True Manufacturing Powder Coat Operations Co-op in O'Fallon, Missouri

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True Manufacturing is seeking a Powder Coat Operations Co-op to join our team from January to August. The Powder Coat Operations Co-op provides day to day support for the Powder Coat line and develops and implements production related projects to enhance efficiency and expand process offerings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Help to design and create prototype parts and hanging fixtures for powder coat processing.
  • Work with line managers to meet or exceed safety, quality, and production metrics.
  • Look for daily line improvements, including justification for both process and equipment changes.
  • Troubleshoot powder coat line issues while working closely with line leaders and engineers.
  • Document and implement engineering changes.
  • Create work instructions, standard work and sequence of events as needed.
  • Create and update production area layouts using AutoCAD.
  • Ability to read building blueprints and drafting drawings.
  • Create and document templates.
  • Work independently and in a team environment to complete projects.
  • Participate in cross functional teams and engage with outside vendors as necessary.
  • Investigate and implement projects to continuously improve the manufacturing processes.
  • Regular and reliable attendance in the office is required.
  • This position requires work to be performed on-site at our corporate office and does not provide for working from home offices.


  • Full-time student, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or similar field required.

  • A student in their junior or senior year if preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to be assertive and diplomatic when interacting with co-workers and factory team members.

  • Positive attitude, upbeat, team player and supportive of the direction and policies of the company.

  • Ability to think ahead, set daily and weekly goals and create action plans to achieve results.

  • Ability to multitask and follow up on all open issues in a fast-paced environment.

The duration of this co-op is January to August, Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company-paid drug screen and background check required upon hire.

About True:

Since 1945, True has remained steadfast in our mission "To provide a wide range of American-made commercial refrigeration products that exceed industry quality standards at competitive prices." Throughout the years, True has maintained a business strategy focused on innovation and capital investment in updated facilities and state-of-the-art technologies. We are not only interested in a leadership role in the commercial refrigeration industry, but also as a leader and model in efficient, responsible manufacturing worldwide.

Posted: August 28, 2018