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Nexteer Automotive Mechanical Engineering Co-Op 2020 in Saginaw, Michigan

All Job introductory paragraph:

The objective of the Student Programs at Nexteer Automotive is to select students with high potential and provide them with "real world" work experiences. Work assignments expose students to many of the company’s products, processes, procedures, problems, resources, staff areas and people so that they become aware of the career opportunities at Nexteer Automotive. Assignments are designed to assimilate acquired classroom education with actual hands-on work experience in a technical environment. In addition, Nexteer Automotive gains the opportunity to find new talent to enhance productivity.

Job Requisition Introductory Paragraph:

This position will allow the Student to assist with fast paced root cause investigations, swap studies, design of experiment (DOE) studies, and mathematical/statistical analysis behind the development of a new steering system. The Student will also assist with various tasks to support the project they are working on so it stays on track. The Student will have opportunities to work hand in hand with engineering leadership and will be able to develop their engineering, leadership, and ownership skills. The Student would be asked to complete other miscellaneous tasks as they arise.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in root cause investigations and swap studies as they arise

  • Assist and eventually lead DOE studies as needed

  • Learn engineering analysis tools such as Minitab and engineering calculations and apply them to the development work for the system at hand

  • Assist supervisor in any administrative work

  • Help create easy to use spreadsheets used for engineering calculation and program management.

  • Assist in logistical tasks required for making prototype samples

  • Assist with 2D drawings and engineering stacks


  • Candidate must attend a local university and be able to regularly commute to Nexteer’s Saginaw office

  • Candidate must be able to work remotely effectively

  • Candidate must be studying towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at an accredited university

  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license

  • Candidate must be able to work 20-32 hours during Fall and Winter semesters

  • Up to 40 in the summer

  • Must have cumulative 2.7 GPA or higher

  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters

  • Candidate must have right to work in the US and not require current or future sponsorship

Preferred Requirements:

  • Candidate has a 3.2 GPA or higher

  • Candidate has completed or is currently taking courses in CAD, Dynamics, Statics, Mechanics of Solids, Materials, and Physics as part of their degree

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.