Program Benefits

  • Earn on-the-job training and valuable experience at one of the world's leading companies

  • Develop invaluable skills such as time management, teamwork and problem solving

  • Customize work schedule to accommodate classes

  • Upon graduation, become eligible for entry-level employment at Michelin as a Reliability Technician, with competitive salary and opportunity for salary increases with experience

  • If hired upon graduation, opportunity to add approximately 2,000 hours of formal classroom and lab training in the initial years of career

Program Requirements

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a Mechatronics, MET or EET program at a technical college

  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Be able to work at least 20 hours per week at Michelin during the program

  • Demonstrate strong math, science, reading and comprehension skills

  • Pass a pre-employment aptitude test

  • Interview at a local Michelin facility

Michelin Technical Scholars​ Program

Michelin North America offers opportunities for select students to develop hands-on work experience while earning their degree in:

Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) or Electronics Engineering Technology (EET).

Michelin Technical Scholars receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for the program along with competitive pay for part-time work in a Michelin manufacturing facility.

What is a "Reliability Technician?"

Reliability Technicians are responsible for troubleshooting advanced manufacturing processes at Michelin. Michelin manufacturing facilities are highly automated with programmable logic controllers and computer networks.

Skilled Reliability Technicians are challenged to identify problems in the process and implement the optimum solution.

BMW Cooperative
Education Program

Explore diverse career paths with BMW's cooperative education program.

Take an invaluable opportunity to gain in-depth exposure and experience at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

You’ll spend at least three semesters/six quarters rotating between full-time work and study. This allows you to work on continuous projects with escalating responsibility. Interested in German culture and language?

You may qualify for the BMW International Co-op Program where you’ll serve your third or fourth rotation in a German BMW facility. Participants must meet the general requirements, be enrolled in their university’s international co-op program, and have language proficiency. 

Co-op opportunities are available in: 
Engineering, Manufacturing Support, Quality Management, Logistics, Procurement, Information Technology, Human Resources, Communications, and Finance and Controlling. 

Program Benefits

  • Corporate housing/housing assistance

  • Competitive salary

  • Vacation

  • Paid holidays. 


You can join BMW for a Co-op if you are a full-time student, pursuing at least a Bachelor’s degree, attend an accredited university or college in the United States, and meet the following requirements: 

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Have full-time status at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States

  • Pursuing a BS or Graduate Degree as indicated

  • Have completed three semesters towards that degree by the start of the work term

  • Able to complete 3 rotating terms for co-op positions

  • Have at least 1 remaining term in school after the completion of the co-op or internship

  • Transfer students must have a GPA from current university

  • Enrolled with the university co-op or career services office

  • Complete and pass a pre-placement physical and substance abuse test before the work term

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

IMS Gear Engineering Co-Op

IMS Gear is always looking for that elusive “sum of the parts”: after all, their customers are now familiar with and come to expect optimum product quality. And of course, since the motto they work to can be paraphrased as “the impossible takes just a little longer” they are looking for people who keep going to the point where others throw in the proverbial towel. They are a dynamic and internationally active parts manufacturer, but they have also kept their feet firmly on the ground and aim to achieve long-term and lasting success. 

Job Description

  • Supports the engineering mentor in

    • developing and specifying automation concepts

    • designing hard- and software

    • developing designs using CAD

    • coordination, purchasing/construction, implementation, testing and verification of manufacturing processes

    • adhering to company automation standards

  • Overseas and specifies maintenance activities for processes

  • Works on scrap production, productivity improvement, and ergonomic projects

  • Adheres to company automation standards

  • Ensures a safe and clean working environment

  • Strives to achieve all established company goals

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Student working towards a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering

  • Logical hands-on problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent communication skills throughout all levels

  • Good leadership skills

They Offer

  • Opportunity to put your innovative thinking and skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people

  • Placement as a full-fledged team member

  • Value-driven work environment

  • Profound insights into manufacturing business