2024 Fall Engineering Co-ops



Maumee, OH, USA
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

Job Purpose

Dana Incorporated is seeking to fill 2024 Fall engineering co-op positions at their World Headquarters in Maumee, OH. This is a great opportunity to develop your technical skills by working alongside Dana's engineers in the completion of departmental oriented tasks/assignments.

Departments available:

  • Materials Lab
  • Test Lab
  • Applications Engineering
  • Mechatronics & Controls Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Noise, Vibration, Harshness Engineering

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Materials Lab
The Materials Lab analyzes the metallurgical/chemical composition of materials used in Dana’s products to understand component failures and effects of production process changes.
• Prepare samples for testing (section, mount, polish) and etching solutions.
• Plan and perform testing and material analysis on test samples
• Evaluate and interpret test results. Prepare test reports

Test Lab
The Test lab performs a variety of tests on current production parts and new product designs in order to understand potential failure modes.
• Assist engineers with testing and development of Dana products and processes.
• Assemble, test, and analyze specified products to meet various customer performance requirements.
• Perform process development/documentation of safe manufacturing work instructions.

Job Duties

Applications Engineering
Application engineers are responsible for interfacing with Dana’s customer. They are the liaison between engineers at the vehicle manufacturer and Dana’s internal engineering departments.
• Analyze vehicle requirements to best determine the correct product for a vehicle application.
• Work with the Product Engineering department to develop new part designs as necessary to fit vehicle needs.
• Interface with the CAD department in order to create assembly prints.
• Assist in managing the building prototype parts that will be used for lab and vehicle testing.
• Oversee lab testing for product assemblies.
• Remain in constant contact with Dana’s customers to ensure superior customer service

Job Duties

Mechatronics/Controls Engineering
Mechatronic and Controls Engineers are responsible for design and testing of a variety of mechatronic driveline component parts. Many of these are new product designs which are a part of electric axle assemblies.
• Perform development testing, evaluate data, and write test reports.
• Collaborate in development of test requirements, procedures, and equipment.
• Build, test, and troubleshoot automotive electronic components.
• Modify, develop, and deploy control solutions with MATLAB, Simulink, and dSPACE.
• Assemble wire harnesses, circuit boards, control boxes, test fixtures, and other custom modules.

Advanced Engineering
The Advanced Engineering group is responsible for the development of Dana’s new electrified product; mainly electric axles and component assemblies.
• Program, test, and analyze the control systems of new product designs.
• Design and perform advanced development testing.
• Analyze data collected from testing.
• Assist with vehicle integration of electrified driveline systems.

Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) Engineering
The NVH Engineering team is responsible for ensuring our products meet the noise requirements of our customer specifications.
• Support engineers in the NVH lab with vehicle instrumentation, bench testing setup, and vehicle part swapping.
• Learn the fundamentals of noise and vibration as it pertains to driveline components in the automotive industry.
• Perform NVH testing and analysis to support all customer programs which may include vehicle testing, subjective analysis of noise/vibration quality, objective data analysis of noise/vibration, frequency analysis, order analysis/order tracking, and modal analysis.
• Conduct noise and vibrations measurement and analysis on driveline components and systems.


  • Enrollment & active pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Engineering Specific majors: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Metallurgical, Computer Software, Electrical or Mechatronics program.
  • Proven work experience, strong analytical ability, & excellent mechanical aptitude.
  • Self-directed & motivated individual with great organizational skills.
  • Experience with Manufacturing or Assembly a plus.
  • Willing to do multiple assignments & rotate through other engineering departments.
  • Full-time availability.
  • Good oral & written communication skills.
  • Must be able to interface in a team environment.


  • Paid co-op
  • Opportunity for overtime depending on department
  • Access to on-demand training & onsite technical education training sessions
  • Potential visits to assembly & machining plants to learn about manufacturing processes & procedures
  • Gain valuable work experience & work on diverse teams
  • Opportunity for long term growth

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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