Intern: Manufacturing Engineer Cab Factory (Spring 2020)
The purpose of this position is to assist the cab factory manufacturing engineering department with assignments specific to manufacturing processes.
The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a manufacturing environment, and to support/promote the graduate’s career goals through interaction with manufacturing engineering professionals. Interns participate in professional activities for the Volvo New River Valley Plant by working on practical, innovative and important projects. This Internship provides structured learning experiences where interns and our manufacturing engineering professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows student to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo New River Valley Plant.
Assignment will begin January 13, 2020 and continue through May 8, 2020 working between 12 and 20 hours/week.
- Review current labor standards identify and present ways to improve labor utilization, eliminating waste or non-value added work.
- Assist with developing and updating standardized work at each station and help implement lean manufacturing practices.
- Perform time studies on the shop floor using stopwatch and video.
- Learn and apply lean manufacturing principals within the cab factory welding and painting departments.
- The student needs to have intermediate Microsoft Excel skills for data analysis and creating graphs.
- The student will need to create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations for communicating work done throughout the summer and reporting on new project ideas.
Essential Skills & Experience
- Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on
- Communication: listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably and actively seeking feedback non-defensively
- Flexibility: performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
- Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to promote a higher standard; pitching in to get the job done
- Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
- Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in industrial and systems engineer or mechanical engineering at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship
- Must be enrolled as full-time student
- Student should have minimum GPA of 3.0
- Customer Focus
- Technical Skills
- Peer Relationships
- Integrity and Trust
- Standing Alone
- Action Oriented
- Time Management
- Availability for light travel
Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
We Participate in E-verify