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Vehicle Validation Spartanburg, South Carolina 16.09.2022

Electrical Validation and Integration Co-op (Summer 2023)

Innovation is imagining what’s NEXT when no one else can. Shaping your future starts here, as we believe our Gen>NEXT students are the future leaders of BMW. Our vision is to secure BMW Manufacturing’s excellence by attracting the best of the best. We believe in creating a hands-on environment where you can directly impact the future of mobility. You will be guided and mentored throughout inspiring tasks and projects. As one of our Gen>NEXT students, you will be part of the team from day one and encouraged to add new ideas and value to the business.

This is a co-op position which requires three alternating rotations (e.g. 1. Spring, 2. Fall, 3. Summer). 


The Electrical Validation and Integration Co-op will be integrated into the Electrical/Electronics Validation and Integration team directly mentored by an engineering associate. They will be supporting the analysis of electrical systems and components of vehicles alongside the engineering staff. They will also support planning and preparation activities for validation of new vehicle launches and life cycle updates,including support in testing plans, preparation of vehicles or components for testing, support in documentation of results and support in management of topics. Other objectives include include supporting data analysis, creation of processes or tools, and basic programming.


The qualified co-op should expect to contribute & improve in the in the following functions: 

  • Analysis support for engineering staff.
  • Support in analysis of electrical components and systems, software and function.
  • Support in preparation of vehicles for testing and validation activities. 
  • Support of validation activities on vehicles, systems and components.
  • Support of documentation of the results from validation activities and summary of results.
  • Data analysis.
  • Vehicle testing support – support with data logging equipment used in test vehicles and also in the assembly builds of the pre-series vehicles (setup, monitoring and maintenance of equipment as well as expanding automation possibilities).
  • Other tasks as assigned by manager.
  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering (preferably Mechanical or Electrical) or Computer Science.
  • Able to work in Microsoft  Office.
  • Basic level of VBA programming; additional programming skills a positive.
  • Must be flexible, have the ability to multi-task, have a keen understanding of time management, and the ability to meet deadlines as requested.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (not just in major).
  • Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Completed at least 30 credit hours at time of application.
  • Ability to complete 3 alternating work terms for co-op positions. 
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours / week).
  • Transfer students must have a GPA from current university.
  • Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term. 
  • THE WORK TERM DATES ARE May 8th, 2023 to August 11th, 2023.

BMW Manufacturing Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of BMW MC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Employment with BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW MC) is at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, at the option of BMW MC or the employees.

Electrical Validation and Integration Co-op (Summer 2023)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Field:
Vehicle Validation
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