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• Starts Aug 11

Paint Shop Safety Intern (Fall 2024)

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BMW Group

27d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a minimum GPA of 3.0, be majoring in a related field, possess MS Office, problem-solving, training, and project leadership skills, completed 30 credit hours, and pass a substance abuse test for this internship.
  • You will ensure a safe working environment by conducting safety audits, maintaining accident reports, supporting training programs, and collaborating with various departments to improve safety measures in the BMW Paint Shop.

Off-cycle Internship

Engineering, SustainabilitySpartanburg


  • Our vision is to secure BMW's excellence and future mobility by attracting the best of the best. Shaping your future starts here, as we believe our Gen>NEXT students are the future leaders of BMW. We believe in creating an environment where you are developed into a leader that can influence and take lead. You will be guided and mentored to achieve this by having meaningful tasks and projects in your own area of responsibility. 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.
  • Occupational Safety positions are a mixture of engineering and regulatory compliance functions, with a heavy focus on problem solving and engagement across the organization. The Occupational Safety Intern will work alongside our Paint’s Safety team to support and direct safety initiatives at Plant 10. This position offers hands-on exposure in a dynamic fast paced manufacturing environment. Interns will gain experience using safety management systems to keep and sustain a safe work environment for all BMW Associates, as well as, experience using lean manufacturing principles, management of change, and risk management principles while navigating daily production, future projects, and innovation topics. 
  • This role provides exposure to multiple areas of the automotive business including equipment design, controls, robots, programming, vehicle design, regulations, occupational health, workers comp, and a wide range of innovation topics (including 3D printing/additive manufacturing).  


  • Majoring in Occupational Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, or other engineering based degrees.
  • MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Ability to train others
  • Project leadership 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.
  • Able 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

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Area of Responsibilities



  • The qualified Intern should expect to contribute & improve in the in the following functions:
  • Utilize existing safety management system to sustain a safe working environment for BMW Associates.
  • Maintain and perform SERA evaluations to help reduce ergonomic concerns for Paint Shop Associates.
  • Collaborate with TX-8 & TP-30 to ensure the functionality of SERA is optimized for TX-3 processes.
  • Collaborate with Production, Planning, Maintenance to review submission to internal Change Management Process.
  • Maintain accident investigation reports and communicate any overdue reports with appropriate section leaders and section managers.
  • Maintain electronic library for all TX-3 Safety Change Management Forms.
  • Assists in assigning counter actions for all open safety concerns reported through the SafetyNet phone application.
  • Researches and prepares relevant topics for the TX-3 Daily Safety Update communication.
  • Perform noise mapping throughout TX-3 processes to ensure TX-3 is achieving dB levels that meet OSHA compliance standards. Assists in other industrial hygiene projects as needed.
  • Conducts safety audits on the production floor to ensure TX-3 is meeting Safety standards.
  • Supports the Safety Group by attending meeting free time at process supporter boards.
  • Provides extra safety presence by walking the production floor, visiting with associates to answer questions, and give attention to their safety concerns.
  • Supports safety onboarding training for newly hired TX-3 associates.
  • Supports audit prep initiatives.
  • Maintains the TX-3 Safety intern pass down training guide.
  • New Model Support.
  • Ergonomic Assessments.
  • Pedestrian Safety.
  • Improvements.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Aug 11, 2024