Mechanical Engineering Co-op Fall 2020

Date:  Nov 21, 2020
Country/Region:  US
City:  Tupelo MS
Job Requisition:  30724

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!


The Mechanical Engineering Co-op for Cooper Tire will be responsible for developing and testing machinery and equipment under direction of plant engineer and/or senior engineers.


This is a Full Time Co-Op position and requires a 40 hour work week. Our co-op students are given pertinent work assignments and have opportunities to work in one or more of our manufacturing facilities. We believe strongly in the learning aspect of the work assignment and pair all of our co-op students with a coach/mentor.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews project instructions and blueprints to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problems, and possible solutions such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts, or rearrangement of parts or subassemblies.
  • Drafts detail drawings or sketches for drafting room completion or to request parts fabrication by machine, sheet metal, electrical, or wood shops.
  • Devises, fabricates, and assembles new or modified mechanical, electrical, or electromechanical components or assemblies for products such as industrial equipment and machinery, power equipment, servo systems, machine tools, and measuring instruments.
  • Sets up and conducts tests of complete units and components under operational conditions to investigate design proposals for improving equipment performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.
  • Analyzes indicated and calculated test results in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, and modifies or adjusts equipment to meet specifications.
  • Records test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test method.
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform other duties as necessary to ensure efficient plant operations.

Educational Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student majoring in Mechanical Engineering and having completed at least the freshman year
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.0
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
  • Will be interacting with production, maintenance, vendors, contractors, management, and engineering.
  • Occasionally involved in presentations and providing training for plant personnel.
  • Must have good problem solving skills both from a troubleshooting and project planning standpoint.



Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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