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Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op

Location: Wausau, WI
Department: Engineering

CO-OP STATUS: 8 month preferred (January-August OR May-December)

STARTING WAGE: 12.50 per hour (housing is included at no cost)


Students work directly with manufacturing engineers in an effort to improve productivity and reduce waste. Students will work on projects such as: the design of small jigs, fixtures, and small machines; updating the shop floor layouts; assisting engineers with large capital project implementations; and assisting our continuous improvement event teams.


Students are supervised by a manufacturing engineer. The use of 2D and 3D modeling software is available to aid in design work. The majority of projects are made at our machine shop where the student is highly encouraged to participate in a "hands-on" environment with both the machinists and the plant maintenance team.


  • Will work with maintenance personnel.
  • Deal with all levels of production workers, Forepeople, and Supervisors.
  • Work directly with other engineers and office personnel.
  • Meet and work with outside vendors.
  • Will learn organizational skills and how to successfully balance multiple projects. 


  • Sitting more than 2/3 of the day.
  • Standing more than 2/3 of the day
  • Frequent movement of the head, shoulder, wrist, and fingers.
  • Talking or hearing more than 2/3 of the day.
How to Apply:

Please apply using our online form:
Kolbe & Kolbe Application for Employment

Posted On: Aug 31, 2015

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