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Continuous Improvement Intern (Summer 2018)

Continuous Improvement Intern (Summer 2018)

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Position Location:  Winston-Salem Plant, Winston-Salem, NC

Business Unit: North America


Primary Function

The Continuous Improvement Engineer Intern will work with a Mentor to gain valuable real-world experience in issues that impact business processes. This role will support Lean Six Sigma manufacturing methodologies, as well as facilitating an operational culture of Lean thinking.


Key Deliverables


  • Assists manager in establishing baseline and target metrics for key business/functional processes. 
  • Works with LSS Practitioners and Continuous Improvement Teams to understand and build organizational strengths.
  • Set up and perform measurement system analysis as needed as part of LSS projects and as requested by the lab.
  • Obtain LSS Yellow Belt and complete a minimum of one project. 
  • Participate in root cause analysis that utilizes team problem solving approach to resolve issues identified in design or manufacturing, and supports execution of corrective actions.
  • Participate in small Kaizen events / workshops and process improvement teams.
  • Utilize data analysis tools to identify improvement opportunities in different areas. 
  • Assist with the facilitation of idea generation workshops with operators and management.
  • Collaborates across business and functional units in the region to ensure alignment of improvement initiative.
  • Work as part of a technical group in a multi-cultural and diverse work environment to accomplish a common goal.


Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:


  • Completed at least two years of coursework towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering or related field.
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • Assertive, creative, energetic, and positive thinking
  • Demonstrate analytical problem solving skills
  • Developed multi-tasking and time management skills
  • PC skilled with word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet experience
  • Eligibility for work in the U.S without sponsorship required. Reliable transportation to the plant is required


Desired behavior, personal attributes,(Leadership Imperatives And Competencies):


  • Demonstrated leadership capability and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team with strong leadership, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, strong work ethic, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team member with a variety of people at all levels within the organization
  • Proactive and innovative with a strong will to succeed