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True Manufacturing Research & Design Co-op in O'Fallon, Missouri

The Research & Design (R&D) Engineering Co-Op works closely with experienced design engineers to assist with all facets of our refrigeration system and cabinet design. This work can be analytical as well as hands-on building of prototypes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to assist and have mentorship from experienced Engineer (other duties may be assigned):

  • Actively participates in the New Product Development (NPD) process as the Engineering department representative.

  • Develop and manage project schedules related to new and existing product designs.

  • Review the overall progress of each project and provide the department manager with a detailed monthly progress report. Ensure on-time project completion.

  • Participate on cross-functional teams to assist in launch of products, resolve issues and support product improvements.

  • Search for high-quality, lower-cost components and assemblies.

  • Design and develop new commercial refrigeration products.

  • Identify and supervise the selection of components to meet the design objectives of a product and to maximize component standardization.

  • Guide the design and fabrication of all sheet metal parts and assemblies through drafting and the model shop.

  • Participate in and guide the detailed construction of prototypes.

  • Participate in and review all development testing of new products as assigned.

  • Document product designs by preparing bills of material, cost analysis, drawings, and engineering change requests.

  • Work with manufacturing to ensure manufacturability of new products.

  • Prepare and make submittals to regulatory engineers.

  • Draft new product specifications and installation instructions.

  • Supply technical support to the Service Department when needed.

  • Develop engineering solutions to product related issues through problem solving and root cause analysis techniques as assigned.

  • Coordinate project work internally with the department and externally with other departments to ensure on-time completion of projects.

  • Work with suppliers to improve quality and resolve product issues.

  • Assist manufacturing with product launches and issue resolution as assigned.

  • Regular and reliable attendance in the office is required.

  • Full time student, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management or similar field required.

  • A student in their junior or senior year is preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to be assertive and diplomatic when interacting with co-workers and factory team members.

  • Positive attitude, upbeat, team player and supportive of the direction and policies of the company.

  • Ability to think ahead, set daily and weekly goals, and create action plans to achieve results.

  • Ability to multi-task and follow up on all open issues in a fast-paced environment.

The duration of this co-op is May to December, Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm.

Housing Stipend Assistance Program available to those who qualify.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company-paid background check required upon hire.

ID: 2023-1820

Street: 2001 East Terra Lane