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Fall Industrial/Quality Engineering Co-op (Natchitoches, LA)

What to Expect in our Co-op Program: Expand your technical and professional skills in a real-world setting. Copeland co-ops are given meaningful work, support, and mentorship from experienced managers and key business leaders. There is the potential to gain knowledge and experience in a variety of ways by exploring opportunities associated with your major and rotating through multiple departments.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation, flexible dress code policy, and paid holidays
  • Housing stipends for eligible students and a list of nearby housing options for relocation

Our co-ops are a key talent pipeline for full-time employment opportunities after graduation at our many locations.


  • Assist Senior Engineers with various projects
  • Assess product for possible defects with RCA/data collection
  • Collect data and analysis for Lean and Quality issues and opportunities
  • Work with Production for process development and improvements
  • Improve and create process documentation


You try different solutions for problems and learn from the results. You stay aligned with your goals and stay productive. You focus on creating an effective collaborative style. You prepare content for communication that is impactful.


  • Undergraduate Student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • Ability to work 40 hours a week during the scheduled semester
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship for this role will not be provided


  • Undergraduate Student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Sophomore or higher class standing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, analytical and decision-making skills, and PC skills including Microsoft Office
  • Previous Co-op or Intern Experience with Copeland or another company

Flexible Work Schedule

The general working hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Copeland places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance.  We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following:  medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, holiday pay, and an online wellness rewards program. 

Why Work in the Greater Natchitoches, LA Area

Our facility is located in Natchitoches, LA, known as the “City of Lights.” Natchitoches is a charming, historic, southern town that is home to Northwestern State University, the movie “Steel Magnolias,” and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. We are conveniently located within driving distance between two larger cities, Shreveport and Alexandria. The area’s generally low cost of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. Natchitoches offers excellent restaurants, shopping areas, art galleries, and numerous festivals throughout the year, making this an exciting place to live and work. In addition, Natchitoches was recently voted as the Best Small Town in Louisiana by the readers of “Southern Living”.

About Our Location

Alliance Compressors LLC develops, manufactures, and markets one through six-ton scroll compressors. Scroll compressors are used in commercial and residential air conditioning units. The current facility is over 365,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 35,000 square feet of office space. This climate-controlled facility is the third-largest manufacturing business in the area, and offers its 600+ employees many opportunities for advancement.