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Title:  Ceramic Process Engineering Intern


CTS is a $550 million corporation that employs 4,000+ dedicated people. CTS designs and manufactures electronic components, actuators, and sensors to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial, and computer markets. The company manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Founded in 1896 as Chicago Telephone Supply, CTS is headquartered in Lisle, IL.



Job/Position Summary

The Ceramic Engineering Intern supports for piezo-electric powder processes. The responsibilities of this position include mixing, calcining, spray drying powder. Evaluate electrical properties of the finished ceramic. These activities will require good organization skills and attention to detail. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineer to define Design of Experiment
  • Weigh raw material and process through mixing, calcine and spray dry
  • Track the samples preparation
  • Perform electro-mechanical characterization as well as analytical evaluation (SEM, XRD).
  • Summarizing and sharing data with engineering team


  • Enrollment in an accredited engineering program required
  • Completion of four semesters of engineering curriculum required
  • Ceramic Engineering major is desired
  • Must be US citizen and able to work on US military projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Energetic, motivated individual with ability to independently complete tasks assigned by engineering
  • Attention to safety and safe handling of lead containing materials
  • Ability to learn and operate ceramic process equipment
  • Basic skills with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Communicate observations and results to the engineering team

Physical/Working Requirements

  • Ability to move, handle and lift up to 25 lbs
  • Extended periods of standing combined with sitting and walking
  • Must be able to go up and down steps
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels and use of chemicals


United States EEO Statement

CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable. Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.


ADA accommodation statement: If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630.577.8811. All other applications must be submitted online.


United States Additional Considerations

It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment. 


Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.


No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all.


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Job Type:  Intern

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