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Take your networking to the next level by connecting with premier companies hiring in the engineering space, including those listed below. This year, we’re introducing the Career Zone, a designated area for attendees to learn about the design & manufacturing trends influencing careers paths and check out employment opportunities.

Stop by the Career Zone for targeted talks, workshops, and networking sessions — all for free.

Thursday, February 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

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Who’s Hiring


Since ADMEDES was founded in 1996, we have been writing a success story as exciting as the field of biomedical engineering itself. Currently at 750 employees and focused on long-term, sustainable growth, ADMEDES is the global market leader in manufacturing self-expandable nitinol stents. As a market leader in manufacturing self-expandable nitinol stents ADMEDES has experienced dynamic development to meet growing market demand. Credit for our success and reputation for quality, precision and exceptional customer orientation belongs to our uniquely innovative team – a team that’s looking for reinforcements.

Cicor Group

 The Cicor Group is a globally active development and manufacturing partner with innovative technology solutions for the electronics industry. With about 2,000 employees at ten production sites, Cicor offers highly complex printed circuit boards and hybrid circuits as well as comprehensive electronic manufacturing services (EMS) including microelectronic assembly and plastic injection molding. Cicor supplies customized products and services from design to the finished product from one source.

Freudenberg Medical

The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Freudenberg Medical is a global leader in medical contract manufacturing. We offer the following services for medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide: product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services. For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer that medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Costa Rica, Europe and Asia.

Goddard, Inc.

Goddard, Inc. is a full-service product development and engineering firm specializing in the design and development of medical, life science, and high-tech consumer products. We handle project scope from concept creation through manufacturing transition. We have on-site prototyping and we can work remotely at client sites upon request. Our team is experienced in designing with many materials including injection molded plastics, extrusions, thermo-formings, castings, sheet metals, wood, composites, and more. Our core services include: Mechanical Engineering and Design Industrial Design Renderings and Animations Human Factors Engineering Graphical User Interface Rapid Prototyping Structural and Thermal Analysis Ergonomic and Usability Studies Quality and Regulatory Affairs.

Koch Packaging Systems, Inc.

KOCH Packaging Systems stands for the highest quality and most efficient custom packaging solutions. For over 45 years, we have impressed customers at home and overseas with the quality of our products and services, our expertise and our employees' commitment. As the market leader, we offer a diversified product portfolio for applications in the consumer, industrial, cosmetics, body care, pharmaceuticals and medical technology fields. Whether selecting an individual blister machine or the fully integrated packaging process of a KOCH PackagingLine, customers will always benefit from the modular structure of our product line with high output accompanied by maximum operational flexibility. KOCH is successfully, steadily expanding business with over 350 employees in Europe and the US. Committed, highly qualified employees are the basis of our success. That's why you will not only find exciting professional challenges with us, but also a collegial environment and ideal conditions for overcoming them successfully. If you not only have know-how but enjoy your profession, then take the next step in your professional career with an application at KOCH Packaging Systems, Inc.

MW Industries

MW Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of highly-engineered industrial springs, fasteners, bellows, and related metal components. With several manufacturing locations throughout the United States, MW Industries designs and creates products for a variety of industries, including medical, aerospace, energy, and automotive. Our products can be encountered in many everyday applications, such as driving a car, flying in an airplane, using electronics, or shopping at a grocery store. Through decades of growth, innovation, and dedication, MW Industries has proven to be a world-class supplier of custom springs, fasteners, and precision metal components.

Oden Technologies

Oden Technologies is the intelligent industrial automation company, empowering manufacturers to embrace Industry 4.0 and achieve perfect production. Oden provides complete visibility into all the production processes in real-time. Oden wirelessly collects data from any machine, integrates it with third-party systems and delivers instantaneous insights leading to effective quality control, timely maintenance and lower machine downtimes, optimized operations and higher customer satisfaction. ;


We are now looking for a Senior Extrusion Engineer (Thermoplastics) in Minneapolis. Optinova Group is a global extrusion house and we are we are looking for a new team member based in Minneapolis to join our production team in Plymouth, MN. As a Senior Extrusion Engineer you provide engineering support and direction to Extrusion, Secondary Operations, Quality and Business Development in the evolution of new products and implementation of process improvements (cost reduction, quality improvement, reduce downtime, improve tooling & equipment, etc.). This position will have direct customer contact providing engineering support from concept through commercialization of customer products. The position is also responsible for the design and development of new tooling and leads the efforts to qualify those tools for mass production.

Putnam Plastics

Putnam Plastics Corp. provides thermoplastic extrusion and thermoset polyimide tube solutions for catheters and minimally invasive devices. Tube finishing operations include printing, tipping, and laser machining. Putnam offers custom prototype development through manufacturing of multi-lumen, coextruded, braided, coiled, wire-coated, bumped, tapered, and intermittent extruded tubes, as well as complete catheter assemblies.

Quest Industrial

Quest Industrial is an automation integrator that specializes in the implementation of FANUC robots. Based out of Monroe, Wisconsin, Quest Industrial employees 50 within its newly constructed 48,000 square foot facility. Known throughout the food and beverage industry, Quest has made a name for itself by designing robust equipment that holds up to the most stringent sanitation standards. Quest Industrial has completed projects throughout the Contiguous 48 states, as well as, in Canada and Mexico. Quest is a full systems integrator that believes in building strategic partnerships with customers and working alongside them from concept to commission.


Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands. We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks. Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components). From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.


Join the market leader. Work in an international and dynamic environment. Tecan is a leading global supplier of solutions for the biopharma, forensic and diagnostic industries. The company is a leader in the development, production and distribution of advanced automation and detection solutions for the world‘s leading life science laboratories. Ambitious to contribute to the quality of life of humankind by enabling our customers to make the world and our community a healthier and safer place.


WESTPAK, Inc. is an independent, third-party, accredited package and product testing laboratory with two locations in California. We offer a fast-paced work environment where we quite literally test and break stuff for a living. We work hard, play hard, and help each other to to get the work done. Westpak operates with a family-friendly approach; our customer service, integrity and core values have always guided our day-to-day operations.