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Powerpack Systems Engineering Co-Op 2023


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  50449

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.


Position Description

Nexteer is looking for an inquisitive, highly self-motivated student who is eager to learn and has good attention to detail and time management skills. This position is responsible for supporting engineering activities related to torque control, power management, and thermal management for electric motor drives included in electronic steering systems. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn about motor control systems, signals, and software. The student will work cross functionally with multiple internal teams (i.e. software, requirements, mechanical, validation) to support product development and verification activities.


Job Description

  • Applies core motor control designs to specific projects, supporting verification testing, calibration, and release.
  • Support technology development, innovation, efficiency and process improvement activities.
  • Verifies and calibrates torque control, power management, and thermal management functions to meet system requirements.
  • Diagnoses and corrects deficiencies in designs and prototypes.
  • Works cross functionally with multiple internal teams (i.e. software, requirements, mechanical, electrical, validation) to support product development in all phases from concept to production. 
  • Understands test machine requirements and instrumentation.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills, ability to interface effectively with people, high motivation, and good organization and time management skills.


Preferred  Skills

  • A basic understanding of electric motors, controls, or power electronics
  • Interest in gaining deeper understanding and in-depth analysis related to machines and electrical hardware
  • Matlab scripting and Simulink experience is preferred
  • Basics in electromagnetics would be a plus
  • Experience with LabView


Job Requirements

  • Candidate must be attending a 2-year college or 4-year university local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelors or Masters in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, or Physics
  • 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 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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