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Continuous Improvement Business Co-Op 2023


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  50325

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 and procedures. 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 while providing students exposure to full-time career opportunities.


Job Requisition Introductory Paragraph:

This position will allow the Student to assist with various activities with the Innovation & Continuous Improvement Methodologies team.  The Student will be involved in various activities, such as creating reports, tracking projects, tracking training sessions, managing the recognition program, and performing problem solving in the plant.  The student will have the opportunity to learn real world problem solving using tools from six sigma, design for six sigma, and Shanin Red X – type methodologies.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage plant problem solving recognition program
  • Assist with tracking / monitoring / submitting plant problem solving projects
  • Manage problem solving internal trainings / scheduling
  • Assist teams in real world problem solving
  • Attend Nexteer Six Sigma training and attain Six Sigma Certification



  • Candidate must be attending a 2-year college or 4-year university local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Business, or related field
    • Sophomore class standing preferred
  • Candidate must be able to work 20-32 hours during Fall and Winter semesters
    • Up to 40 in the summer
  • Candidate must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Candidate must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters
  • Knowledge of MS Excel and MS Powerpoint
  • Well organized and able to track with many activities occurring at the same time
  • Candidate must have right to work in the US and not require current or future sponsorship


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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