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Chain Engineering Co-op

Ithaca - New York - USA

Sep 13, 2023

Part time


BorgWarner is recognized as one of the most respected global, drivetrain, and powertrain suppliers in the world, delivering high-quality components to the automotive industry.  How would you like to drive down the road and point out to friends how you played a key role in improving the performance, reliability, and emissions in vehicles that you pass by?  How would you like to be an integral part of the future of the automotive industry?

As a co-op working with the Chain Products - Engineering group, you will play a key role in the development and validation of future HY-VO® and Silent Chain products used by virtually every vehicle manufacturer in the world for: Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, 4WD Transfer Cases, Front-Wheel Drive Transmissions, and Engine Timing Systems. You will learn what it is like to work in a team-driven, exciting, fast-paced, and large-scale manufacturing environment.  You will have the opportunity to build experience in project management and decision making by managing your own long-term project that will reinforce engineering principles, technical skills, and introduce data-analysis techniques. In addition, you will gain experience with a variety of test equipment including high-speed fatigue and wear testers, high-torque tooth jump testers, and state-of-the-art inspection equipment.

Here are just some of the skills that you will use and develop:

  • Fatigue theory and failure analysis
  • Material properties and processing
  • Test planning and methodology
  • Data analysis: Statistics (Minitab)
  • Programming: Matlab, Excel VBA
  • Component design: SolidWorks, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Inter-office communication : Microsoft Office Suite


Co-op compensation is determined by class level (i.e. Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors etc.)

Pay range: $16.82- $24.26.

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