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Materials Engineering Coop

Date: Feb 27, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The position is designed to fit with the alternating school & work semester schedules established by many engineering colleges. This position will provide hands-on industrial experience and complement the student’s learning and academic experience and is structured to help broadly prepare the student for an engineering career.


  • Assist in the development of alternative materials for water heaters and water treatment and air purification systems.
  • Run and analyze experiments to test materials and processes.
  • Metallographic preparation and analysis of various metals.
  • Mechanical testing and analysis of materials.
  • Assist/conduct failure analyses of product components.
  • Assist in the development of new joining processes.
  • Provide technical assistance on materials and related process issues when requested.


Role Specific Responsibilities


  •  Enrolled in a BS, Materials Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering program at an accredited university.
  • A minimum of a sophomore standing and able to co-op for at least 3 terms.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in major related coursework
  • Conscientious & dependable, with the ability to work on small teams as well as independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency with personal computers and MS Office Products (Word, Excel, etc).
  • A sincere interest in materials/metallurgical engineering care


High School Diploma or GED in Related Field

Years of Experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Materials Science, Metallurgy, Water Treatment, HVAC, Wastewater, Science, Engineering, Operations