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Assignment Manager: Gene Czajka
BMW is currently seeking highly motivated and energetic students to join our team as Control Engineer Co-op. BMW interns have the opportunity to be part of real world business scenarios. Our Co-ops learn our business processes and are given ample mentoring and instruction. Co-ops are also exposed to a variety of project-based assignments which allow them to add value to the company. Co-op terms typically run from January to December aligned with a college semester. Jan – May (Spring) May-August (Summer) and August – December (Fall). BMW provides a student with invaluable experience that you could utilize in any role, it is BMW’s goal to evaluate its Co-ops for potential entry-level openings. The Co-op is responsible for assisting with the successful completion of projects throughout their experience. Projects can be related to process improvements, mechanical or electrical equipment reliability issues, solving of production problems, process control, or project engineering. As the student gains increased knowledge and experience, he/she will become responsible for completing independent projects.
Through this opportunity, the Co-op will apply concepts learned in engineering classes to real world experience. Co-ops will develop an understanding of an Engineer’s role in an industrial setting and the general operations of a manufacturing facility. They will also expand their technical skills, with industrial equipment knowledge, pertinent computer programs/software use, technical report writing, and general problem solving.
Develop understanding of existing robotic systems and develop ability to improve current operations and trouble shoot problems.
Focus on industrial robot kinematics and mechanical construction. (Robotics and Conveyor systems planning)
Develop a basic knowledge of controls
Have the ability to program PLC’s (ladder and sequence logic), SCL and/or C++ programming
Edit and interface HMI programs with PLC and robot functions.
Understand sensor technology and networking of devices
Develop a basic understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics
Learn to read and maintain electrical and mechanical schematics, having a base knowledge of AutoCAD/Catia
Base knowledge of statistics and SPC
Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Have full time status at an accredited four year college or university in the United States
Completed at least 30 credit hours
Able to complete 3 rotating terms for co-op positions
Have at least 1 remaining term in school after the completion of the co-op or internship
Transfer students must have a GPA from current university
Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term
Must have the legal right to work for BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in the United States
BMW Manufacturing will not provide sponsorship now or in the future
BMW Manufacturing Company is an EEO/affirmative action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status
Majors Requested: Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Robotics
Electrical, Mechatronics, or Mechanical Engineering education path preferred.
Strong mechanical aptitude
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient with common Microsoft office programs including spreadsheets, email, and documents
Knowledge of electronics, C and C++, java and visual basic scripting.
Quick learner for new computer systems
Strong planning & organization skills
Ability to work independently and in a team