Your Career Begins at Timken
If you’re ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken. Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.
Do you want real-life engineering experience in a global organization that will challenge you to better not only yourself, but the world? The Timken Company’s Engineering Co-op Program is designed to prepare students for the transition into the engineering profession of their choosing by integrating academics with practical application and development in a professional work setting.
Position Summary: The Engineering Co-op Program is a rotational assignment for full-time students who plan to work for three to five semester terms while completing their Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. The co-op will work 40 hours per week in an assigned Engineering department. The co-op is exposed to the other Engineering groups within Timken allowing them to apply to be selected for subsequent semester terms as part of a defined career path.
Engineering: This path would rotate through the Engineering departments at Timken’s Mechanical Power Transmissions locations. The set locations for the Co-op are at Timken Drives in Fulton, IL, Carlisle Belts in Springfield, MO, and Lovejoy in Downers Grove, IL. The Engineering departments include Application, Process, Product Design, Product Testing and Research & Development. Example projects within the Engineering path may include analysis and evaluating performance of Chain, Augers, Belts, or Couplings.
Manufacturing: This path would occur at a one or more of Timken’s USA manufacturing facilities located in the Mechanical Power Transmissions group. The co-op would rotate through Manufacturing, Product, Application, and Quality engineering development. Example projects within the Manufacturing path may include using Six Sigma and lean techniques to improve quality and reduce waste in a production process, implementing new process equipment, etc.
The Timken Advantage
By joining Timken’s Engineering Co-op Program you will gain the following:
- Real work experience through rotational assignments at a world class employer
- Increased knowledge of Engineering and other business functions at a global company
- The ability to contribute to the success of Timken while developing your own personal skills
- Enhanced public speaking and presentation skills
- Exposure to full-time career opportunities upon graduation from your university
- Competitive pay
The basic qualifications that candidates must possess to be considered for Timken’s Engineering Co-op Program are as follows:
- Must be a full-time student (12 semester hours) attending an accredited four-year university
- Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or related major
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
- Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours before the start of your first semester term
- Demonstrated success in achieving goals
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate
- Strong computer skills, specifically experience with Access/Word/Excel/PowerPoint
- Ability to relocate for the duration of the program if needed
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa Sponsorship
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and complete necessary production forms. Ability to speak effectively with fellow employees and/or customers.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; problem solving ability.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, use hands/arms. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear at conversational level, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. Moving/lifting greater than 50 pounds requires assistance from another employee or a lifting device/hoist. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Required Personal Protective Equipment
Employee is required to wear proper safety eyewear, hearing protection, and steel-toed shoes at all times while on the plant floor.
The Timken Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. For additional information please visit our website Timken Careers http://www.timken.com/careers/.
All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.