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Engineering Co-Op - 2024 Fall Semester

South Bend, Indiana, USA

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As the largest pureplay adhesives company in the world, H.B. Fuller’s (NYSE: FUL) innovative, functional coatings, adhesives and sealants enhance the quality, safety and performance of products people use every day. Founded in 1887, with 2023 revenue of $3.5 billion, our mission to Connect What Matters is brought to life by more than 7,000 global team members who collaborate with customers across more than 30 market segments in over 140 countries to develop highly specified solutions that enable customers to bring world-changing innovations to their end markets.

What you can expect from H.B. Fuller's Co-op Program:

The goal of our co-op program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization, and help you expand your technical and professional skills in a real-world setting. We structure the co-op assignments so that, with each new term, the candidates develop the ability to accept an increasing level of complexity and self-reliance. Projects impactful and meaningful to our organization. You’ll be supported by your Manager and Mentor to gain in-depth knowledge of the adhesive industry and collaborate with various departments and functions. We also offer an established path for next-level opportunities - making this program the starting point for a long-term career path.

Co-op Location: South Bend, IN

*Housing will be provided within a drivable distance from the facility*

Our Co-op Experience includes:

  • 2-3 terms alternatingbetween full time studies and full time work. Your rotation will begin the fall semester of 2024.

  • Interactive orientation and events with skilled professionals in your field, including engineers, managers, and directors.

  • Multiple networking, volunteer and fun events – both virtual and in-person.

  • Impactful projects that make a difference internally and externally for H.B. Fuller.

  • End of semester final presentation to showcase your career development with support from managers and peers.

Primary Duties:

  • Work with experienced Engineers to develop and improve manufacturing processes.

  • Lead process improvement activities related to productivity efficiencies, reducing waste, improving quality and safety improvement.   

  • Creating and modifying manufacturing standard work instructions.

  • Support Engineering trials and assist in new equipment startup.

  • Provide training to operators as required

  • Assist in capital and facility planning activities.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide time studies, value stream mapping, current state vs. future state assessments, structured problem solving and other CI related actions.

  • Identify root cause(s) to alerted deficiencies and implement positive corrective action(s).

  • Work with Manufacturing, Quality, Scheduling and Maintenance functions to create robust solutions to existing inefficiencies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum rising Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior in: Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

Physical Environment:

  • Chemical processing and packaging including solvent based adhesives

Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, and geographic location.

The salary for this role is $21 - $23 per hour.

In addition to your salary, H.B. Fuller offers employees a competitive total rewards package including comprehensive benefits, incentive and recognitions programs, health & wellness benefits, 401K contributions, paid time off and paid holidays. Eligibility may vary.

H.B. Fuller is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and proud to have created a collaborative culture where employees around the world are seen, heard, and respected. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or marital status or status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected classification.

H.B. Fuller does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. To conduct business with H.B. Fuller, a written service agreement must be executed by Human Resources prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. Without a signed service agreement, H.B. Fuller shall not be obligated for payment of any fee or compensation.

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