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Summer Polymer Engineering Co-op

What to Expect in our Co-op Program: 
Expand your technical and professional skills in a real-world setting. Emerson co-ops are given meaningful work, support, and mentorship from experienced managers and key business leaders. There is the potential to gain knowledge and experience in a variety of ways by exploring opportunities associated with your major and rotating through multiple departments.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive compensation, flexible dress code policy, and paid holidays
  • Housing stipends for eligible students and a list of nearby housing options for relocation
  • Access to our newly renovated fitness center, workout classes, and wellness program
  • Event opportunities through our social and professional development co-op committees
Our co-ops are a key talent pipeline for full-time employment opportunities after graduation at our many locations.
If you are a Student interested in Polymer Engineering and are looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our Sidney, Ohio location, you will support new product development, cost reduction, and engineering support activities through in-depth engineering analysis, preparation of user training materials and documents, preparation of detailed input for analysis, summarizing data, documenting, and presenting results. 
  • Conduct accelerated aging of plastics and elastomers to look at the effect of time and temperature on both physical and mechanical properties.
  • Work with physical properties includes mass, volume swell, dimensional change, and hardness. 
  • Work with mechanical properties including stress at break, strain at break, modulus, and elongation.
  • Perform all the pre-measurements, assembling pressure vessels to perform the aging, post-measurement, data analysis, and making observations from the data generated.
You try different solutions to problems and learn from the results. You stay aligned with your goals and stay productive. You focus on creating an effective collaborative style. You prepare content for communication that is impactful.
  • Undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, Plastic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering or related field
  • The candidate will be expected to work in a scientific and engineering laboratory while complying with all safety rules and regulations. 
  • Meet the physical demands of the position to be able to lift 45 pounds on a regular basis, stand for extended periods of time, and use of hand and power tools
  • PC skills including Microsoft Office 
  • Able to communicate in both verbal and written forms 
  • Self-starter with a high degree of energy
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship for this role will not be provided
  • Undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, Plastic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science and Engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completed relevant coursework pertaining to their degree, but not limited to: Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Mold Design, Principles, Part Design, Plastic Processing
  • Proficient in Pro-Engineer or Solidworks 
  • Familiar with the Autodesk Moldflow suite of software 
  • Proficient in mechanical properties analysis of non-metallic materials (tensile, flexural, compressive, etc.)