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Manufacturing Engineering Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

VPS/Industrial Engineering Co-op (Summer 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-pp position which requires three alternating rotations (e. g. 1st rotation: fall, 2nd rotation: summer, 3rd rotation: spring).

The VPS/Industrial Engineering Co-op will manage VPS initiatives, drive continuous improvement, 6S and problem solving, and work with all production areas within the Body Shop to find efficiencies and continuous improvement measures for the production line.

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

  • Support implementation and roll-out of new VPS and continuous improvement initiatives, projects, and vehicle launches.
  • Analysis of production data such as cycle time and other KPI’s, and report results to management.
  • Support Industrial Engineering time studies and production analysis workshops.
  • Assist with Training Classes and develop new approaches to training the workforce on VPS principles.
  • Participate in time studies and work station layout with different areas of production.
  • Participate in creating standard operating sheets for production station processes.
  • Support or lead other projects as needed to support production, such as cycle time improvements or other efficiencies.
  • Create new templates for VPS, 6S, IE, and the BMW Work Organization as required and/or requested.
  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering (IE preferred).
  • MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Problem Solving skills.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Project leadership 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.
  • 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 20th-August 9th 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 employees.

VPS/Industrial Engineering Co-op (Summer 2024)

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