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R&D Co-Op - Mechanical Engineering


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  39984

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.



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.  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 hand-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



  • Candidate must be attending an accredited University offering Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • If attending SVSU, must enroll in the 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
  • NX CAD experience preferred


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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