Textron 2018 Spring Co-Op - Aerospace Engineering in Fort Worth, Texas

2018 Spring Co-Op - Aerospace Engineering


Join the Bell Mission

Bell Helicopter is an iconic company with superb talent that uses innovation to drive all essential business functions. Our superior designs have created world-class commercial and military aircraft currently flying in 120 different countries. Great ideas come from every function of the company and there are no barriers to exploring and testing the limits. At Bell Helicopter, exceptional talent collides with exceptional leadership; empowering employees to execute and make a global impact.

A Day in the Life of a Bell Helicopter Co-op:

Bell Helicopter is currently seeking talented Aerospace Engineers for a co-op opportunity at our facilities in Texas, primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a Bell Co-Op, you will obtain invaluable hands-on technical experience that will help you build the path between your academic and professional careers. We will help you grow as problem solvers and critical thinkers. An authentic engineering experience will be formed by participating in actual development and legacy vertical lift programs. The Bell Co-op Program is a fundamental part of the Bell Engineering talent pipeline and carries the potential for students to return as full-time employees upon completing their degree.

Fall Engineering Co-Op Program Dates:January 22, 2018 – May 11, 2018

Working Hours:10-20 hours/week local students, 40 hours/week non-local students.

Roles and Responsibilities

Engineering co-op students will be assigned relevant work assignments to challenge and stimulate them according to their current level of experience and capability. Aerospace Engineering co-op students may find themselves working in the following areas:

  • Air Vehicle Integration (propulsion, fluid & mechanical systems design, airframe and power plant structural design, manufacturing liaison engineering, integrated vehicle health monitoring)

  • Mechanical Design (rotor & hub design, transmission & drive system design, loads, stress & fatigue analysis)

  • Flight Technology (aerodynamics, external loads & acoustics, handling qualities, dynamics, flight control systems, simulation)

  • Flight & Structural Test (flight test engineering, experimental design, structural test engineering)


Education Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student at the time of the Engineering Co-Op Program

  • Must be pursuing a BS or MS degree in Aerospace Engineering

  • Completed at least three (3) semesters of study in Aerospace Engineering

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Schedule Requirements:

  • Local students must be able to work part-time (10-20 hrs/week) while attending school\

  • . Hours are flexible and can be tailored to the student’s school schedule; however all hours must be worked within a standard corporate work week (Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm).

  • Non-local students must be able to take a semester off of school to work full-time (40 hrs/week) for the duration of the Co-Op Program. All hours must be worked within a standard corporate work week (Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm).

  • Must be able to fulfill the full length of the Engineering Co-Op Program (January 22, 2018 – May 11, 2018)


  • Note: Students may be required to attend specific trainings during their first 2 weeks of the Co-Op Program. If selected, please ensure your schedule is flexible and professors are given advanced warning if these trainings conflict with class schedules. We will do our best to work around your class schedule when possible.

Basic Requirements:

  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operating Systems

  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

  • Communication skills for relaying data (verbal and written) between other employees and customers

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Helicopter

Schedule Part-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 258108