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• Starts Aug 11

Digitalization Initiatives Co-op (Fall 2024)

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BMW Group

15d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, or Computer Science with project management skills, a GPA of 3.0, and interest in IoT and data analytics to apply for this co-op position. Don't forget to attach your unofficial transcript!
  • You will support digitalization projects, troubleshoot IT incidents, lead process improvement initiatives, and train production associates on new technologies at BMW Group.

Off-cycle Internship

Software Engineering, EngineeringSpartanburg


  • 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


  • 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.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • 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 processes.
  • 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 semester
  • 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.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Aug 11, 2024