Paint Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Paint Shop Robotics Automation 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).

Provides customers with premium painted bodies by exceeding customer expectations. Solves complex robotic problems such as cycle time, throughput, and appearance targets.  Will be involved in and lead projects in short- and long-term automation objectives. Performs root cause analysis on issues impacting automation targets.Paint shop’s automation complexity is continuing to grow; it is crucial to continually improve our automation process by innovating and driving technological advances in manufacturing to sustain production of BMW X-Vehicles. Find innovative ways to improve current products and processes within Paint Shop and support the integration of new technologies.

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

  •   Design and iterate on 3D-printed products for process improvement.
  • Support and lead Automation projects.
  • Maintain automation KPIs.
  • Assess, evaluate, and report on robotic cycle time targets.
  •   Validate robotic program changes by validating changes and auditing robotic change logs.
  • Generate reports on various automation projects.
  •  Maintain 6S and safety standards for robot programming cells and department areas.
  •  Manage robot suppliers and escalation topics.
  • Various production-critical tasks.
  •     Manage robot flexibility and work content scenarios for downtime prevention.
  • Manage trials and launch of BMW Individual Colors and Matte Colors.
  • Trial new tooling and solve complex problems in automation areas such as our integrated paint process line, corrosion prevention automation, automated plugs installation, cavity wax automation, and automated liquid applied sound deadener.
  • Lead cycle time improvement initiatives.


  • Engineering Degree.
  • Knowledge of computer programming, and/or Controls logic.
  • Willingness to work in a production environment.
  • Flexible; skilled in multitasking and prioritizing.
  • Interpersonal 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.


Paint Shop Robotics Automation 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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