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Vehicle Validation Spartanburg, South Carolina 16.01.2023

System Integration Interior Co-Op (Fall 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. Fall, 2. Spring, 3. Summer). 

Why just build a car when you could reinvent mobility? At the BMW Group, the future is reinvented every day. With specialists who are sure-footed enough to confidently go beyond the beaten path, flexible teams combine intellect and intuition to create solutions that have never before been imagined. From driving vehicles on the test track to working directly with engineering design in Germany, our system integrators thoroughly investigate, solidify, and validate vehicles, parts, and systems to ensure that every customer is delivered a premium quality, defect-free product.

The qualified co-op will support the evaluation of one or both of the following:

  • Vehicle Buildability: Can the product be manufactured repeatedly to meet quality and customer requirements?
  • Vehicle Functionality: Will the product meet engineering specifications and customer expectations consistently?

This position will allow the associate to obtain vehicle/technical knowledge, develop and drive vehicle issue solutions, and gain an understanding of TX-522’s targets, process partner network, and role in Plant Spartanburg’s landscape.

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

  • Perform/support root cause analysis and solution development for vehicle/part defects per the standardized BMW problem solving process
  • Validate the buildability, functionality, and overall customer-oriented quality of prototype and production vehicles
  • Coordinate and support prototype vehicle testing, specialist drive events, and vehicle-design launch events, including supplier part and virtual part concept/buildability evaluation
  • Document, manage, and steer launch-related vehicle issues with plant specialists

Assignment Projects:

Full Solution Development and Implementation

  • Take full responsibility for/ownership of a vehicle/part defect and work with process partners to identify the root cause, create a solution/design change, and validate the solution’s effectiveness through a line trial.

New Program/Process Development

  • Create, design, and/or support the development of new programs/processes for vehicle analysis, problem solving, and overall department activities. This includes team dashboards, target tracking for vehicle defects, and test procedures for functional and noise validations.
  • Pursuing a bachelor degree with mechanical, electrical, industrial, or automotive engineering major 
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience
  • Prior automotive experience
  • Strong geometric/mechanical problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and leadership skills/abilities
  • Time and task management skills
  • 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
  • Able to complete 3 alternating work terms for Co-op positions 
  • Able 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 


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.

System Integration Interior Co-Op (Fall 2023)

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