KLH Engineers
Position:  Mechanical Co-op
Location:  Ft. Thomas, KY
Job Id:  154
# of Openings:  1

Title: Mechanical Co-op
Studio: Assigned Studio
Reports To: Studio Leader / Studio assigned upper level designer or engineer

I. Summary
Mechanical engineering co-op students are considered to be an integral part of the engineering staff and are provided with design tasks that are both technically challenging and educationally stimulating. Under guidance of the design and engineering staff, the students will be assigned to teams associated with ongoing production and design projects. This position is short term and hourly (typically 40 hours per week). It is encouraged that the student returns for multiple co-op terms.

II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Core Function
  • Support of engineering and design needs for ongoing projects in design or in the field. General
  • Working knowledge of miscellaneous office equipment technology such as phones, copiers, plotters, scanners and computers.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability.
  • On time and dependable.
  • Keep accurate records of billable time and submits timesheets on time.
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and on time.
  • Effectively understand and can reiterate technical information.
  • Understand and follows company structure.
  • Understands and follows department standards and procedures.
  • Understand floor plans, sections, details and basic architectural concepts.
  • Performs basic HVAC load calculations.
Activities
  • Preparation and modification of engineering drawings using computer-aided systems such as AutoCad or Revit. Modification includes views, layering, routines, and custom menus.
  • Develop preliminary sketches or schematics, layouts, details, and/or drawings.
  • Participate in company technical training to gain understanding of process and knowledge of field.
  • Collaboration on projects to develop a plan for actions required to meet deadlines.
  • Creating, organizing and plotting construction sets for issuance to the field.
  • Local delivery of drawings.
Expectations of all engineering and design co-ops
  • Demonstrate acceptance of responsibility; show pride in work performed; demonstrate flexibility in acceptance of assignments and schedules; maintain professional behavior and appearance; exhibit dependability.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities
There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

IV. Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Culture
  • Is aligned with our culture and core Mission/Vision/Values.
Communication
  • Possesses ability to clearly, confidently and effectively communicate with staff.
Motivation
  • Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Judgment
  • Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Technical Skills
  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Teamwork
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
Innovation
  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Adaptability
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

V. Qualifications
Education
  • Student candidate must be attending technical college for an associate’s degree or attending a 4 year college for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Currently studying (or has studied) physics, thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
Experience
  • Any previous consulting engineering or construction field experience is desired.
Communication Skills
  • Verbal – Speaks clearly, listens attentively. Written – Writes clearly and legibly.
Computer Skills
  • Basic computing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or Revit is desired.

VI. Performance Metrics
  • Accuracy of completing tasks.
  • Timeliness of completing tasks.
  • Willingness to help and go the extra mile.
  • Attitude.
  • Punctuality.
  • Consistency in performing and completing tasks.
  • Ability to gain engineering knowledge and consistently apply it.
  • Thoroughness and accuracy in completing calculations.
  • Attention to drafting detail.
  • Understanding and application of company and department standards. 

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