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Intern, Capital Projects

This purpose of this position is to learn the fundamentals of capital project management and lead a portion of a business process improvement project within the capital projects group.
Project Management & Business Process Improvement:

  • Collaborate with others to build an understanding of current state and define a future state vision
  • Create clear team objectives and develop a project plan with support and guidance from an experienced project manager
  • Utilize continuous improvement/innovation techniques and tools to transform a business process
  • Lead a cross functional team to deliver the process improvement(s) and quantify impact
Project Documentation:
  • Ensure job files are stored per company policy
  • Ensure management of change procedures are followed and documented
  • Maintain project documents and electronic document control for easy electronic archival and retrieval

  • Organize and lead team and project related meetings
  • Assign action items during meetings and hold parties accountable through persistent communication
  • Communicate progress to stakeholders and be able to present to larger groups
  • Help bridge between the plant, corporate offices, and contractors
  • Develop a capstone presentation to deliver to senior leaders at the end of the internship
Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be available for daily work and overtime as required
  • Be resourceful
  • Communicate effectively with customers and co-workers (oral and written)
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner – summarizing complex topics and agendas into manageable communications
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Work independently or in a team as needed
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously in order to meet deadlines
  • Possess the following competencies: Decision Making, Analytical Problem Solving, Cooperative Teamwork, and Initiative.
  • Must have/maintain current driver’s license and meet REG insurance guidelines to operate corporate vehicles
  • Some travel may be required.
Education Required:
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Engineering or other degree with business process improvement experience
Experience Required: 
Relevant courses, club participation, and/or previous internship experience related to business process improvement preferred
Skills Required: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, organization, and creative problem solving skills
  • Basic financial analysis abilities
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
Special skills or knowledge preferred:

  • Experience with continuous improvement tools such as DMAIC, Six Sigma, Lean, etc.