Engineering Co-Op

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-341869
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Co-op
    • Job Type: Co-op
    • Date Updated: 05/11/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
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Job Description

This position supports a department of engineers in test preparation and execution, data analysis, and presentation. Assessment of aerospace composites, ceramics, and alloys for hypersonic flight is the primary application. Students will also work hands-on in hardware design and test development. Travel to off-site test facilities is likely.


The student will work in close cooperation with a variety of engineers, as well as laboratory and machine shop personnel, in order to accomplish tasks vital to the success of projects.  Responsibilities include:

- Design of test hardware using solid modeling software

- Test preparation including drawings, test requests, and documentation

- Data collection, analysis, and reporting

- Laboratory test method development


Candidates who display strong work ethic, scholarship, quality workmanship, problem solving, and time management are highly valued.  This workplace is a secured facility and U.S. citizenship, a background check, and drug test are required. 

Experience and Skills


  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Completed freshman year in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics or other related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and creative problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated to continually expand knowledge and skills related to this position.
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