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Launch and Change Intern (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.
The qualified intern should expect to contribute & improve in the following functions:
  • Engage in collaborative department work related to new, confidential model launches as well as current series production.  The intent is to develop the candidate to lead their own project as they are able and engage with process partners globally.
  • Support the launch and change coordinators with activities to verify the bill of material and demand logic changes for vehicle production.
  • Projects will involve development and optimizing of data analytical systems to improve processes and reporting.
  • Support Launch and Change Coordinators with engineering changes:
    • Create, manage, and validate component overviews for specific parts of the car
    • Contribute to Test Car BOM (Bill of Material) validation, where the new design changes are verified (i.e., the correct part is systematically steered to the correct vehicle)
    • Support the coordination of Line Trials, where new parts are physically tested in the production environment
    • Investigate design topics through data analysis
  • Report generation and maintenance
  • Major projects in this role focus on efficiency improvements and data accuracy, that could include:
    • Implementing solutions to improve efficiency in the processes
    • Complete various process mapping exercises (e.g., process flow, swim lane, etc.)
    • Create content overview for different vehicle modules
    • Facilitates workshops to define the current process and outline areas of opportunity
  • NOTE: most of the processes within TX-511/512 are systematic and information based, so many of the improvement opportunities lie in systematic process changes.

Assignment Development Plan: 

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how BMW processes and implements design changes into our plant, both at a detailed level and at a macro level.
  • Exposure to our business partner’s processes, including logistics, production, design in Munich, etc. The student will gain experience contributing to a cross-functional international team.
  • Develop their analytical and problem-solving skills.  As they progress through their co-op rotations, they will have the potential to fully lead and steer their own projects. The student will be able to identify opportunities and develop their own ideas for how to improve our processes.
Pursuing a BS or Graduate Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Business Management, Operations Management, MIS (Management Information Systems), Computer Science or other relevant degrees.
  • MS Excel and Office Suite knowledge.
  • Strong computer aptitude (ability to learn BMW Group systems, SAP, SQL, etc.).
  • Project Management.
  • Planning and Organizational skills; able to manage many projects and responsibilities in a structured manner.
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative.
  • VBA (or Python) and JAVA skills preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience of manufacturing processes and workflows preferred.
  • German language is a plus.
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (not just in major)
  • Have fulltime 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 work fulltime (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 (August 14th, 2023 - December 15th, 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.

Launch and Change Intern (Fall 2023)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
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BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
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