Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op


Employment Type: Temporary

Location: Aurora, Ohio, United States

Open: 07 November 2018 until 29 January 2019

Our Company

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high-temperature materials and our products and processes are inside the daily life of virtually everyone in the developed world. The last car, train and plane that you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger, more beautiful and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. We are also investing and growing rapidly in complementary vertical markets such as glass manufacturing and acoustic noise control. Pyrotek is headquartered in Spokane Washington with operations in over 40 countries around the world.


This position safely performs specific duties in line with Pyrotek’s Core Values to ensure a high level of productivity, quality, and internal external customer service while adhering to all relevant company policies and procedures. 



  • Candidate must be a college junior or senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business or related field of study with an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher


  • Education/Experience

    Junior or Senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering or related field of study.

    Overall GPA of 2.8 or higher.


    Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization. Genuine with high ethical standards and values and personal integrity and honesty. Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations.

    Communication Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions. Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely and editing work for spelling and grammar. Ability to vary writing style to meet business needs.

    Computer/Applications Skills. Proficient computer skills using a variety of software applications systems. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.

    Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information. Ability to work independently, without significant direction and to use resources effectively to “figure it out”. Strong critical thinking, analytical skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy. Exceptional prioritization, time management and organizational skills. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Familiarity with AutoCad, Lean training, Kaizen methodology, 5S, or TAKT time is a plus. Ability to be hands on to drive continuous improvement.

    Professional Investment. Demonstrated commitment to own personal professional development and learning.


Perform time studies as specified, such as inspections, calibrations, machine shop and assembly. Suggest opportunities for continuous improvement.

Confirm engineering masters against time studies for verification.

Utilize computer software to complete reports and spreadsheets.

Analyze data and make recommendations. Create work procedures and ISO documentation as requested.

Work with various departments and staff to gather information for work instruction or training documentation.

Research alternate equipment upgrades for production and assist with plant layouts.


The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

Must be able to sit for long periods-of-time, bend and reach, use stairs, lift up to 25 pounds occasionally and communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, office equipment and telephone.


Works in a manufacturing environment where employee is frequently exposed to loud noise, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles.

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