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Mechanical Engineering Co-op 2023


Work Terms: Spring 2023, Spring/Summer 2023, Summer/Fall 2023, Fall 2023 
Work Locations: Multiple US Locations 
For 150 years, Kimberly-Clark has challenged conventional wisdom to reimagine how we can better serve our consumers and impact the world around us. We’ve invented new product categories and built an +$19 billion global business behind top brands such as Kleenex®, Scott®, Huggies® and U by Kotex®. In 2022, Kimberly-Clark is rated by Ethisphere as one of the most ethical companies and by Barrons as one of the 100 most sustainable companies. 
Job Overview: 
Mechanical Engineering Co-Ops typically will experience problem analysis, design, installation, and start-up phases for our projects. Our co-ops have an opportunity to apply their technical training in an industrial environment or working as an integral part of a project team during planning, installation, documentation, and start-up of an ongoing project. Our students develop a broad understanding of mechanical engineering practices necessary to support high speed automated manufacturing processes. Opportunities exist in research offices, manufacturing facilities, and within different business groups. 
Job Accountabilities 
Produce detail for design and development assignments. Develop knowledge and skills of/for engineering detail. Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintain security and documentation. Assist in development of solutions and alternatives to assigned problems/opportunities. Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected. Strong oral and written communication skills are imperative. Understanding of basic statistics and computer usage experience is desirable. 
Technical Knowledge and Skills 
While it is important that engineering co-ops eventually gain experience in all areas listed for their function below, the knowledge and skills areas in bold lettering are considered to be key. 
  • General machine design 
  • Problem solving methodology 
  • Assimilate and understand technical information 
  • Routine drafting and design 
  • Engineering work systems: computers, CAD 
  • Design communications  
  • Field experience 
  • Integration of components 
  • Materials and fabrication 
  • Maintenance appreciation 
  • Systems – machine, electrical, process 
  • Corporation policies and procedures 
  • Quality 
  • Role of other K-C functions/interactions 
  • K-C design standards 
Qualifications:   GPA: 3.0 cumulative or higher and completion of 1-1/2 years of college courses. Applicants must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. on a regular, full-time basis. Kimberly-Clark does not offer employment to holders of F-1, J-1, or H-1 visas for the purpose of obtaining practical experience. Students should bring an unofficial copy of their transcripts to the interview.  
Work Term Definitions: 
Spring: January- May 
Spring/Summer: January - May 
Summer-Fall: May to mid –December 
Fall: September – December