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Our Co-op Program

Want to gain real world experience to be better prepared to enter the manufacturing and automotive industry? Become a Co-op!

Who are Co-ops?

Students that have drive, initiative, and a "can-do" attitude.

Co-ops are engineering students who take at least one semester off from school in order to work at BorgWarner Morse Systems and apply classroom theory with experience in the work place. Academic majors of interest are Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Metallurgical Engineering.

We look forward to meeting students that have drive, initiative, and a "can do" attitude. We are seeking students that have excellent verbal and written skills, a basic understanding of engineering principles and a willingness and desire to learn. A methodical thought process to problem solving will be beneficial in this position, as is the ability to work independently or in a team setting. Co-ops must possess good analytical and deductive reasoning skills and computer literacy is necessary.

You are receiving real, hands on knowledge that can be considered full-time experience on any resume. For that reason, we desire hard working, serious students.

Co-ops at BorgWarner Morse Systems are more than just co-workers; they form incredible friendships. From picnics and lunches to kickball tournaments to hiking in Ithaca’s gorges, our co-ops bond while networking. With flexible hours and overtime opportunities, co-ops experience a variety of tasks, regardless of department. While working side by side with other co-ops and engineers, our co-ops plan and run tests, improve upon current methods, and learn essential engineering skills. 


A co-op must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Some common majors include:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Environmental/Occupational Health
  • Human Resources

The student must have maintained a 2.8 cumulative GPA. A minimum of one year class study or sophomore status must be reached by co-op start date. AAS or Bachelor’s degree candidates may also apply.

About our Co-op Positions:

Product Engineering:

Co-ops play a key role in the development & validation of future Chain Products (Hyvo, Silent, CVT), Variable Cam Timing, & Timing System Components, used in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, 4WD Transfer Cases, Front-Wheel Drive Transmissions, & Engine Timing Systems. Develop project management & decision making skills by managing a long-term project to reinforce engineering principles, technical skills, & data-analysis techniques.

Manufacturing Engineering:

Improve machining & assembly processes as well as lean manufacturing concepts. Enhance production methods for manufacturing and track overall equipment efficiency. Advanced Manufacturing Engineering: Perform directly with tooling analysis processes with FEA & CAD as well as process development in nitriding, heat treatment, & tooling.

Quality Engineering:

Acquire data analysis software skills and learn lab measurement tools. Gain understanding of machining, assembly, and test processes to identify sources of variation.

Safety, Health, & Environmental:

Acquire skills directly related to safety, health and environmental systems (ISO 14001, etc.) while assisting in improving those aspects. Assist in conducting, recording, & reporting industrial hygiene sampling.

Advanced Product Development Engineering:

Improve the development of new products & the benchmarking of competitor products. Perform flow bench testing as well as developing alternate valve train technologies.

Test Engineering:

Improve the processes of data acquisition, reduction, & analysis while developing test instrumentation and data acquisition systems.

Continuous Improvement:

Develop a lean manufacturing culture through Morse Manufacturing Systems including 5S, just-in-time manufacturing, & in-process control.

Systems Engineering:

Develop simulation and test methods to determine impacts on engine performance, fuel consumption, and timing drive/valvetrain interaction. Materials: Collaborate with Customer Service, Production Planning & Shipping in the development of processes through development, training, documentation & implementation & refinement of SAP ERP/MRP software. 

Interested in applying?

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