Engineering Co-Op Rotational Program Fall 2023

August 30, 2023
Solon, OH
Job Type


We're looking for people who put their innovation to work to advance our success - and their own. Join an organization that ensures a more secure world through connecting and protecting our customers with inventive electrical solutions.


The EFS Engineering Co-op Program is a structured experiential learning program that gives students the opportunity to couple their academic knowledge with practical situations in the work place, and simultaneously allows nVent to evaluate students as potential direct-hire talent. The Program is rotational between various departments, including Product Engineering, Product Development, and Manufacturing. It is designed to engage students in the entire engineering process from development, through testing and applications, and to production. Students are assigned rotations and projects based on their academic levels and engineering capabilities, and are given opportunities to champion these projects to completion and make significant contributions to existing processes. Our candidates are hands-on problem-solvers who are analytical, creative, and highly professional. We seek confident leaders who take the initiative to drive results.

Program Eligibility

Ideally will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, with a mechanical or electrical engineering focus preferred.

Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college or university and must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout rotations.

This is a full-time program offering 40 hours of work per week.

We value the opportunity to develop students' knowledge of our business, and offer the following benefits to our co-ops:

  • Paid co-op positions in a world-class design, testing, and manufacturing environment
  • Hands-on experiences in engineering and manufacturing, with integration into existing engineering teams and assignments under experienced, like-degreed mentors
  • Opportunities to work alongside company and industry leaders possessing top educational and career credentials, as well as diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Rotation between several engineering departments and nVent EFS manufacturing facilities to experience the entire engineering process from development to production
  • Interaction and collaboration with global teams
  • Development and improvement of critical interpersonal skills, including global communication exposure, etiquette, and presentation skills
  • Opportunity to practice classroom theories, and use experiences gained in the work environment to inform class choices and career goals
  • Dedicated management team for the program, with company representatives who balance co-op placements and business needs with student development, while providing support to students through their first professional career experiences


** Depending on the degree and/or desired career path, students will be placed into some combination of the below rotations.**

1) Applications Engineering / Labs and Compliance: Co-ops work within a team of engineers who design and implement new products within existing product lines. Responsibilities may include:

  • Performing engineering calculations to analyze product designs for functionality and specification accuracy
  • Assisting with resolution of technical issues related to product design, system design, and compliance with industry standards
  • Participating in site visits and working with end-user customers
  • Active participation and presentation in design review meetings
  • Developing test plans to verify product design intent and ensure compliance with codes and standards
  • Procuring and assembling materials, and conducting validation testing

2) New Product Development: Students gain exposure to new product design by participating in the conceptualization and development of innovative new products or modifications to existing products. Students will learn the art of balancing engineering design, functional requirements, customer needs, and aesthetic appeal. Responsibilities may include:

  • Fabricating and evaluating product concepts
  • Assisting in creation of detailed drawings, 3D models, schematics, specifications, installation instructions, assembly prints, and test reports
  • Utilizing analytical tools including Finite Element Analysis (ABAQUS) and Matlab
  • Participating in site and supplier visits
  • Active participation and presentation in design review meetings

3) Manufacturing Engineering: Co-ops work in one of our two Solon manufacturing facilities gaining direct exposure to the day-to-day operations of the plant. Responsibilities may include:

  • Routing and BOM changes for products which are being manufactured on site
  • Assisting with capital equipment purchases, maintenance improvements, and tooling improvements.
  • Process improvements projects including tooling design, working with outside vendors, assisting personnel on the manufacturing floor, and conducting time studies geared towards improving cost, efficiency, and safety.
  • Exposure to the Quality department, including correcting and updating technical information on product drawings, designing gauges to be used for inspection and testing of product, and updating or creating documentation used for collection of inspection data.
  • nVent operates its production facilities under Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles. As part of their manufacturing experience, co-ops will be immersed in Lean Manufacturing processes, improvements, events, evaluations, and projects. These include Kaizen events, Gemba walks, 5S events, TPM implementation, SMED Projects for set-up reduction, and CCF & MMF events.


  • A dynamic global reach with diverse operations around the world that will stretch your abilities, provide plentiful career opportunities, and allow you to make an impact every day
    • At nVent, we connect and protect a more sustainable and electrified world with inventive electrical solutions. We're a nearly $3 billion high-performance electrical company with a dedicated team of 10,000+ people at more than 130 sites around the world. Our solutions deliver value to industrial, commercial, residential, energy and infrastructure customers, providing mission critical solutions that improve performance, lower costs and reduce downtime.
    • We design, manufacture, market, install and service high-performance products and solutions that connect and protect mission critical equipment, buildings and essential processes. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER.
  • Commitment to strengthen communities where our employees live and work
    • We encourage and support the philanthropic activities of our employees worldwide
    • Through our nVent in Action matching program, we provide funds to nonprofit and educational organizations where our employees volunteer or donate money
  • Core values that shape our culture and drive us to deliver the best for our employees and our customers. We're known for being:
    • Innovative & adaptable
    • Dedicated to absolute integrity
    • Focused on the customer first
    • Respectful and team oriented
    • Optimistic and energizing
    • Accountable for performance
  • Benefits to support the lives of our employees

At nVent, we connect and protect our customers with inventive electrical solutions. People are our most valuable asset. Inclusion and diversity means that we celebrate and encourage each other's authenticity because we understand that uniqueness sparks growth.


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