Intern - Engineering/Operations

North Ridgeville, OH


The primary objective of the Engineering Intern is to assist the business unit in meeting its strategic goals by assisting and supporting Kaizen Events, Plant Layout and Work Cell Design, Document Control, Process Improvements and Supply Chain Initiatives. All work is completed under guidance and direction of the Plant Process Engineer. Position is on-site North Ridgeville, OH Manufacturing Facility.


• Assist with project management activities to support manufacturing.

• Learn manufacturing processes to recommend and implement new solutions.

• Work and resolve quality issues affecting product or manufacturing methods.

• Provide input on production layouts utilizing Lean tools and methods to eliminate waste.

• Work with operators, team leaders and value stream planners to optimize process center layouts and designs, incorporating material flow and line balancing.

• Provide manufacturing cycle time readings to improve manufacturing routings and labor standards.

• Support the promotion of Lean culture in the organization by working with business areas to complete events and projects required to implement Future State Plans.

• Learn and apply Lean principles and tools for implementing creative solutions for system and process improvements. Tools include but are not limited to Standard work, 3-P, TPM, SMED, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, and 5S.

• Participate in cross-functional Lean Kaizen events to broaden expertise and apply Lean methods to eliminate waste.

• Participate in the coordination of periodic updates of progress during events.

• Use Lean techniques to aid in performance of process reviews and establishing standardized operating procedures and work instructions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above. The job requirements and physical demands listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability to perform the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


• Ability to work full time including overtime for the term outlined.

• Ability to work independently on projects after instruction or guidance.

• Good project management and organizational skills.

• Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment of change and uncertainty.

• Ability to work cross functionally within the organization.

• Proficient PC skills (Microsoft Office Products, CAD software etc.).

• Excellent communication and presentation skills, including strong active listening skills.

• Proven ability to analyze, interpret and draw meaningful and accurate conclusions from data.

• An energetic, resourceful, and hands-on individual with a strong drive for change.


• Progress towards a BS or BA degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.

• Minimum 1 semester SolidWorks & AutoCAD preferred.

• Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred.

• Authorized to work in the U.S.

Job Types: Full–Time, Internship