Metallurgy/ Materials Science Co-op

Scot Forge

Clinton, WI


Metallurgy or Materials Science Co-op

Scot Forge Company has an opportunity for you to join their Metallurgy/ Material Science Co-op Program in our Clinton, WI or Spring Grove, IL locations. We have openings for 2023 / 2024.  We are flexible with start and ending dates around student’s education. We are looking for students willing to dedicate a minimum of 6 months.  

This Program Offers:   

  • Paid Compensation  
  • Professional Career Development  
  • Opportunities to Advance after Graduation  
  • Real World Problem Solving from Day One  
  • Mentoring and Collaborative Work Environment  
  • Training – Hands on exposure to metallurgy and forging  


Students will receive extensive training in the following areas:  

  • Steel Making  
  • Heat Treating  
  • Metallography  
  • Failure Analysis  
  • Open Die Forging  
  • Mechanical Testing  
  • Metallographic Interpretation  


At any given time, the selected candidates will be working closely with any one of the metallurgists and other employees from numerous departments to facilitate the completion of his/her projects. These projects are intended to give students an active role in the manufacturing process and provide opportunities for them to see how metallurgical principles are used to meet customer’s needs daily.  

Anticipated Projects:   

  • Literature searches  
  • Investigating failed components  
  • Witnessing forgings being created  
  • Metallographic preparation and interpretation  
  • Mechanical testing of materials for production or R&D  
  • Analyzing data and problem solving utilizing a scientific approach  
  • Writing technical summaries and presenting results to the metallurgy department  


  • At least 2 years completed in a University undergraduate materials science/ metallurgical engineering program.  
  • Students currently enrolled in a Graduate level program are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Students must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and Power Point.  
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.  
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.  
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now in the future.  

Key Characteristics for Success:   

  • Takes Initiative  
  • Demonstrates Passion  
  • Strong Attention to Detail  
  • Organized and self-motivated  
  • Is able to work with minimal oversight.  
  • Works well independently and with others  
  • Can prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Has an intense curiosity about metals and metals processing.  


 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets encouraged to apply.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.