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Safety Co-op (Summer 2024 Semester - May Start) #23017949

What to Expect in our Co-op Program: 
Expand your technical and professional skills in a real-world setting. Copeland 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
  • Access to our newly renovated fitness center, workout classes, and wellness program
  • 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.


  • Review and support the updates to a variety of formal safety programs (i.e., Lockout, Fall Protection, GHS),
  • Perform safety surveys and engage employees in their work
  • Complete and update the Job Safety Analysis(s) (JSA's) for Sidney, Ohio Operations
  • Support the development and implementation of continuous improvement of safety processes
  • Perform a Personal Protective Equipment Study and present the results
  • Assist and lead projects under the supervision of the Site Safety Leader


You are effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You acquire data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. You identify and create the process necessary to get work done. You learn quickly when facing new situations. You set objectives to align with broader organizational goals. 


  • Undergraduate student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Health, Safety Engineering or related field
  • Ability to work 40 hours a week during the scheduled semester
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, organization skills, analytical skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role


  • Undergraduate student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Safety, Occupational Health, or Safety Engineering
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Sophomore or higher class status
  • Previous related co-op/intern experience in HR/Safety (corporate or manufacturing environment) or customer service
  • Reliable transportation- Sidney has multiple locations and recommend own transportation for commuting

Copeland 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, holiday pay, and an online wellness rewards program. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Copeland values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

Flexible Work Schedule
This role has the flexibility of a core hour schedule. You can choose to flex your start and stop times given you are working during the core hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and productivity as we serve the needs of our customers.

Why Work in the Greater Miami Valley Area
Our facility is located in Sidney, Ohio, conveniently located within driving distance to several larger cities, such as Dayton, Troy, and Columbus. The area’s generally low costs of living, excellent school systems and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and arts scenes that make them exciting places to live and work.

About our Location
The newly renovated Sidney campus has 1M square feet of manufacturing floor with an additional 120k square feet of leading-edge lab facilities. This location is the headquarters for the air conditioning and cold chain businesses. Through our 30 years of scroll compressor expertise, our air conditioning-related products help bring comfort and convenience in commercial, industrial and residential spaces. The cold chain business helps ensure that food safely and efficiently travels from farm to fork. Approximately 1600 employees work in Sidney, who all support a multitude of business functions. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Sidney location.