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Temporary Continuous Improvement Intern

at Van Meter in Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Intern
Department: OE - CI
Reports To: TBD
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
EEO Code: 04A
Revision Date: September 2015

Summary:

The CI Intern will focus on projects and initiatives that support the various departments we support. This individual works closely with their Mentor and the CI Team to learn more about our Company, build their product knowledge and understand basic Continuous Improvement and Project Management strategies. Our CI Intern will develop their skills and knowledge in order to complete projects led by CI. This individual displays behaviors that support our culture, our 5 P’s and our purpose to be our customer’s competitive advantage.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

Job shadowing various roles and departments to learn about Van Meter
Partner with CI team to learn basic CI concepts
Attend and participate in CI meetings
Achieve a strong competency in all needed tools, systems and processes
Manage communication as directed
Perform assigned tasks as directed

Critical Success Factors:

Proficient in facilitation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, Strong communication skills written and oral
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail
Self motivated and energetic
Willingness to learn, grow, and adapt to change
Ability to maintain a positive attitude and solid work ethic
Dependable
Demonstrated decision-making ability, able to analyze work load and establish priorities with deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively with all departments
Strong team orientation yet able to work independently

Job Requirements/Specifications:

High School Graduate
Currently enrolled in a College or University pursuing Associates or Bachelor’s degree
Considered a Leader
Excellent ability to learn and implement new software packages quickly
Proven people skills
Able to commit to a set work schedule
Proficient in Microsoft Office software specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

O=Occasional, less than 1 time per week
S=Some, less than 1/3 of the time
F=Frequent, from 1/3 to 2/3s of the time
C=Consistent, more than 2/3s of the time
B=Blank, not required


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