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York, PA, US

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Students & Graduates

Mechatronic Co-Op - American Hydro Corporation

Steeped in a tradition of hydropower, American Hydro is the leading supllier and installer of large equipment for the hydro electric industry. American Hydro is currently looking for Mechatronic Co-op to add to the family at our York, PA facility.  We are tight-knit group that takes a great deal of pride in what we produce.  If you are a detail orientated hardworker who is looking for place to learn, we invite you to apply to this opening.

The co-op position will provide on the job experience for the student.

Main Learning Opportunites include:

  • Assist in analyzing Electro/Mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment

  • Learns production equipment and control system requirements

  • Development with Fanuc, Allen Bradley & Siemens controls

  • Development with designing & implementing AC&DC VFD’s, motors & controls

  • Assist in developing, debug & troubleshoot PLC, HMI and control systems

  • Notifies maintenance department manager of recurring equipment malfunctions and corrective action taken, and of quality/safety problems or supplies needed

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring equipment and apparatuses using hand and power tools

  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with the applicable code

Education and/or Experience:

Student must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at a Regionally Accredited college or university.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Word and Excel


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