co-op Overview
Ashley Furniture, the world’s largest manufacturer of
furniture, is seeking motivated individuals to join the
Ashley team as a Mechanical Engineer Co-op student.
Ashley offers state-of-the-art manufacturing processes,
machines, and products that allow us to meet the evolving
needs of our customers with passion, precision, and
In this Co-op, you will be responsible for new machine
implementation including: machine set-up, testing,
troubleshooting and developing standard operating
procedures. Other responsibilities include working with
Ashley’s current machines and determining cost-reduction
opportunities through observation, testing, and troubleshooting. Additionally, you will gain experience working
on compressed air, dust and vacuum systems.
©2014 Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Full-Time Career Opportunities
Upon Co-op Completion
• Facility Engineer
• Mechanical Engineer
Program Requirements
• Preventive Maintenance Technician
• Full-time student enrolled in Mechanical Engineering
• GPA of 3.0 or above, preferred
• Excellent verbal & written communication skills
• Detail-oriented
• Knowledge of manufacturing environment is a plus
• Schedule to be determined at time of offer
We want to be the best furniture company.
Required Coursework
Electromechanical Engineering
Engineering Orientation
Materials Science
Mechanics of Materials
Recommended Coursework
“Ashley Furniture has a unique Manufacturing Co-Op Program with a major
emphasis on hands-on learning. This program is unique to the individual, and
my experience included elements of fabrication, quality control, research studies,
manufacturing processes, and tooling. I have gained valuable engineering expertise
in a manufacturing environment. My favorite part of this co-op is the diversity of
responsibilities that each individual has.” – Kevin Bergman, Marquette University
Positive Community Impact
Enhancing the communities where we have a presence.
Ashley has always had a proud sense of its history and the wisdom
to know what made it great. Our company continues to strive toward
enhancing its communities by working to improve their infrastructure
and community services. Ashley’s presence in a community and its
economic impact in an area aid local government efforts to garner
grants, tax-advantaged financing, and other incentives. Ashley
contributes several million dollars annually to local and national
charities, seeking to improve the lives of people around the world.
Design of Machine Elements
Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
Engineering Statistics
Fluid Mechanics
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
• Competitive wages
• Full-time career opportunities upon completion
• State-of-the-art, hands-on learning
Health & Wellness
At Ashley we are dedicated to improving our
employees’ health and focusing on preventive
care. Throughout the year we offer a variety
of wellness programs and events. Employees
can participate in anything from weight loss or
walking challenges, to 5k training programs!
Some of our facilities also offer an Ashley
Wellness Center. The Wellness Center was
created to offer patients high-quality and
affordable medical care, including wellness
services, in a convenient and accessible setting.
For more information about Ashley’s Mechanical Engineering Co-op Program
please contact:
Recruiting Department or
(608) 323-6433
©2014 Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Improve Quality • Reduce Cost • Do More Business • Be Profitable • Stay in Business