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Thermal and Materials Engineering Coop

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

The A.O. Smith Corporation, a world leader in designing and manufacturing water heating and water treating equipment and an equal opportunity employer headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, is seeking a Cooperative Education (Co-op) student for a position at its Corporate Technology Center in Milwaukee, WI. The mission of the Corporate Technology Center is to do the necessary research and development to help bring new products to market and to improve A.O. Smith’s existing products

Primary Function

The incumbent works within a trade or occupation in order to gain work experience.  Usually the candidate for this role will be a college student who is interested in learning about our business and expanding their knowledge in work processes, analysis and support functions.


  • Assist in the development and testing of new products and processes.
  • Setup 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 needed software package(s) will be provided.)
  • Provide technical assistance to divisions when requested


Successful candidate students should have the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a BS Mechanical 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 coursework
  • Conscientious & dependable, with the ability to work on small teams as well as independently
  • A sincere interest in a mechanical engineering career.


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

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