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Product Engineer Co-op Steering Columns (2019)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  41171

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.


Job Responsibilities

  • Handle design projects in the steering column Product Engineering area while working under the guidance of a senior engineer.
  • Perform developmental testing of steering column designs. 
  • Develop and maintain the Steering Column Bill of Design
  • Develop new steering column technology
  • Develop next generation lower cost components
  • Support steering column pursuit programs and implement best design practices
  • Document design knowledge and lessons
  • Strong use of mechanical design principals in daily job activities
  • Develop template drawings and develop drawings for production components
  • 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 



  • Candidate must be attending local university to Saginaw
    • If attending SVSU, must enroll in SVSU Co-op Program through Cardinal Career Network
  • Candidate must be studying 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
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits)
  • 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

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