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Quality Steering & Management Spartanburg, South Carolina 13.10.2023

Quality Steering Analytics 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 Quality Management department is responsible for ensuring that our cars meet all customer expectations and BMW internal requirements.  We are the voice of the customer within the plant and are responsible for steering new topics as they occur and actively managing the problem-solving process. We do this in both daily production and new product launches. The co-op will have a mix of regular reporting tasks and project-based work in office and hands-on settings.  The co-op will be responsible for regularly reporting on our problem-solving landscape and supporting the quality steering team with their current topics.  They will be involved in root cause analysis, gathering data, establishing containments, process improvements, analyzing data and testing and validation of solutions and poke-yokes. This position will allow the student to see how we monitor and control quality from a high-level perspective as well as be part of problem-solving teams developing and implementing solutions. This position is also responsible for our quality management systems.  The co-op will be involved in managing the daily operation of our quality management tools and developing new features and systems as needed.  The applications involved range from Oracle/SQL, to APEX, VBA/MS Office-based tools and other BMW-specific systems.

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

  • Analyze new problems in daily production and launches.
  • Test solutions to problems, ensuring they are robust enough for production.
  • Support launch and series problem solving teams as needed.
  • Regularly create reports on our current quality landscape.
  •  Support team in developing, maintaining, and streamlining quality management systems
  • Launch of completely new and facelifted BMW X Models
  • Roll-out of a new problem management system and reporting tools
  •  Pursuing Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial / Systems Engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • Basic programming knowledge preferred (Matlab, Python, VBA, SQL)
  • 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.

Quality Steering Analytics Co-op (Summer 2024)

Spartanburg, South Carolina
United States
Legal Entity:
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Group
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Job Field:
Quality Steering & Management
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