Intern Technical Continuous Improvement Spring 2022

Website Volvo

Position Description


The purpose of this position is to assist the continuous improvement department with assignments specific to VPS tools.

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 continuous improvement 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 lean manufacturing 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 began January 10, 2022 and continue through May 5, 2022 working up to 30 hours/week with a minimum of 12 hours per week required.
Core Responsibilities:
Coach factory floor personnel on developing and documenting continuous improvement activities.
Updating and maintaining FI project registry.
Collaborate with other focus areas on documenting and registering focused improvements.
Develop, implement and present semester project eliminating waste from a system using focused improvement methodology.

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
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in industrial and systems engineering, or similar field of study, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship
Student should have minimum GPA of 3.0

Personal Qualifications:

Customer Focus
Technical Skills
Peer Relationships
Integrity and Trust
Standing Alone
Action Oriented
Time Management
Availability for light travel

About us

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success.

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