Mercury Marine – Polymer Materials Engineering Co-op

Fond du Lac
Full time

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Mercury marine a Division of Brunswick Corporation

Co-op Dates: January 9th 2023 – August 18, 2023 & May 22, 2023 – December 15, 2023

As a Polymer Engineer Co-op, you will work collaboratively and independently with highly qualified engineering professionals who are responsible for the design, production and manufacture of outboard and stern-drive engines for the recreational boating industry. You will be an integral member of an engineering team committed to delivering critical material analysis and inspection results. You’ll learn how to work with a team of engineers, designers and technicians, in a lab, as you own and manage assigned projects from inception to completion. You will perform:

  • A wide variety of testing procedures, and failure analysis projects relating to the design, testing, production, and manufacturing of outboard and stern-drive engines for the recreational boating industry.

In addition to a great hands-on learning experience you will also acquire the skills needed to:

  • Operate state-of-art equipment such as a Scanning Electron Microscope, Image Analysis software, Electron Dispersive Spectrometer, FTIR, DSC, TGA, tensile testers, and other polymer instrumentation which aid in experimental analysis.
  • You’ll learn how to prepare critical written documentation to authenticate your laboratory testing results.

Qualifications of a successful candidate:

  • Current enrollment in a BS/MS program with a major in Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Materials Engineering or a degree related to Engineering Technology with a polymer emphasis.
  • Completion of two semesters of class-room lab experience in your major, minimum second semester sophomore status with 48 completed credits.
  • Availability to work full-time (40 or more hours per week) through a full co-op term running January to August 2023 or June to December 2023.
  • The ability to enroll in a formalized co-op Program through your university.
  • Competence and interest in polymers.
  • A hands-on willingness to process test samples using standard lab equipment and procedures.
  • Ability to write reports that summarizes laboratory test results and that communicates the data, conclusions and recommendations in a concise manner.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and inspiration. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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