Fortive Corporation Summer Internship 2018 - Human Factors/Usability in San Diego, California

Summer Internship 2018 - Human Factors/Usability

About Us:

Invetech has been creating breakthrough products and custom automation systems for more than 30 years. With experience drawn from more than 5,000 projects globally, Invetech partners with global leaders in industry to deliver product design and development, contract manufacturing, and custom automation services. The company has experience in a broad range of market sectors including cell therapy production automation systems, laboratory diagnostics, point of care diagnostics, life sciences, industrial and consumer products. With active projects in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, Invetech is well positioned to service clients ranging from start-ups to established multinationals.


Invetech is growing our San Diego office. We are seeking an Intern Human Factors / Usability to join an innovative team of designers, engineers and scientists.

We are a global design and product realization company focused on healthcare technology including diagnostics and breakthrough cancer therapy systems that may support people in laboratories, hospitals or homes.

As an Intern for Human Factors / Usability you will contribute to the planning, execution and analysis of human factors or usability studies for complex systems including digital and physical interactions. Our clients are leaders in the biomedical field, including start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Thrive with an innovative, collaborative team where you will be involved in the creation of products that will revolutionize healthcare.

Working in this role you will:


  • In collaboration with the Experience Design and Usability team, plan and design user studies to assess user behavior for medical devices such as diagnostics and cell therapy systems.

  • Partner with our team in analyzing user research and writing reports.

  • Design slides and provided input on interaction design outputs.

  • Work cross-functionally with hardware and software engineers, scientists and designers.

  • Collaborate with design and engineering teams (software, hardware and scientists, designers) to identify intended users and use environments, as well as potential use-related hazards; determine product use cases and identify critical user tasks; draft use specifications.

  • Generate new ideas or recommendation to mitigate designs to better support users or eliminate risks

  • Conduct benchmarking studies of competitor products from a human interface standpoint

  • Support generative design research with contextual inquiry and ethnographic research and create research related design deliverables (experience maps, low-fidelity prototypes, user profiles, workflows)Work directly with client teams to ensure product success and support initial project scoping.


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors, M.S. or Ph.D in Human Factors / ergonomics, HCI, cognitive science, or related user-centered design discipline

  • Experience with conducting usability tests

  • Demonstrated written and verbal presentation and communication skills

  • Should be self-directed with effective time management skills

  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team

  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt in a fast-paced, highly interactive environment

  • Desired: Background or experience in the biological sciences, health care, or medical device/technology TRAVEL: 5-10% travel for the position

Fortive Corporation Overview:

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: .

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: North America-United States-CA-San Diego

Organization: Invetech

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Req ID: INV000627