Materials Engineering Co-Op (Fall 2018)

BRP Sturtevant , WI 53177

Posted 2 months ago

MATERIALS ENGINEERING LAB ASSISTANT (Fall 2018)

LIFE AT BRP

At BRP, we have a visceral connection to our consumers, one created from a shared passion for the Ultimate Ride. Our teams have a unique ability to develop market-shaping products and services that move people physically and emotionally.

Distributed throughout 107 countries, our product line-up includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-doo watercraft, side-by-side all terrain vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude marine propulsion systems, marine propulsion systems and motors for Rotax karts, motorcycles, and small planes, as well as a full line-up of parts, accessories, and clothing.

Our 7 600 employees make up a big family of diverse cultures who all share a common value: innovation. Our people are passionate and qualified; by joining BRP, you will evolve at the heart of an experienced team that will welcome you with open arms.

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WHY JOIN THE TEAM?
1.Be influential with your thoughts and ideas in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.
2.Be challenged and empowered to develop and test materials for the next generation of Evinrude outboard engines.
3.Make an impact by applying your knowledge of metallurgy and materials engineering to solve problems, improve processes, and enable boaters to spend more time on the water.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with failure analysis of outboard engine components; perform metallography, corrosion testing of materials and coatings; conduct research into the properties of materials, including metals, plastics, rubbers, and coatings;

  • Develop and refine skills in operating laboratory equipment, including hardness testers, metallographic mount polisher, optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM), salt spray test, and electrochemical corrosion testing equipment;

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data; compile the data into executive summaries and reports that efficiently communicate the technical issues;

  • Employ disciplined methods of root cause problem solving and corrective action implementation

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Currently enrolled in a Materials Science and Engineering program;

  • Current standing as a Senior or Graduate student;

  • Current GPA of 3.0 or higher;

  • Availability to work 16 - 24 hours per week during the Fall 2018 semester;

  • Reliable transportation to the Racine area;

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Docs & Sheets;

  • Working knowledge of structure, processing, and properties of engineering materials; some experience with metallurgical laboratory equipment preferred;

  • Strong analytical skills; able to compile data into useable form, recognize patterns in data, information or events, draw logical conclusions and make recommendations for action;

  • Must be independent, self motivated, and possess strong organizational skills;

Strong written and verbal communication skills

This role is for Fall 2018


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