Industrial Engineering Intern

Salinas / California / United States

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Industrial Engineering Intern

1078 Merrill St, PO Box 81211
Salinas, California, 93912-1211
United States

We’re looking for an industrial engineering intern to join our creative production team, working to develop and improve manufacturing practices. Our production team is hard-working, goal-oriented and creative, and they are looking for an intern to train to help implement improved manufacturing practices. The intern hired for this position should expect to learn all facets of manufacturing including working in a real time manufacturing environment and gaining valuable skills and industry knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Work directly with production management, operators, engineers and equipment technicians on a project basis.

- Implement 5S and other lean manufacturing practices (Kaizen) throughout the production fabrication line

- Assist with production improvement projects (Kaizen)

- Help in performing time studies, work floor arrangement

- Industrial engineering background

- Strong organization and communication skills

- Arranging work stations with feedback from operations for improved efficiency.

- Conduct time studies and fine tuning arranged work stations

- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Junior or Senior standing towards a degree in Engineering or Business majors

  2. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, excel)

  3. Experience with other analytical planning tools.

  4. Strong analytic and statistic skills

  5. Ability to work independently and as a part of a tam

  6. A desire for continual self-improvement

  7. Excellent communications skills, verbal, and written.

  8. The ability to exercise good judgment in ambiguous situations


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