Paint Spartanburg, South Carolina 22.09.2023

Paint Shop Materials & Environmental Co-op (Spring 2024)

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. 1st rotation: spring, 2nd rotation: fall, 3rd rotation: summer).

The Materials and Planning Co-Op will be responsible for supporting and lead projects to improve quality of processes supporting use of Paint Shop materials. Determine root cause of defects related to process materials within Paint Shop. Paint shop consumes the largest amount of natural resources across the plant; it is crucial to constantly be working on ways to reduce energy consumption and water usage for sustainable production of BMW X-Vehicles. 


The Intern should expect to contribute and improve the following: 

  • Maintain quality of all materials in paint shop
  •  Validate and integrate new materials
  • Reduce energy consumption
  •  Manage paint suppliers and escalation topics
  •  Various production-critical task
  •  Launching BMW Individual Colors and Matte Colors
  •  Trialing new materials (PVC, wax, clearcoat, etc.)
  • Energy reduction projects



  • Engineering Degree
  • Knowledge of Thermodynamics (Heat and Mass Transfer)
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Flexible; good at multitasking and prioritizing
  • Good at working with people
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States

  • Completed at least 30 credit hours
  • Able to complete 3 rotating terms for co-op positions
  • Have at least 1 remaining term in school after the completion of the co-op or internship
  • 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 January 16th- May 17th 2024


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 employee.

Paint Shop Materials & Environmental Co-op (Spring 2024)

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