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SIT Lab Co-Op Engineer

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Location: Rochester, MN, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000027002


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The power of data is undeniable. A world that’s more predictive, more productive and more personal enables smarter decisions, breakthrough discoveries and deeper connections. As a leading provider of data storage devices and solutions, Western Digital delivers the possibilities of data. Join the team, and define what’s possible.

This is a Student Co-op position on a System Integration Test (SIT) Lab team that validates the mechanical robustness of solid state and hard disk drives, including the capability to meet internal engineering requirements as well as customer specific requirements in the areas of operational and non-operational shock, vibration, and acoustics.  

The person will be responsible for configuring and performing tests, and will monitor and analyze drive logs, system logs, and wave forms, etc., to determine test status. Any issues will be documented as they occur, and test results and status will be communicated to the team. The student co-op is also expected to document the details of the test processes and procedures employed.  


Qualified candidates will be in their junior or senior year pursuing a BS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.  Skills and prior experience should also include:

  • Application-level programming and scripting (Perl / Tcl / etc.)
  • Python and Java  
  • Windows and UNIX / Linux server storage environments
  • Strong verbal and written communication