Engineering Co-op

Basic Purpose

This position has the following responsibilities: work on programs that involve the design, test, analysis and development of new products for steel and aluminum wheels.  Ensure that the products meet or exceed all applicable Accuride Corporation, industry and customer standards

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Assist in the management of product engineering programs involving product designs and modifications to meet customer requirements by planning, organizing, and scheduling project activities, securing prototypes from internal or external sources, scheduling and coordinating testing of products with test lab and fleets, securing approval of new product designs or modifications, and providing technical assistance to manufacturing groups, customers, and sales personnel.
  2. Assist in the design and develop of new products and product modifications to satisfy customer demands by collecting and analyzing product and engineering data, providing instructions for and coordinating the building of prototypes, writing specs for manufacture of new designs or redesigns, and specifying critical dimension tolerances.
  3. Ensure that product designs or redesigns conform to test performance standards by preparing and instructing test lab personnel on test procedures, analyzing test data to determine product performance as compared to requirements, and conducting research to develop more accurate and practical product testing and evaluation procedures.
  4. Follow applicable department quality procedures, work instructions and engineering specifications.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Currently pursuing B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and metal forming operations preferred
  • Sound knowledge of and experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software
  • Ability to manage and coordinate extensive internal and external project resources
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook, Access, etc.
  • Good interpersonal skills are required when dealing with internal and external customers
  • Flexible work schedule