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Paint Shop Quality 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-op position which requires three alternating rotations (e. g. 1st rotation: spring, 2nd rotation: fall, 3rd rotation: summer).

The Paint Shop Quality Co-op will drive quality systems and product quality improvements through quality inspection, data analysis with root cause investigations, and process controls in Paint Shop technology.

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

  • Supports Problem solving and area quality engineers with tasks on open projects
  • Performs data collection for quality assessment in production areas
  • Generates daily and weekly quality reporting (Body Shop Quality Gate, Weekly Paint Quality)
  • Analyzes quality data and creates trend and control charts (Microsoft Excel / Minitab)
  • Reviews process area for improvement ideas such as process changes, RMU (rework minutes per unit) reductions, and DPHU (defects per hundred unit) reductions.  Makes recommendations and conducts implementation.
  • Views product audit cars and assists defect landscape, problem solving and corrective action communication
  • Implements containment and problem solving activities (with Quality Engineer)
  • Creates presentations for quality topic status and defect trends. Communicates results in Work Organization or Quality meeting.
  • Assists Paint IT specialists with database creation and improvements, gathering computer station information and data tracking.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to help with root cause analysis activities and track defect rates with colleagues in Body Shop, Assembly, Engineering, Launch and / or Laboratory groups.
  • Develop visual feedback tools to deliver quality status and direction to Production areas (visual aids, additional work instructions, etc.).
  • Support open Shop Floor management initiatives including defect landscape and problem solving.
  • Conduct or participate in CIPs (Continuous Improvement Project) with cross-functional team on open quality topics or areas of opportunity
  • Gather defect data and use logical analysis approach to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related degree of studies.
  • 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.

Paint Shop Quality Co-op (Summer 2024)

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