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Product Quality- Fall Internship in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 8/20/2018

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Job Description


The Product Quality Engineering Intern will support the process to address Quality related customer concerns with KIA products in the US market (emphasis on 19 MY Optima Embedded Telematics/Infotainment Systems Early Warning Reporting and Monitoring Program Support). In this role, he/she will have dual functions of analysis of quality data from multiple sources as well as conduct actual evaluation and testing of products. Intern will be exposed to several areas of the Product Quality department and related departments within Kia Motors America. The ultimate goal is to help improve Product Quality thereby strengthening KIA's brand leadership in the market.

Position located in Irvine, CA.


  • Assist in collecting and analyzing data from field staff, warranty data, CA files, Techline reports etc. Investigate product quality/service problems in Kia vehicles, and compose/ write comprehensive Technical Reports/Quality Information Reports (QIRs). 
  • Assist in development of Technical Service Bulletins, Newsletter and Pit Stop articles to communicate repair information and product changes to dealers. Advise Tech Line about repair procedures.
  • Assist in verifying effectiveness of product changes made by Kia Motors Corporation, and assist with field fix development. Recommend corrective actions and/or counter measures.
  • Create status reports and presentations for KMA management.
  • Provide new insights and viewpoints to PQ staff.



  • Currently enrolled in a mechanical, electrical, or related engineering Undergraduate degree program

Overall Related Experience:

  • Experience with and/or affinity for Bluetooth/Voice Recognition/Multi-media/Telematics/Navigation or similar systems preferred
  • Strong interest in automobiles.
  • Mechanical or electrical design, fabrication, and testing experience is beneficial.
  • Prior (automotive) internships or related automotive mechanical/electrical experience is a plus, but is not required.

This position will not displace any employee of KMA and is not meant to provide a benefit to KMA that would otherwise be provided to the company by an employee.