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• Starts Aug 11

Paint Shop Quality Co-op (Fall 2024)

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BMW Group

21d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


AI generated summary

  • You need GPA 3.0 or higher, pursuing relevant degree, US college student, 30 credit hours completed, able to work full-time, pass substance test.
  • You will support quality improvement initiatives in the Paint Shop by analyzing data, identifying root causes, implementing process changes, generating quality reports, and participating in cross-functional teams to drive product quality enhancements.

Off-cycle Internship



  • 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).


  • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related degree of studies.
  • 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



  • The Paint Shop Quality Co-op drives quality systems and product quality improvements through quality inspection, data analysis with root cause investigations, and process controls in Paint Shop technology.
  • The qualified co-op should expect to contribute & improve in the following functions:
  • Supports Problem solving and area quality engineers with tasks on open projects.
  • Performs data collection for quality assessment in production areas.
  • Generates daily and weekly quality reporting (Body Shop Quality Gate, Weekly Paint Quality).
  • Analyzes quality data and creates trend and control charts (Microsoft Excel / Minitab).
  • Reviews process area for improvement ideas such as process changes, RMU (rework minutes per unit) reductions, and DPHU (defects per hundred unit) reductions. Makes recommendations and conducts implementation.
  • Views product audit cars and assists defect landscape, problem solving and corrective action communication.
  • Implements containment and problem-solving activities (with Quality Engineer).
  • Creates presentations for quality topic status and defect trends. Communicates results in Work Organization or Quality meeting.
  • Assists Paint IT specialists with database creation and improvements, gathering computer station information and data tracking.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to help with root cause analysis activities and track defect rates with colleagues in Body Shop, Assembly, Engineering, Launch and / or Laboratory groups.
  • Develop visual feedback tools to deliver quality status and direction to Production areas (visual aids, additional work instructions, etc.).
  • Support open Shop Floor management initiatives including defect landscape and problem solving.
  • Participate in CIPs (Continuous Improvement Project) with cross-functional team on open quality topics or areas of opportunity.
  • Gather defect data and use logical analysis approach to draw conclusions and make recommendations.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Aug 11, 2024