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Engineering / R&D Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Acoustics 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. 1. Fall, 2. Spring, 3. Summer )

The qualified intern/Co-op should expect to contribute & improve in the following functions:

Support TX-524 acoustic engineers with measurement activities on series and pre-series vehicles. Historically, this includes measurements for exterior noise, drivetrain noise, electric accessory noises, and powertrain noises. The student will also assist engineers in root cause analysis, developing solutions, and presenting ideas to management. In this position, the student will learn and utilize various measurement techniques and equipment to analyze vehicle acoustics. The student will have a mix of hands on work and data analysis.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assist acoustic engineers with measurements and analysis.
  • Gain experience with data acquisition systems and measurement equipment.
  • Coordinate and schedule vehicles for acoustic analysis.
  • Gain basic knowledge of new vehicle development.
  • Set up new measurement tools for use on the road to streamline specialist’s analysis.
  • Set up process for documenting launch vehicle acoustic quality with acoustic measurements.
  • Develop an acoustic virtual vehicle fleet for comparison of future quality changes to Spartanburg vehicle projects.
  • Mechanical, Automotive, or Acoustic Engineering student
  • Preferred emphasis on system dynamics, vibrations, or acoustics
  • 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.

Acoustics 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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