Thermal & Mechanical Engineering Co-Op

Date: Jun 22, 2024

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies. We are a $3.8 billion Fortune 1000 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a 150 year history and 12,000 employees globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology solutions. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories and our processes, but also in our people.

The Corporate Technology Center (CTC) is the innovation nucleus of the organization. The CTC is charged with discovering, innovating, and developing the next big breakthroughs for A. O. Smith led by a talented and knowledgeable ensemble of MS and PhD research scientists and engineers, supported by a highly experienced team of technicians with backgrounds in hardware, software, mechanical and laboratory skills. Our brand-new research facility located in the north-west corner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin consists of state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative workspaces, and a friendly environment to empower our team to push technology limits.

Primary Function

Join A.O. Smith's Corporate Technology Center and gain unparalleled experience at the innovative nucleus of the organization. As a Thermal and Mechanical Engineering Co-op, you will work alongside world-class research engineers and experienced technicians to learn how to and directly contribute to the thermal and mechanical technologies and features for A. O. Smith’s water heating and treatment product lines. You will conduct experiments, analyze data, and troubleshoot test results to generate insights that could lead us to the next big breakthroughs in water technology.

This role is an excellent opportunity for co-operative (co-op) education students who are passionate about research and technology development and are eager to gain real world, hands-on experience under the leadership and mentorship of senior researchers.


• Assist in the development and testing of new products and processes.
• Set up and conduct laboratory and field testing of new product ideas and improvements to existing products.
• Design and model products, product components, and test fixtures (If necessary, formal training in the needed
software package(s) will be provided).
• Provide technical assistance to divisions when requested.
• To be a part of our organization means that your interests in clean water, clean energy, sustainability, and
governance are aligned with our values


• Enrolled in BS Mechanical Engineering program at an accredited university.
• A minimum of a sophomore standing and able to co -op for at least 3 terms.
• Conscientious and dependable, with the ability to work on small teams as well as independently.
• A sincere interest in mechanical engineering career.


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