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2019 Manufacturing Engineering Summer Internship


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  N/A
Req ID:  38965

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.


  • Support Engineers on processing and reviewing data
  • Work with hand tools, gages and equipment to complete testing and qualifications.
  • Create presentations to communicate results of project findings using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Lead kaizen activities to eliminate waste in cycle time, manning, workplace organization and overall manufacturing efficiency
  • Work on or with  assembly, machining, plastics, automation and/or  process equipment
  • Design tooling & fixtures  to support the manufacturing process, prepare documentation to support, and communicate process
  • Coordinate with Engineers for timely completion of project tasks
  • Timely communication of project status and relevant issues
  • Conduct testing and trials with attention to detail and information integrity
  • Regular contact and communication with other work groups and suppliers outside of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lead and own project initiatives and metrics/requirements
  • Coordinate with vendors and internal customers




  • Must be attending a 4-year university
  • Must have a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be studying Bachelor's in Engineering: 
    • ​Mechanical or Electrical
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and documentation
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Technical knowledge of mechanical principles
  • High level of Analytical and Problem Solving skills
  • Timely and accurate project management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and coordinate multiple activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to a disciplined approach on projects
  • Good oral & communication skills to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge / Expertise in the following:  Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Candidate must be able to work in the US without current or future sponsorship


Jobs may vary dependent upon Supervisor and company needs. 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Saginaw