Body in white Spartanburg, South Carolina 16.01.2023

Predictive Maintenance/Additive Manufacturing 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-pp position which requires three alternating rotations (e. g. 1st rotation: fall, 2nd rotation: summer, 3rd rotation: spring).

The Predictive Maintenance co-op will leverage mechanical / electromechanical skillset to support innovation activities in the Central Maintenance department.

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

  • Project Plan for rollout of vibration sensors across body shop.
  • Investigate additional sensors / data collection methods that could be used to move to a condition-based maintenance strategy.
  • Design and test concepts for utilizing additive manufacturing to build key replacement components (weld gun shanks, weld gun arms).
  • Support ongoing initiatives in expanding the Additive Manufacturing applications across the body shop
  • Support Predictive Maintenance projects and initiatives

Assignment Development Plan:

  • Opportunities to learn about additive manufacturing in depth through design and testing of designs in real-life applications
  • Opportunity to be to contribute to the roll-out of a predictive maintenance system at an early stage.
  • Exposure to industrial automation and the maintenance of the equipment involved therein.
  • Opportunity to present in the weekly team meeting as well as updates on projects in other management rounds as milestones in projects are reached.
  • Pursing a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 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 August 14th, 2023 to 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.


Predictive Maintenance/Additive Manufacturing Co-op (Fall 2023)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Body in white
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