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Operational Excellence Intern

Requisition Number: P12140

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: New Richmond


This position is intended as a temporary Internship. It is a paid position, but offers no benefits.  


Responsible for the effective implementation and management of lean tools, systems and principles. Lead focused, proactive problem-solving efforts to improve processes and SQDC metrics. Responsible to identify and improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational processes to improve efficiencies, reduce cost, and increase customer satisfaction.  In addition, find and implement ways to eliminate waste in processes by increasing productivity, maximizing efficiency, and managing human capital more effectively by utilizing Lean techniques

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and lead process improvement projects and teams to drive continuous improvement and cultural change
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to make operations more efficient and reduce the 8 Wastes of Lean
  • Maximize improvement and cost savings by proactively identifying areas for improvement, leading lean initiatives and projects, utilizing lean tools and techniques, analyzing and reporting key metrics, communicating continuous improvement activities and training team members to accomplish the same
  • Lead root cause analysis, evaluating production metrics and trends, improving material flow, creating project plans, creating and improving process documentation
  • Lead projects to achieve business, quality, and compliance objectives
  • Some programs may have vision requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Actively pursuing a bachelors’ degree in engineering or related technical discipline      
  • Knowledge of Lean tools (SMED, VSM, 5S, Kanban, Kaizen, KPIs, JIT, etc.), systems, and principles preferred

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to work with all levels in the organization, as well as with customers and vendors
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of engineering project systems
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Strong team player

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