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Software and System Application Co-Op 2021


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  42916

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 Requisition Introductory Paragraph:

This position will allow the Student to understand and appreciate the Software Architecture activities for an Embedded System in an Automotive domain, working along with experienced SW Architects. Students will get an opportunity to work with tools like Matlab/ Simulink, automation tools and scripting languages. They may also get an opportunity to work on Customer programs and define innovative tools that improves the efficiency and productivity of Architects. 


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Job efficiency is an important aspect in the automotive field. One mechanism for better efficiency is better tools for engineers. Deliverable for this Job would be analysis tools for data including a simple FFT tool, flip sign, Average, Standard deviation and curve generating tools.
  • Testing is a critical part of engineering. However, before testing, requirements need to be established. This deliverable would include taking a flow diagram and talking with the engineer who created the diagram and understand what requirements drove the flow diagram and document the requirement in a word document. Once the requirements are established, testing can occur to make sure the author of the flow diagram fully captured the intended requirements. This testing can then lead to more testing at the software level to verify that the team coded the software correctly to meet the same requirement.
  • Experiments can be a useful tool to determine appropriate actions for noise, performance, and requirement definition however a good study typically needs attention to get parts, software and organize testing. The task for this item would be to manage delivery of parts, testing, analyze data, and report to the team the results of the Experiment.



  • Candidate must be attending a 4-year university local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be pursuing a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 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
  • Highly motivated, organized, experience in Excel and has strong computer skills. C language or Matlab/Simulink experience preferred but not necessary
  • 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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Nearest Major Market: Saginaw