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McWane Ductile Ohio - Mechanical Engineering Fabricated Products Co-Op Fall 2024


McWane Ductile Ohio employs over 400 people in Coshocton, Ohio and has been in operation for more than 100 years.  We manufacture Ductile Iron Pipe for the water and wastewater industries, as well as Utility Poles for the electrical distribution industry.  Access videos about our company and processes at

McWane Ductile Ohio is a division of McWane, Inc. which is a family-owned business in Birmingham, Alabama.  They have facilities throughout the United States and in Canada, Australia, Chile, and China.  The McWane Companies offer product lines which include iron pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, fire safety equipment, and other plumbing and water works equipment as well as technological capabilities.



Pursuing BS in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Minimum of 1 Year of classes


Job Description:

A successful candidate will…

  • Exhibit general mechanical aptitude and learn to analyze and understand machinery at a fundamental level.
  • Develop a working knowledge of fabricated products by working on engineering projects from mechanical design to process improvement. Project difficulty will be tailored to the individual.
  • Collect information on new and existing processes, explore what works, what doesn’t, and why. Create reports and use lessons learned to make improvements.
  • Apply fundamental engineering principles and equations to real world problems in a manufacturing environment. Use AutoCAD and Inventor to layout and detail designs.
  • Discuss problems and designs with employees across all levels of the organization. This will include operators, engineers, maintenance personnel, and managers.
  • Adapt to problems. Some problems that you will face may be ambiguous and multivariant. When problems arise, you will be able to use your resourcefulness and adaptability.


  • Free housing provided
  • Competitive wage will be offered
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Opportunity for technical, operational, and personal development, and long-term employment
  • Mentor will be assigned during Co-Op program
  • Community information can be accessed at:


Co-Op Program:

Since 2014, the McWane Ductile Ohio Co-Op program has filled over 40 positions in the last 5 Years, and 8 Co-Ops have accepted full-time positions. In addition, there are also possible fulltime opportunities with other McWane Divisions throughout the US, and globally as well. 

Students in our Co-Op program will gain valuable hands-on experience in all facets of manufacturing and operations in a Foundry Environment. The program fosters personal development and you will learn about leadership competencies through training, networking, and coaching.  A blend of On-The-Floor and In-Office work assignments will help the applicant develop a wide range of experiences in: 

  • Project Management - where you lead and see projects through to completion
  • Problem Solving – define problems, determine cause, and develop and implement solutions
  • Real world challenges that all businesses face and are important to understand
  • Interacting across all levels of the organization


Note: There are opportunities to do double-semester Co-Op