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• Starts Aug 11

Powertrain Analysis Co-op (Fall 2024)

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BMW Group

26d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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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.
  • Interested in the mechanical and electrical functions of vehicle powertrain systems?
  • In this role, you will learn the ins-and-outs of our daily work by supporting the hands-on analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving of vehicle powertrain systems and components, such as combustion engines, transmissions, transfer cases, differentials, high voltage batteries and PHEV charging systems. You will be integrated into the Powertrain Validation team and directly mentored by an experienced engineer.
  • You are expected to collaborate and network with other Co-ops/Interns to support plant wide initiatives and Engineering. To be successful in this position, you must be able to balance daily operational tasks while working on several projects, willing to learn and develop new ideas, have a keen understanding of time management, meet deadlines as requested, willing and able to work in a fast-paced interdisciplinary team environment, and conduct yourself professionally.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor or Graduate Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Systems/Industrial, Computer)
  • Useful skills: Python or other programming languages, file management, presentation 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 complete 3 alternating work terms for Co-op positions
  • 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

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • The Co-op is expected to improve and contribute the following:
  • Support in troubleshooting and problem solving of powertrain mechanical and electrical components and systems, software, and function.
  • Support in planning and preparation of vehicles or components for customer-based function testing for new vehicle launches and life cycle updates.
  • Support of powertrain specific testing plans and activities on vehicles, systems, and components.
  • Documentation of results from testing activities, summary of results and support in the management of topics.
  • Vehicle and project data analysis, creation of processes or tools and basic programming.
  • Optimization of test planning specific to vehicle configuration and vehicle booking with the Engineers to optimize the test and validation timing.
  • Use data analytics and PowerBI to analyze powertrain specific topics regarding customer function. Reports will be used for targeted customer validation and for status of validation testing.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Aug 11, 2024