Strattec Security Corp.

  • Engineering Co-op

    Job ID
    Posted Date
    5 months ago(9/26/2018 2:10 PM)
  • Responsibilities


    STRATTEC SECURITY is committed to providing meaningful co-operative educational opportunities to engineering students of the local area.  These opportunities provide selected students in-depth learning experiences which apply academic concepts and ideas.  Students are exposed to the real working world while learning from experienced professionals active in their fields and earning academic credit for their experiences.


    This program is a 4 "term" program which alternates a semester of work with an academic semester.  All 4 terms are required.  Each term is defined as follows:


    TERM 1

    Test Lab


    Students may be involved in the following tasks:

    • Learn how parts are made at STRATTEC.
    • Become familiar with plant personnel and plant structure
    • Work with customer and product and process specifications.
    • Learn and perform validation testing of new product designs and manufacturing processes.
    • Become familiar with various inspection and test equipment
    • Assist with problem solving the product and processes and recommend solutions.
    • Assist in design of test fixturing used in the test lab.
    • Perform test equipment measurement system analysis studies (Gage R&R).
    • Participate as a cross functional team member with quality, product design, manufacturing, tool design, etc.
    • Create, document, and implement work instructions for processes and equipment.


    TERM 2

    Process Engineering


    Students may be involved in the following tasks:

    • Learn to create detail and assembly drawings of tools, fixtures, machines and plant layouts both AutoCAD and manual drawing methods
    • Conduct Design of Experiments; design trials, collect data, summarize data, recommend and implement solutions.
    • Learn to use a variety of software programs.
    • Learn to function as a team with members of quality, product design, manufacturing, tool design, and sales.
    • Perform engineering calculations using knowledge learned in college courses.
    • Learn how to organize, design, summarize and recommend Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
    • Facilitate and implement new and modified assembly equipment by creating set-up and operator instructions, control plans and layouts.
    • Gain general knowledge of in house manufacturing processes, die cast, stamping, and machine shop operations
    • Develop understanding of SPC fundamentals and their application
    • Improve communication skills both verbal and written
    • If aptitude is shown , lead one “Cap Stone” project to be presented on at end of term


    TERM 3

    Product Design Engineering


    Students may be involved in the following tasks:

    • Learn how to organize, design, summarize, and recommend Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
    • Develop test plans to validate designs
    • Deal directly with customers and vendors, may involve travel
    • Perform tolerance stack-up analysis of new and existing components
    • Investigate potential new materials for components
    • Design and development of new products
    • Perform theoretical calculations (strength) to ensure that designs meet customer requirements
    • Coordinate test plans with the test lab and prototype development between engineering, CNC room, and the model shop
    • Perform benchmarking studies
    • Write Engineering Change Order (ECO’s), Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s) and other support documentation
    • Investigate design improvements to help part quality, cost or processing


    TERM 4

    Student Option


    Students will be allowed to determine which area he/she would like to work in for their fourth and final work term. The students may choose from the Quality Department, Manufacturing Engineering Department, or Product Design Engineering Department.


    • Qualified, actively enrolled, and in good standing in an engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical or industrial) bachelor degree program.
    • Students must be enrolled in a credit course covering the co-op experience for the term(s) they work.
    • Engineering students will be expected to commit to work no less than four terms.
    • Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow all STRATTEC SECURITY salaried associates work rules.
    • Students will work 40 hours per week, per semester, alternating with a semester of coursework.
    • Each student will present a summary of their experiences to the organization at the end of each term.


    STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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