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Mechanical Engineer Co-op

  •  Posted 15 Days Ago
  •   Part time
  •  Middleton, WI
  •  R0014578
  •  Security Clearance Required

The Mechanical Engineer Co-op is a part time position held by local university and college students working towards an engineering degree. The objective of a Mechanical Engineer Co-op position is to provide real, hands-on work assignments related to your major, giving you skills vitally important in today’s business environment while assisting teams in meeting their deadlines. Depending on satisfactory completion of certain criteria during your Co-op, you may be considered for a full-time position upon graduation. As a Mechanical Engineer Co-op, you'll be part of a project team, attend planning meetings, complete assignments as tasked by your team, absorb and learn from your team and apply that learning to projects assigned. You'll have the opportunity to learn fundamental business processes and procedures, build your technical foundation through practice and mentorship, and assist your team in meeting deadlines and producing for our customers.

A subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure, offering “space-as-a-service” in support of the new space economy. Leveraging breakthrough technologies including the Dream Chaser® spaceplane, also known as America’s Spaceplane®, and expandable LIFE™ habitat, Sierra Space offers turnkey solutions that are modular, reusable and scalable. Sierra Space brings life to space, and space to life. Learn more about Sierra Space


  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in college or technical school

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Strong organization skills and work ethic; detail oriented

  • Work a minimum of 10 hours a week on assigned tasks

  • If coming from an internship or co-op, must have received strong positive feedback during their internship period



To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station.  Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.