Volvo Group Intern: Lean Manufacturing Engineer (Fall 2018) in Byhalia, Mississippi

Logistics Operations Americas is part of GTO and has approximately 1,000 employees in more than 20 locations within the region. Our job is to design, handle and optimize the supply chain for all Volvo Group brands. The scope for Logistics Services includes making sure material is delivered to the production facilities, packaging is available, vehicles are distributed to the dealers, and that management of material, warehouses and distribution ensures the availability of parts everywhere in the world. We make sure all logistics services are delivered with world class operational excellence.

We have exciting opportunities for the right individuals at our 1,000,000 SF central Distribution Center in Byhalia, MS. The new Byhalia DC is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Memphis, TN.

Purpose of the Position

The Lean Manufacturing Engineering internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to promote the graduate’s career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for the Volvo Byhalia, Columbus facility by working on important and innovative projects.

The internship role will start in the Fall of 2018 and run through the Spring of 2019 as a part-time position with a target of 20 hours per week . The specific work days and hours will be flexible, but agreed upon with the hiring manager.

Professional Objectives

  • Weekly Writing Assignments - Brief written summaries of the learning experiences and project updates will be required

  • Project Presentations - Formal project presentations will be required to be presented to peers, management, and senior leaders within the organization

  • Mentor Feedback - Throughout the entire summer experience, the mentor will provide verbal and written feedback on performance

  • Formal Written Performance Review - At the end of the internship, each intern will be given a formal written evaluation based on their work performance

Project Objectives

  • Develop manuals, procedures and work instructions

  • Trainer Industrial Works and Office Works (Manuals, Procedures and Work Instructions)

  • Support Problem Solve Methodology (5Why's, 5W2H, 5G, 7Quality Tools, Ishikawa and PDCA)

  • Implement projects focus on (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Environmental and People)

  • Support on Lean Manufacturing tools implementation (VPS- Volvo Production System)

  • Support to develop Key Process Index

  • Create monthly VPS reports of the results of processes

  • Support to basic Lean Manufacturing tools (5S, Standard Work, Kaizen, A3)

  • Update the VPS boards

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Applicants should be interested in in a professional career as a Lean Manufacturing Engineer, Logistic Engineer and Industrial Engineer at a warehouse or manufacturing facility

  • Applicants must be pursing and enrolled in an Engineering degree at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship

  • Applicants should also have a working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Good interpersonal relationship, teamwork, culture for quality, customer focus, innovation /process optimization, results orientation

About us

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.

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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran