Spring 2022 Industrial Engineering Co-Op / Intern

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As the Continuous Improvement Co-op/Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to: Interact with all facets of the manufacturing process from material delivery of raw material to finished product. The position will work with multiple departments and processes to drive continuous improvement. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, and Six Sigma techniques, work on cross-functional teams, learn a multitude of manufacturing processes, and expand one’s engineering knowledge in a hands-on manufacturing environment.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Process Improvements: identification, evaluation, and justification
  • Process development, standardization, optimization, and innovation
  • Learn and apply key tools including: Time study, Lean Flow Analysis, MODAPTS, Statistical Analysis, Capability Analysis
  • Develop standard work and visual aid development
  • Develop & analyze value stream maps
  • Line process evaluation & balancing
  • Plant process-material flow simulation & layout optimization
  • 5S/Ergonomic/Safety/Team participation
  • CAD Modeling and drafting (AutoCAD & Solid Edge)
  • May perform other duties as assigned


A successful Industrial Engineering Co-Op / Intern will meet the following requirements:


    • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program focusing on Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or a related field
    • Strong Microsoft Office software knowledge (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Ability to collect and manipulate data in Excel and Minitab
    • Ability to work in a cross functional environment
    • Self-directed and motivated for completion of projects
    • Be able to schedule and complete projects from start to finish
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Reliable transportation
    • US Citizen or Green Card Holder





Health, Safety, and Environmental


The Industrial Engineering Co-op/Intern must act as a safety champion in the Butler Manufacturing Operations. The Co-op/Intern must drive safety improvements daily through the following actions:


  1. Develop process improvements with a “safety first” attitude
  2. Immediately address any potential safety issues with the appropriate personnel
  3. Review and evaluate ergonomic and safety concerns and risks for active projects



Physical Demands: Physical demands of performing the duties of this job include, but are not limited to, occasionally lifting/handling up to <=50.

Non-Physical Demands: Self-directed and motivated for completion of projects, able to schedule and complete projects from start to finish, time management, multi-tasking, working closely with others as a team.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate works around mechanical hazards, noise and or vibration on a daily basis. Extreme temperatures, wetness / humidity and being outdoors are seasonally in nature.

Education and Experience: Sophomore-Senior level, currently enrolled in an undergraduate program focusing on Mechanical or Industrial engineering related field

Computer Skills: Computer literate.

Language Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills



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