Research Engineering Co-Op Position

Position Summary:

Research engineering co-op position responsibilities include daily sample preparation, testing of samples, recording and preliminary reporting on analytic results to senior research scientists and engineers. In addition, Co-Ops will support work on polymer film processing lines while assisting in developing, testing, and trouble-shooting film processing and polymer sample preparation techniques associated with scale-up challenges of customer products. This role requires a basic understanding of materials and analytic skills. Co-Op students will work with and report to engineers and senior scientists who will oversee day-to-day laboratory activities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct film extrusion or basic polymer materials fabrication trials
  • Set-up and tear down process experiments
  • Operate process or testing equipment for shaping and molding of polymer material
  • Conduct, record, and report on daily analytic testing of polymer films or products
  • Assist senior technical staff members in developing/modifying process or analytic equipment for the evaluation of new products and processes
  • Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Ability to work independently or well in a team atmosphere
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, work effectively with minimal direction or feedback
  • Demonstrated eagerness to learn new tasks, concepts and applications
  • Ability to handle up to fifty (50) pounds with physical dexterity to assemble and operate test equipment
  • Intermediate PC skills with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Project, etc.)

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge or interest in polymeric materials
  • Enrollment in B.A. or B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or Mechanical Engineering Preferred.
  • Undergraduate students only.


To be considered for this opportunity, please send your resum√© to [email protected].