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Student Co-Op Program

Student Co-Op Program

​"During my co-op experience I used many techniques, skills, and modern tools that are important for an engineering career. I had to use 3D modeling almost every day starting with tutorials and fixing existing parts, and working my way up to making advanced assemblies, complex drawings, and my very own parts. While modeling, I found myself using methods learned from past classes to keep my designs practical from an engineering standpoint."

​-Craig Schmid
​"I was given the chance to work on a variety of projects with both BAT and Sure-Way Teams and observed a variety of aspects of machine design, from the design phase all the way to the assembly of the project. Being able to work on a project from start to finish has been an awesome experience and has helped me gain great pride in my work...My internship at Thiele Technologies has definitely increased my interest in pursuing my career in the machine design area."

​-Bert Duran



Thiele Technologies offers a variety of opportunities to college students interested in the mechanical and electrical engineering fields. As a student in the Thiele co-op program, you can expect to learn about the day-to-day operations at Thiele, be involved in real-world projects and learn about current and future opportunities in the packaging machinery field.

Students in the Thiele co-op program can expect to utilize many techniques, skills and modern tools that are essential for members of the modern workforce. You will be able to work on a variety of teams and projects while learning about all aspects of the machine-building process.

Thiele has opportunities at its locations in Minneapolis, MN (headquarters), Fergus Falls, MN, Reedley, CA and Green Bay, WI. Please browse through our website for more information on our people-centric culture, the industries we serve, the products and services we provide and much more.

We actively recruit at the following schools' job and career fairs (check with your respective college's career services department for a schedule of upcoming events). 

Colleges & Universities

  • California State University-Fresno
  • Michigan Technological University
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

We are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity employers. (EEO M/F/D/V) 



 Co-Op Requirements and Opportunities


Mechanical Engineering

  • Technical training
  • Detail and layout drawing
  • Bill of material and engineering change processes
  • Hands-on assembly experience
  • Component selection
  • Component fabrication
  • Documentation
  • Machine troubleshooting and debugging
  • Customers and suppliers

Program Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited mechanical or electrical engineering degree program
  • A second semester junior or senior status
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Maintain all of the above to continue in the program
  • A commitment to working one semester and summer combined

Electrical Engineering

  • System design
  • Control panel design
  • Control programming
  • Electrical assembly
  • Documentation
  • Troubleshooting and debugging
  • Customers and suppliers

 Co-Op Program Contacts




Michelle Coleman * Email

​Fergus Falls
Greg Rosten * Email

​Green Bay
Maureen Pesch * Email

Yolanda Escamilla * Email