Coverage Engineer Co-Op - 2021

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

Department Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we help people be their best in the moments that matter. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. Our work is very meaningful, impactful, and cutting edge and we invite you to explore it. We are the Best!

Motorola Solutions is a world leader in the field of professional mobile communications systems with an impressive heritage of technological innoations and a global base of installed systems. The group's main business is the implementation of mission critical digital mobile communication systems for Government & Public Safety Communications customers.

Our Company has an outstanding track record of success and strives to build long term relationships with our customers. Customer satisfaction is given great emphasis and we strive to build a trusted advisor relationship with every customer.

Job Description

Our Co-op students assist Coverage Engineers in all aspects of their work. We start out with the basics with small project assignments. We gradually give you larger projects with more responsibilities. Our goal for our student program is to develop excellent candidates for full time engineering positions upon graduation.

Here is a description of the responsibilities of a Coverage Engineer Co-Op where we will strive to develop your capabilities.

The Co-Op Coverage Engineer will assist the team in the design of radio communication solutions from the conceptual phases through to implementation that meet customer's requirements. They will consult with the local coverage engineer and engineering field team to understand the customer's requirements and work together to design the best solution to meet the customers needs. This involves designing radio coverage solutions with the appropriate location of antenna sites to minimize site counts, evaluating voice and data traffic capacity, performing frequency planning and licensing studies to help ensure the coverage solution is licensable and minimize harmful interference to current existing nearby systems.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:
  • High School Diploma
  • One to Two years of college level courses towards the obtainment of a B.S. degree in Wireless, Electrical, System or Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to present complex topics to non-technical audiences
  • Self-motivated and able to maintain focus in a pressured environment
  • Experience working with customers is desirable
  • Experience/ Knowledge in radio systems, radio propagation, RF, wireless, broadband, microwave is desirable.

Basic Requirements

  • Must be pursuing a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Wireless, Electrical, System or Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Graduation date must be on or after Dec 2021
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required. Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position.

Travel Requirements

Under 10%

Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:
  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, VisionbenefitseffectiveDay 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PaidParental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


Chicago, IL