Specific projects afford Co-ops hands-on experience in the student’s particular
field of study, while demonstrating "real world" applications of classroom theories.
Guidance received from Shaw professionals, coupled with the wide variety of duties
performed by the Co-op student, helps to prepare the student for today’s highly
competitive job market. Shaw considers our Co-ops to be part of the team and actively
engages them in meaningful work experiences.
Shaw’s Co-Op Program is also known for extra curricular activities throughout the
semester such as Personal Development, excursions, tours, and more! If you are looking
for a great experience, an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills,
Shaw is the place for you! Come to really learn what manufacturing is all about
and where you can take your career~
Typical majors we recruit are Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical
Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Human
Chemical/Polymer/Textile Engineer - Students will have an opportunity to work on
dye lines, extrusion, chemical blending, and quality testing. They will assist chemical
and other process engineers in ensuring the highest quality products. Usually involves
daily duties as well as work with projects involving the facility.
Industrial Engineer - Students will work in the Industrial Engineering Department
of a manufacturing or distribution facility and assist engineers with various projects
as well as handling projects of their own. They are encouraged to make recommendations
of improvements to the facility in which they work. Students will often assist associate
or plant industrial engineers on major projects involving their facilities.
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer - Students will work primarily with a plant or project
engineer on a variety of projects and regular duties, including maintenance engineering.
Projects include mechanical and electrical changes and improvements to facilities
and machinery. Usually involves working with outside vendors who provide services
to the company.
Human Resources – Students will have the opportunity to work with Human Resource
Managers, Human Resource Directors, Benefits, EEO, Training and Development, HRIS,
and more. Students will gain knowledge and experience of Corporate Human Resources.
Requirements and Benefits:
Minimum 2.50 grade point average
Citizenship: US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylum
Starting rate = $14/hour
Fully furnished housing near work locations
Co-op is eligible for a pay increase each semester based on their performance review