Mechanical Engineering Co-op - Spring 2022 - ATAS

Submit Resume ID: 496846
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Other

Job Description

GTRI’s Cooperative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school. 

GTRI’s mechanical engineering group within the Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS) seeks co-op students with interests in mechanical design and development and working on large-scale mechanical prototypes. The first work term will begin in January 2022. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the following areas:

• Designing, developing, and documenting designs for use in DOD applications.
• Mechanical design & analysis
• Machining, 3D-Printing, sheet metal bending, and other manufacturing processes.
• Building assemblies and integrating subsystems.
• Part finishing processes (conversion coating, anodizing, painting, etc.)
• Student will use SolidWorks and other design tools to create parts, assemblies, and drawings.
• Develop hands-on engineering skills while helping the team coordinate assembly and testing of large prototype systems.
• Tolerance Analysis
• Logistical Support

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Must be eligible to be approved by your college/university to participate in a co-op program and register for co-op credit with your university during work terms.
  • Must be able to complete at least three full-time co-op terms (alternating three terms of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school) prior to graduation. The first work term begins in January 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using SolidWorks
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Some hands-on/fabrication experience
  • Configuration management tools
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas and concepts

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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