Assembly Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Digitalization Initiatives 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 Digitalization Co-op will assist with the daily operations of managing Digitalization
initiatives and driving continual improvement of Digitalization related topics within the
Assembly Shop. The qualified co-op should expect to contribute and improve production Industry 4.0 solutions
such as App development, AI supported Vision inspection, process verification systems and
predictive maintenance solutions with cloud infrastructure tools. Key objectives include support of the teams’ core responsibilities and
ownership/implementation of at least one-use case of an identified innovation project to be
determined at the start of the rotation

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

• Get to know new technologies and different fields of work.
• Support in idea generation, proof of concept, process development, and best practice
transfer for continuous improvement projects.
• Aides in data visualizations/ dashboard creation for all levels of Assembly management.
• Create/review technical and user documentation into a webpage as applicable.
• Setup low code app development environment and create basic app framework, test app
and iterate
• Lead assigned or self-initiated projects to that focus on process improvements.
• Provide real time support to production with issues related to new technology for series
• Responsible for troubleshooting/resolution of IT incidents related to new technology.
• Support new tool installations/modifications/moves in Assembly.
• Train other production associates in proper tool use and system function.
• Lead or assist in line trials for new use cases.
• Communicate or present accomplishments and achievements at the end of each

Projects include:

  • Energy Reduction Project- Reduce BMW equipment energy consumption via automation and controls.
  • Low code app development to support process improvement in Oracle APEX and Microsoft PowerApps Platforms.
  • Digitalization Projects – Installation of IoT devices and software for Predictive Maintenance and Data Analytics.
  • Improve equipment uptime with programming improvements and component replacements.
  • Troubleshoot equipment issues and develop corrective action plan.
  • Support new equipment installations for new vehicle models.
  • Pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, and ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Project management skills such as excellent time-management and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Detail-oriented and organized 
  • Knowledge or Interest of Internet of Things (IoT’s), Industry 4.0, and Data Analytics strongly desired.
  • 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.


Digitalization Initiatives Co-op (Summer 2024)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Field:
Job Id:
Publication Date:
APPLY NOW Print Page