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Engineering Business and Operations COOP

Engineering Business and Operations COOP
by Admin on 05-01-2023 at 3:24 pm

  • Full Time
  • San Diego, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Samtec

Ultra Communications Inc. – A Samtec Company is seeking an Engineering Co-op in our Vista, CA location. Please only apply if you are a student currently enrolled and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field at a local University in San Diego County.

The schedule would be a minimum of twenty hours per week during school. Hours may vary but are flexible, ideally support is needed from M-F 8AM – 6PM. Pay is $24-27.00 per hour, depending on education and experience level.  Co-ops are eligible to participate in student program tuition assistance and may also opt to participate in Samtec’s 401k plan.

Working with UltraComm’s Business and Operations COOP group, this role is responsible for working to generate revenue and profit for products developed and manufactured in Vista, California. Co-ops have the opportunity to develop skills in statistical data analysis, understanding how having correct business processes affect the financial viability of the company.

Ideal candidates are self-starters who demonstrate exemplary written and verbal communication skills. They excel in a dynamic environment and can problem solve, efficiently, creatively, and with fine attention to detail. Below is a list of preferred qualifications and skills:


  • Student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing, business or related field.
  • Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours while maintaining a full-time course load.
  • You must be available to commit to a minimum of 3 semesters.
  • Co-ops are required to maintain a C grade or above in all courses to maintain status in the program.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

 “The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.”

  • Defining the market for products
  • Establishing the business goals and objectives for team members
  • Understanding the prioritization of strategic projects
  • Gain knowledge of how the strategies for high-level corporate goals are established
  • Learn how to gather and organize data for operations to understand the correlation between the component measurements and the end product yield
  • Get exposure to finance tools, sales strategies, inventory management, and marketing functions
  • Learn how the different functional areas such as test, engineering, design engineering, process development, and quality impact the business
  • Get exposure to project management and supplier management
Work schedule:
  • Full time co-op: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday
  • Part time co-op: Flexible but preferably in the 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday time frame
Equipment & Systems used:
  • Outlook / Excel / Run Card / Inventory Suite
  • Change Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Salesforce / Propel
  • PTS
  • Accounting software
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchase order process
  • SPC
Skills learned:
  • Using above software
  • Communicating with customers & Samtec associates on business, marketing, and operations issues.
  • Financial and management controls
  • Knowledge of multiple disciplines across the company
  • Understanding the application of business goals and objectives
  • Project management
  • Perform basic HR/Accounting support efforts that support the company’s financial profitability.
  • Enhancing collaboration and cooperation between different disciplines to achieve the company’s goals.
Preferred skills:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Undergraduate course work
  • Experience with operations
  • Management Experience

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.

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