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Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA) Group Business Co-Op 2021


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  44935

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 Purpose:  To learn how to manage projects based on customer timing, learn how to conduct an audit based on a checklist, and practice taking meeting minutes.


Job Duties: 

  • Revise DFMEA documents (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Input DFMEA data to relational database and confirm accuracy
  • Transfer DFMEA projects from one region to another using a checklist
  • Transfer DFMEA certification exam questions from current location to the Nexteer learning system and administrate exams (keep track of who has achieved what level of certification, order awards for certifications)
  • In state travel may be required.


FMEA Group Guiding Principles:

  • Fosters positive mental attitudes among team members and their management
  • Encourages meaningful communication where ideas are valued
  • Promotes creativity in the reduction of failure potential
  • Adheres to industry standards, company procedures and customer requirements
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending training workshops; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies



  • Candidate must be attending a 2 year college or 4 year university local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be studying Bachelors in Engineering Technology; Business Administration
  • Candidate must be able to work (minimum) 20-32 (maximum) hours during Fall and Winter semesters
    • Up to 40 in the summer
  • Must have cumulative 2.7 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters
  • Felible scheduling 
  • Communication skills (written and oral)
  • Technical presentation skills; Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) competency; Office 365 (Outlook Mail, Calendars, OneDrive) competency
  • Product drawing familiarity; aptitude for electronics and software technical discussions
  • 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


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