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Engineering / R&D Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Exterior Total Vehicle Validation 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-Op position which requires three alternating rotations (e. g. 1st rotation: Spring, 2nd rotation: Fall, 3rd rotation: Summer).

This Co-Op role will support the evaluation of one or both the following:

·       Ability to manufacture.  Can the product be processed repeatedly to meet quality and customer requirements?

·       Ability of the product to meet engineering specifications including customer functions.

This position will allow the associate to obtain vehicle/technical knowledge, both virtual and hardware evaluation skills, and to develop and practice technical problem-solving skills in a cross functional environment.

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

  • Support specialists with root cause analysis (RCA) and solution development.
  • Assist in launching new Plant Spartanburg vehicles
  • Gain basic knowledge and experience in new vehicle development and validation
  • Become familiar with the problem solving process for vehicle defects
  •  Develop specialized test fixtures to validate the sustainability and/or effectiveness of containment/long-term solutions for interior function topics.
  • Take full responsibility for/ownership of a functional defect and work with process partners to identify the root cause, create a solution, and validate the solution’s effectiveness through a line trial. This will be completed through the standard BMW CAMS process
  • Degree pursuit in Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive or Industrial Engineering Degree
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience
  • Hands on practical mechanical skills using tools.
  • Effective Communication skills in a professional environment
  • Proven ability in leadership skills and abilities
  • Strong time and task management 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.
  • Must Attach an unofficial transcript upon applying 
  • Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term. 
  • The work term dates for this rotation 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.

Exterior Total Vehicle Validation Engineering Co-op (Summer 2024)

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