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Tooling Engineering Co-Op- UCCS

Tooling Engineering Co-Op- UCCS
by Admin on 03-10-2023 at 7:44 am

Website Samtec

Samtec is seeking an Engineering “Co-op” to work in our tooling and test Engineering department at our Colorado Springs, CO 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.

The schedule would be a minimum of twenty hours per week. Hours may vary but are flexible, ideally support is needed from M-F 8AM – 6PM. Pay is $22.00 per hour.  Co-ops are eligible to participate in our student program for tuition assistance.  They may also opt to participate in Samtec’s 401k plan.

The co-op will work with various managers and areas within our engineering department to gain exposure to the different aspects of engineering. The position will be responsible for completing assigned projects, building trust within team members, maintaining customer focus, as well as initiating and following up on actions taken.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to work with and take direction from senior engineers, be creative, passionate, and resourceful while taking initiative to explore new solutions to the issues they are presented with.

The student will be responsible for designing/modifying tooling to meet specific needs of Optics and ATG products in the assembly process. The student will be exposed to and expected to learn the basics in the many different technologies used at Samtec. These may include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3D / Parametric part and tooling design
  • Detailing tooling prints
  • Creating test plans and performing tooling qualifications
  • Finite element analysis
  • assembly equipment and processes including those employing vision technology
  • Rapid prototyping


  • Student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field at a LOCAL University
  • 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.
  • Samtec is an ITAR facility and all applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. on an unrestricted basis.


  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Eager to gain new expertise and quick to pick up required skills
  • Demonstration of flexibility, innovation, customer service, and ability to create win/win solutions
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