Mechanical Engineering Co-Op 2024


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  51763

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 Responsibilities

This is a Student Co-op position located in Saginaw, MI. This position supports the GM Steering Product Engineering Applications Team.

  • Handle design projects in the REPS Gear Product Engineering area while working under the guidance of a senior engineer.
  • Perform developmental testing of REPS Gear designs. 
  • Support DFMEA and DSS implementation for component level drawings.
  • Support validation testing and 5 phase analysis
  • Document design knowledge and lessons
  • Strong use of mechanical design principals in daily job activities
  • Coordinate and support component prototype design and build activities
  • Work with suppliers and coordinate supplier development activities
  • Use DFSS techniques to evaluate and optimize new technology
  • Create presentations for communicating design changes
  • Create presentations are reports for communicating results of tests



  • Candidate must be attending a 2-year college or 4-year university local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
  • 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 on 4.0 scale
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters
  • Candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Products (Office 365, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Candidate must have right to work in the US and not require current or future sponsorship

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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