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Allegion Environmental Health & Safety Co-Op (Purdue University students only) in Carmel, Indiana

Environmental Health & Safety Co-Op (Purdue University students only)

Three-Term Co-Op - Start Summer 2019

We're looking for performance-driven, innovative engineers who understand the importance of collaboration and customer focus. Our co-op program offers candidates working toward their Bachelor's in Environmental and Ecological Engineering exposure to a variety of assignments. This role will focus on support for all aspects of manufacturing based environmental health & safety (EHS) from compliance to new program development.

The core responsibility for the Environmental and Ecological Engineering Co-op student is to participate with the corporate EHS team and perform tasks as assigned to meet compliance support, project objectives and departmental goals.

  • Works under immediate supervision of more experienced staff

  • Relies on instructions, pre-established guidelines, and engineering knowledge to perform functions of the job

  • Participates in program development for uniformity and compliance purposes

  • Assists facilities with implementation of EHS related ISO standards

  • Participates in and conducts EHS audits with peers and management

  • Actively involved in the EHS program implementation process

  • Leads small projects, as assigned, support department goals

  • Receives direct assistance on difficult tasks


  • Working toward BS in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, or equivalent with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Organized

  • Team player

  • Effective oral and written communication

  • Task planning skills with ability to prioritize effectively

  • Troubleshooting skills

  • Candidate must be a self-motivated problem solver, eager to learn, and operate with limited supervision

3-Session Candidates

Work Session 1 – EHS Compliance

The objective of this session is to gain familiarity with Allegion, its products, the role of the EHS department for compliance purposes and sustainability responsibilities. The session will start with a six week assignment working aside the corporate EHS staff. The balance of the session will be spent working within an EHS team. As an environmetal engineer, co-ops may work projects to improve compliance reliability or program development. During this session, co-ops will be introduced to Allegion products, basic EHS regulations, and Allegion’s EHS program requirements / objectives.

Work Session 2 – EHS Regulations in Practice

The objective of this session is to build upon experiences from the first session to develop a more complete understanding of the role of EHS engineer. Co-ops will interface with manufacturing / operations, test facilities, and other staff to work a variety of projects. Co-ops will be actively involved in the EHS program deployment at multiple sites across the Americas. Project work may include WWT system troubleshooting, ISO standards program deployment and facility auditing. During this session, co-ops will gain familiarity with EHS regulations in practice and how to build a sustainable EHS system to ensure compliance.

Work Session 3 – EHS Utilization

The objective of this session is to apply program and regulation knowledge gained in earlier sessions as an EHS engineer, either at the corporate office or a manufacturing site. During this session, co-ops will work under the direction of an EHS Manager and will interface with a full cross functional team. The co-op will gain familiarity in direct manufacturing facility EHS support. Including troubleshooting systems, site inspections, reporting, goal setting and project management.

Work Session Alternatives

Allegion will work with co-op students to customize sessions to meet co-op student’s areas of interest and company needs. The program outlined above is just one example of a three session work plan. Some work plans may contain a cross functional assignment. Other works plans may vary assignments across different geographic locations.

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All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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