Dexter Axle

Engineering Co-Op

US-IN-Albion | US-IN-Elkhart
2 weeks ago
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for three Engineering Co-Op at our multi-plant manufacturing facility located in Albion, Indiana and Elkhart, Indiana.


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service.


Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Position Summary

The Engineering Co-Op will work under the direction of the Engineering Manager and will be trained on various facets of engineering including manufacturing, industrial, design, quality, continuous improvement, and material planning, in order to gain exposure to plant-wide operations.



  • Performing production duties to gain understanding of the processes
  • Processing engineering documentation
  • Working directly on the floor with engineers


  • Performing time studies
  • Developing and modify production routings
  • Establishing production rates

Continuous Improvement

  • Participating in various Kaizen events pertaining to removing waste from production processes
  • Using lean principles and develop standard work to increase quality, on time delivery, and productivity of the layout manufacturing cells or areas
  • Engineering signage for 5S


  • Researching root cause analysis
  • Editing mistake proof analysis (Poke-a-Yoke)


  • Performing cycle counts to balance inventory
  • Participating in implementation of the integrated bar coding system 

 Performing other tasks or duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requires a high school diploma or GED. Candidates need to be enrolled in an accredited school or institution pursuing a degree in Engineering or related field of study. GPA of 2.5 or above preferred. Candidates must be able to read work instructions and other work documents provided in English; must be able to write production and quality information in English; must understand verbal instructions provided in English; and must speak basic English.


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