Rawlings Sporting Goods
  • 21-Sep-2018 to 20-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • Operations
  • O'Fallon, MO, USA
  • $16.00 hour
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal


About this Job

Title:  QA/PD Co-op Engineer*

Reports To: QA Director/Sr. Manager, PD

Supervises: None

FLSA Status: hourly

Location:  St. Louis - O'Fallon, MO   

General Overview: This is an Rawlings Sporting Goods Engineering Co-op position that will split time between Quality Assurance and Product Development, located at our O'Fallon, MO Tech Center, reporting to the Quality Assurance Director and Sr. Manager, Product Development for Rawlings Sporting Goods.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Perform quality audits and new product development testing of sporting goods items, including detailed testing and measuring requirements.
  • Occasional reviewing and testing of returned goods, including feed back to the Product Manager and Product Engineer.
  • Learning and understanding test equipment such as height gage, micrometers, calipers, weighing scales, ultrasonic thickness gage, helmet drop testing durability test machines, NOCSAE test equipment, compression/tensile testers, spectrophotometers, etc.
  • Properly organize and maintain testing log sheets and QA documents.
  • Periodic maintenance of the testing equipment.
  • Assist Engineering team at Asian Technical Center (ATC) in developing new testing methods, and assist with any other new projects or additional tasks.
  • Assist Product Engineers on new product development for bats, helmets, protective equipment, bags and/or balls.
  • Create and maintain specification documents for new products. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Education Required:

  • Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, or Materials Science (Junior standing or higher preferred)
  • Knowledge of hands-on product and process testing is an advantage.
  • Ability to complete and handle detailed measuring; ability to maintain the quality of work under stressful situation.
  • Knowledge of common manufacturing techniques.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and process control analysis.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer skills Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, CHARTrunner, Minitab, or any other data acquisition and analysis software.

 This position requires: strong organizational skills, good verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to work in a demanding, dynamic environment where precision, quality and confidentiality is top priority.  

Working Conditions:  Manufacturing and warehouse working environment, lab environment, and/or office environment.  

Safety Hazards: Potential work hazards exist due to work environment. 


Ability to read and interpret documents such as product specifications. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Must have proven exceptional written presentation and verbal communication skills.  


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, and percentages.   Ability to apply concepts of basic math, geometry, algebra, and calculus. 


Ability to apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand and use hands requiring finger dexterity, and handling or working with equipment. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing 10-25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. Employee will be required to hear telephone.  

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other instructions and/or duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the task listed in this job description.  

*Rawlings does not provide housing for Internships and Co-Op Programs.

About Rawlings Sporting Goods

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods in the United States. Since the company's inception in 1887, Rawlings' mission has always centered on enabling participation by developing and producing innovative, high-performance equipment and protective apparel for the professional, amateur and entry-level player.

By continuously developing technologically-enhanced products, Rawlings dominates the industry with innovative new products, enabling serious athletes to reach their full potential and achieve peak performance. With revolutionary industry and product innovations such as football shoulder pads (in 1901), lightweight protective apparel, and the S100 batting helmet line, Rawlings is the authentic and global authority on protecting athletes' bodies from head-to-toe.

Rawlings' advisory players from yesterday's heroes such as Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Sadaharu Oh to today's stars of Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, Yadier Molina and Kris Bryant embody these five core values through their play and dominance in all aspects of the game and their character and integrity off-the-field as well.

With an assortment of baseball, basketball and football game-related product lines, Rawlings is present everywhere team sports are played. Leagues and conferences of all skill levels integrate Rawlings' unparalleled product portfolio into their sports: as the Official Baseball Supplier and Official Helmet of Major League Baseball, the official baseball for the NCAA, the Official Uniform Provider of USA Football and Team USA, the official football for the NAIA, the official basketball for the NAIA, NJCAA and AAU, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation.

Through its products, players and partnerships, Rawlings is unquestionably The Mark of a Pro.


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