Student Co-Op, Plant Engineering – Spring 2024


Eaton, OH

Essential Function:  

Liaises with production departments to improve processes and associated methods of manufacturing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carries out tasks defined and specified by engineers that relate to process improvements, scrap and/or cost reduction, yield improvements, or capacity increases.
  • Designs and sets up experimental techniques for measurement and data collection to assess and validate testing criteria.
  • Assists in the development of new methods and techniques designed to improve manufacturing capabilities and tooling capabilities.
  • Identifies defects, measures performance, determines need for adjustment, and verifies specified operation and compliance to applicable regulations and Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines, thereby assuring product and process quality.
  • Documents, analyzes, and communicates test results using written reports, verbal reports, charts, graphs, schematics, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Monitors process control, repeatability, and stability through SPC, engineering controls, control charts and other effective process management methods.
  • Checks functionality of newly installed equipment to evaluate performance under actual operating conditions.
  • Maintains project and other technical files and notebooks in an organized manner.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the Company Quality Management System and properly applies Quality Procedures and Operating Procedures as appropriate.


  • Currently pursuing Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent and is in good standing with the sponsor University.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relatively detailed documents. 
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
  • Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. 
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as trigonometry, algebra and statistical techniques.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a range of practical problems. 
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in some degree of difficult phases. 
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to utilize computer applications such as; AutoCAD, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail, Manufacturing software, Statistical software, and Database software.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds. The employee regularly is required to lift up to 10 pounds.  The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the environment is moderate.