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Co-op - Innovation Engineering (Summer 2021-May Start) at Emerson

Co-op - Innovation Engineering (Summer 2021-May Start)

Emerson Dayton/Ohio, OH Full-Time
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What to Expect in our Co-op Program:
Expand your technical and professional skills in a real-world setting. Emerson 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
  • Event opportunities through our social and professional development co-op committees

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


The student will be working closely with innovation technologists and leaders at the center, assisting in the various steps of innovation and idea development in a start-up like atmosphere. The student will assist with innovation work in problem documentation, understanding and ideation, followed by prototyping and testing in the supermarket, kitchen, commercial building, and residential home.


  • Assist in research to understand a problem, which might involve internet searches or real-world interviews, focus groups etc.
  • Help with the process of ideation
  • Support prototype development in the module as needed
  • Support testing, whether it is within the Helix module, or outside in the real world
Additional Information
  • Position will be based at the Helix Innovation Center, 40 W. Stewart Street, Dayton, OH 45479

One of Emerson’s core values is: Support our People.
Employee development is a top priority for Emerson. Employees receive opportunities for professional development, further education, training and individual career development. Emerson encourages both lateral and vertical movement within the company.​​​​​​​


  • Undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related science field.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Ability to work potentially 40 hours per week (Monday - Friday)


  • Undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics, Computer Programming, or a related science field.
  • Experience in Electronics or Computer Programming
  • Strongly prefer a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Sophomore or higher class status.
  • Self-motivated to explore and understand problems and look for solutions.
  • Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, analytical skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Able to work in a team environment.

The following competencies can vary depending on students education and work background: 

  • Experience drawing 3D using CAD software.
  • Analytical skill and ability to develop math models
  • Experience programming in JavaScript, C#, python, or other language.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with machine learning techniques.
  • Experience writing Apps on Apple platform.

Emerson 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, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available, including a shutdown from December 24 through New Year’s Day. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

Why Work in the Greater Miami Valley Area

Our facility is in Dayton, OH, once home to the Wright Brothers, Dayton is known for its innovation and patents. Dayton is the sixth largest city in the Ohio area, not far from Cincinnati. The city has many restaurants, shopping areas, sporting facilities, and a busy downtown district. The outdoors is also a large part of the Dayton district, with a variety of outdoor activities available year-round.  

About our Location

The Helix Innovation center is a 40,000-square-foot facility located on the University of Dayton’s campus in Dayton, Ohio. The Helix Center includes five, full-scale, simulated environments including a working commercial kitchen, a two-story residential home, a grocery store, a data center, and a light commercial building. The Helix Innovation Center is advancing research and education for the global HVACR industry by simulating how our products directly impact the industry, and through our innovation and research to continuously improve the food safety and quality for consumers, from farm to fork. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Helix Innovation Center location.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our [ Link removed ]  and about [ Link removed ] .

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $18.4 billion in sales, more than 20 Innovation, Solutions & Engineering Centers, and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. We are innovators, question-askers and problem-solvers. We don’t settle for good enough or “This is the way it’s always been done.” Instead, we push ourselves and strive for the “never been done before.” 

Our Automation Solutions business enables the greatest use of the world's most valuable resources, ensuring the performance and safety of industries that are the backbone of daily life.

Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

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