Performance Excellence Summer Intern - Forest City, NC

Forest City / North Carolina / United States

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Performance Excellence Summer Intern - Forest City, NC

5900 Grassy Creek Blvd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27105
United States

Career Opportunity:

Few intern positions give you as much exposure to the manufacturing process. As a WestRock Performance Excellence Intern, you'll apply classroom knowledge to meaningful projects which have direct impact on productivity and our company's bottom line. Our interns are typically challenged to conduct process engineering work in the analysis, planning and control of the manufacturing process. By the end of your assignment, our mission is to have positively impacted your curriculum and career goals in preparation for life after college.

What you need to succeed:

  • Sophomore or junior level student in pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering required
  • Technical aptitude, a hands-on mindset and software proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to travel: under 5%

How you will impact WestRock:

Apply your skills to increase efficiency, reliability, and productivity in WestRock’s manufacturing environment as you own assignments which support production and Performance Excellence leaders. By the completion of your assignment, you will earn your Yellow Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma. In this role, heavy emphasis is placed on safety, teamwork, process improvement and troubleshooting. You will lead a Yellow Belt project that helps advance the performance of the plant along their continuous improvement journey.

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


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