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York, PA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Hydraulic Engineering Co-Op - American Hydro Corporation

We are currently looking for a Engineering Co-Op who will work for about 4-5 months with the Hydraulic Engineering team at American Hydro, located in York, PA.  Student must be currently enrolled in a degreed undergraduate program at a Regionally Accredited college or university with at least 2 years of schooling complete.  This isn't your typical co-op, and we aren't your typical team.  Learn about an exciting industry that has a rich history in the York area and be a part of a team who is looking to bring new ideas to improve an "old-school" energy source.


  • Assists the Hydraulic and Mechanical engineering departments
  • Introduced to engineering standards & practices and learn about the hydro turbine components designed and manufactured at American Hydro
  • Trained in our current CAD software and will create drawings as directed
  • Additional advanced software training may be provided to experienced trainees to include structural finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and adapt
  • Accuracy in drawings and calculations
  • Speed of correct completion of tasks assigned

Main Responsibilities:

  • Practice Mechanical Engineering skills as needed to assist in project design development.  Must recognize limitation gaps in education/experience and consult freely with appropriate supervisor to efficiently complete assigned tasks while learning the job function
  • Perform data reduction and prepare tabular/graphical presentations
  • Become proficient in use of company design/analysis software and interpretation of the results
  • Exercise communication skills in report writing and proposal development
  • Assist in assembly of company’s technical documents (example: Operations & Maintenance manuals, proposals, model test reports, engineering reports, etc.)
  • Assist field engineers/shop personnel to collect machine data, complete check sheets, perform hardware inspections, index testing, etc

Successful candidate must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship, and must be in the immediate York, PA area (or be able to relocate at their own expense).  American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at  We welcome all applicants through our online application system.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at