. Daily transportation to and from the work-site location is the student’s responsibility.

Minimum Educational Requirements: Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business/Marketing, Engineering, or Biologic Science Related Discipline. At least 50% degree completion is required (if undergraduate). A minimum GPA of 3.0 Cumulative is strongly preferred.
Minimum Experience Requirements: Any existing short-term professional and/or educational experience is required.
Minimum Skill Requirements: Proficiency in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (i.e. Solidworks). 3D printing and prototyping experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Management, leadership, and organizational ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain tact, poise, and discretion in handling confidential matters. Highly organized and detail oriented. Ability to convey complex information in understandable terms to individuals at all educational levels. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently. Excellent time management skills.
Equipment or Machines Used:  Solidworks (CAD), 3D Printing, and multiple computer based tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, webcasting, desktop publishing, etc.).
Other: Candidate must have reliable transportation to and from work on a daily basis for the duration of the internship. Candidate must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) during the duration of the internship position.

Principal Duties
1. Product Management:
* Develop marketing strategies and product launches with clear execution plans that are consistent with Medacta’s global strategy.
* Research, analyze and remain informed about competitive products.
* Create, prepare and deliver arthroscopy product training.
* Prepare competitive reviews and produce sales aids to assist sales force.
* Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives while maintaining a strong sense of urgency.
* Assist in support for all labs and educational programs.
* Must be a self-starter with ability to work independently within a matrix environment where tight timelines exist.
2. Product Development: 
* To understand and implement the engineering design process to a specific- MyInstrument project.
* To be able to create 3D models and design, technical drawings, and prototypes using CAD software (Solidworks).
* To develop a working knowledge of joint (hip, knee, and shoulder) and/or spine anatomy.
* To understand the surgical technique and functionality of instrumentation associated with Medacta product line(s).
* Provide technical product support to customer service, sales force and surgeons.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. This position is not eligible for benefits.

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