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Co-Op - Automation Engineering


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  24711

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


Within Rich’s, as a hybrid group of Automation Engineers and Software Developers, the MES Team has a unique responsibility to support manufacturing systems while also delivering innovations to stay on the forefront of the constantly changing, data driven manufacturing world.  Our Team truly believes in our co-op program as a two-way street. We view the work as important as the journey – we love to help our co-op students feel valued, both contributing to the team while also gaining experience.

Term will be double block Spring 2020 through Summer 2020.

  • Develop and program enterprise level Energy Management, Quality, Lean Manufacturing, and SCADA systems to drive continuous improvements in our manufacturing operations
  • Assist project manager with internal and external project management functions
  • Serve as a technical resource on IS/automation project implementations
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with existing manufacturing systems to ensure proper operation
  • Collaborate on a team with fellow Co-ops to execute an innovative summer project
  • Develop and maintain technical support documentation for implemented MES systems
  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Ability to learn and execute in a project management role, working with stakeholders in different parts of the business.
  • Willingness to learn how to communicate well with business leaders; comfortable in a public speaking/presentation position
  • Strong PC skills, proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (O365, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
  • Demonstrates time management, organizational skills
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required


  • Familiar with PLC programming, SDADA systems, Windows Server environments
  • Allen Bradley, Control Logix, Wonderware, SQL Database, Networking concepts
  • Previous Co-op experience

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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