We are currently looking for a Spring Engineering Co-Op who will work for about 4-5 months with the Mechanical Engineering team at American Hydro, located in York, PA. Student must be currently enrolled in a degreed undergraduate program at a Regionally Accredited college or university with at least 2 years of schooling complete. This isn't your typical co-op, and we aren't your typical team. Learn about an exciting industry that has a rich history in the York area and be a part of a team who is looking to bring new ideas to improve an "old-school" energy source.


  • Assists the Hydraulic and Mechanical engineering departments
  • Introduced to engineering standards & practices and learn about the hydro turbine components designed and manufactured at American Hydro
  • Trained in our current CAD software and will create drawings as directed
  • Additional advanced software training may be provided to experienced trainees to include structural finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and adapt
  • Accuracy in drawings and calculations
  • Speed of correct completion of tasks assigned

Main Responsibilities:

  • Practice Mechanical Engineering skills as needed to assist in project design development. Must recognize limitation gaps in education/experience and consult freely with appropriate supervisor to efficiently complete assigned tasks while learning the job function
  • Perform data reduction and prepare tabular/graphical presentations
  • Become proficient in use of company design/analysis software and interpretation of the results
  • Exercise communication skills in report writing and proposal development
  • Assist in assembly of company’s technical documents (example: Operations & Maintenance manuals, proposals, model test reports, engineering reports, etc.)
  • Assist field engineers/shop personnel to collect machine data, complete check sheets, perform hardware inspections, index testing, etc