BMW: Ergonomics Co-op/Internship Opportunity

 

BMW Manufacturing Corp.

HUM00017  Safety/Ergonomics Intern

  Primary Location:                     
  Spartanburg
, SC 

 

Description

Work Term: Fall 2003
Start Date: August 11
End Date: December 19

Department Description:
The Safety and Ergonomics Department is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of our Associates by evaluating existing/proposed plant processes and ensuring ergonomic principles are followed.   They identify occupational stressors, recommend appropriate control measures, and facilitate the implementation of these controls.

 
Project Responsibilities:
Enter injury/incident forms into database.
Perform statistical trend analysis of injuries and incidents.
Prepare weekly summary reports and statistics identifying injury trends, types and clustering.
Examine jobs and job rotations to identify possible rotations for placement of associates with medical restrictions.
Investigate incidents to gather information for root cause analysis.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Have full time status at an accredited university in the United States.
Pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering, Biomechanics, Bio Engineering, Physical Therapy, or related field and completed four semesters or eight quarters towards a Bachelors degree or one semester towards a Masters degree.

Must be a permanent resident or US citizen .

Have a minimum of one college semester remaining after work term.
Enrolled with your university career service office and have the recommendation of a career services advisor.
Complete and pass a pre-employment physical and substance abuse test before the work term.

STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF A CURRENT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

COMPUTER/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Basic skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Ability to communicate with strangers, potentially in situations of conflict.
Possess patience and the ability to speak calmly and deliberately when necessary.
Must be able to keep sensitive data responsibly.
Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor in difficult situations.

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE/SKILLS NEEDED:
Some background in measuring push/pull, lift and gripping forces.
Understanding of percentiles, basic statistics, and OSHA record keeping.
Experience with NIOSH RWL methodology is helpful.

 

       

How to apply:  Visit your Career Services office and speak with an advisor for your major.   Then visit the following site to complete an online application http://bmw.recruitsoft.com/servlets/CareerSection?art_ip_action=FlowDispatcher&flowTypeNo=13&pageSeq=1&art_servlet_language=en&csNo=10131

Application Deadline:  March 21, 2003