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York, PA, US

Function:  Quality & Operational Development
Job Category:  Engineering

Quality Engineering Co-Op - American Hydro Corporation

We are currently looking for a Quality Engineering Co-Op who will work for about 4-5 months with the 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.

The Quality Engineering Co-op is a learning position and assists the Quality Assurance Department supporting Hydraulic and Mechanical engineering as well as Operational requirements.  The co-op will be introduced to our quality management system including Inspection and Testing practices and engineering standards.  Supporting engineering in a Quality Engineering capacity, the Co-op will learn about the hydro turbine components designed and manufactured at American Hydro.  The co-op will be trained in our current Quality Management software and will create Inspection check sheets as directed.  Additionally, the candidate will learn problem solving methodology including process mapping and Lean manufacturing.

Main Learning Opportunities:

  • Practice Mechanical Engineering skills as needed to assist in development of component inspection and test plans.  Must recognize limitation gaps in education/experience and consult freely with appropriate supervisor to efficiently complete assigned tasks while learning the job function.
  • Review manufacturing and inspection schedules to assist in preparation of Quality Documentation.
  • Become proficient in use of company Nonconformity and Corrective Action software and interpretation of progress performance.
  • Exercise communication skills in report writing and proposal development
  • Assist in assembly of company’s technical documents (example: Inspection and Test Procedures based upon Engineering requirements test reports, engineering reports, etc.)
  • Assist Design engineers/shop personnel to collect component data, complete check sheets, perform hardware inspections, etc

Education and/or Experience:

Junior year student preferred with a 3.0 cum GPA.

Computer Skills:

CAD, Word, Excel, Access

American Hydro (A Wartsila Company) is an AAP/EOE Employer.  Find out more at www.ahydro.com.  We welcome all applicants through our online application system.


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.


This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster