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Engineering Co-op - Product Engineering

Requisition ID:  117704
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East..

Job Designation

The Product Engineering department at Meggitt, Akron, Ohio is seeking a highly motivated individual to be involved in project-based problem solving (including data collection, entry and analysis), assist colleagues with New Program Introductions (NPI) in a production capacity and as a liaison between Design Engineering and the production floor.  The ideal person will work with both suppliers and internal customers on issues relating to new and legacy aerospace components.   

As a Product Engineering Co-op, you will be treated as a self-sufficient entry-level co-op engineer working together with other Product Engineers in Akron and possibly with our Danville, Kentucky or Queretaro, Mexico facility Product Engineers and associates.

After completion of a co-op semester/session in the Product Engineering department, the co-op will be rotated to another engineering department (Wheel & Brake, Testing, Customer Support, etc.) for future sessions, if applicable. The ideal candidate is adaptable to different areas of engineering.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Assist other Product Engineers in support of new product introductions though the design, build and qualification stages.

  • APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning), PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) elements including PFMEA (Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis), PFD (process flow diagrams) and Control Plans for new programs as required.

  • Analyze, research and author engineering changes as required.

  • MABS (Meggitt Airframes Braking Systems) production plant support both domestically and international (located in Akron; minimal travel, if any).

  • Review/prepare Product Engineering documentation.

  • Carries out special duties as assigned.

  • Weekly reviews with mentor.

  • Engages in a semester long project with a final presentation to management.

  • Meggitt has a Remote Working Policy that varies per department needs. 

Job Specifications

Education: Currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree (2nd year) or beyond in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering (preferred) or a similar technical field.

Years Experience: No previous experience required.


  • Exceptional analytical, organizational skills, attention to detail, interpersonal, decision-making, problem solving, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Good technical writing skills capable of communicating to various audiences (some non-technical).
  • Thorough knowledge of PC’s, including proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. Advanced MS Excel skills are beneficial.
  • Interest in Manufacturing is desirable.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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