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Fall 2024 Materials Engineering Co-Op


The co-op student will be working on job assignments related to their functional engineering discipline.  These increasingly challenging assignments will provide foremost an effective learning assignment and then a sound intellectual and/or financial return for the PCC organization.



  • The student will apply principles learned in school to hands-on situations, such as process and product design.
  • The student will be responsible for accomplishing performance goals and will receive progressive responsibility in process and /or product engineering throughout his/her co-op experience.
  • Will identify and recommend process improvements for specified projects.
  • Student will attend regular departmental meeting.
  • Student will attend training sessions, symposiums and other appropriate educational opportunities.
  • Will perform or review systems analysis, testing, and documentation for existing processes.
  • Will take ownership and responsibility for identified projects.
  • Participate on project teams for assigned projects; analyze improvements and new product or applications and develop requirements and specifications with team.
  • Work within specifications provided to meet project goals and objectives in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participate with peers, project team members, and other departments on new product development, product line extensions, and product enhancements.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of related engineering discipline functional and technical skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Good writing skills and interpersonal skills
  • US Person Status required



  • Full-time student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Materials, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Prefer a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.



Student will spend 50%-60% of time in the manufacturing plant and minimal travel may be required. 



  • Co-ops will be paid $24.00 hour /40-hours a week.
  • Monthly housing stipend of up to $1,000 (requirements must be met to qualify).
  • Given top priority for future co-op rotations and full-time positions.