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Manufacturing Engineering Co-op


Sheboygan, WI

Job Summary

We are seeking an individual for the position of Manufacturing Engineering Co-op. Engineering Co-op will be provided opportunities in the various engineering disciplines at Vollrath over the course of their schedule.

Key Responsibilities

  • Each student will begin their Co-op program in a two week rotational introduction across various functions.  During this time they will be meeting people that they will be interfacing with for their assignment and be given exposure to a variety of engineering disciplines.  This will set the foundation for the remainder of their assignment. Their orientation will involve:
    • Industrial health and safety orientation
    • Introduction to the various Production departments
    • Design Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering overview
      • Engineering Change Request (ECR) training
      • Drawing generation
      • Drawing review
      • Tooling design
    • Quality Engineering orientation including the metrology lab
    • Engineering test lab and new product development
  • ​Upon completion of this orientation, students will be partnered with an Engineer and assigned to a project based on the business need. The projects defined for the 2014 were:
    • Manufacturing Engineering:  Upgrading the level of safety documentation in the manufacturing plant especially as it relates to Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO).  Key elements of this assignment will involve:
      • Gaining a fundamental knowledge of OSHA LOTO practices.
      • Working with Manufacturing Engineering, the Director of Safety and Manufacturing personnel to develop a best practice for LOTO work instructions.
      • Building a prioritized list of equipment requiring updated instructions based on highest to lowest safety risk processes.
      • Create and deploy work instructions throughout the facility.
      • A verbal presentation at the end of the assignment to upper management regarding key elements of the project and the overall intern experience.
  • ​Student work will focus on the needs of the project and may will involve product/component design, problem solving, interaction with various disciplines, report development, Engineering change requests.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Sophomore or later in ME, MET, EMSE curriculum
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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