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R&D Co-Op - Mechanical Engineering 2022


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  49698

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.


Nexteer’s Research and Development department is seeking a creative and highly motivated individual with a passion for product innovation to fill the position of R&D Co-op Student.  This position is responsible for assisting engineers in the design and testing of new product solutions.  The ideal candidate will enjoy a variety of activities from engineering analysis to hands-on build and test.  


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design and engineering of innovative, new product solutions
  • Design and procure test fixtures
  • Coordinate prototype builds and testing, including hands-on activities as required
  • Apply engineering principals and analytics to diagnose and correct design deficiencies
  • Process, analyze, and summarize engineering data
  • Generate reports of product design and test results
  • Provide misc. assistance to R&D engineering team members
  • Create 3D models and engineering drawings using NX CAD software


Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must be attending an accredited University local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Candidate must be able to work 20-32 hours during Fall and Winter semesters
    • Up to 40 hours in the summer
  • Must have cumulative 2.7 GPA minimum 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
  • NX CAD experience preferred but not required


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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