INTERN - Continuous Improvement in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

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Job Description

Arconic, Whitehall Operations, a division of Arconic Engines is a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, performance coatings, and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets. For more information on Arconic, visit us online at
Our internships begin mid to late May and end in early to mid August. Internship length will depend on the location, but typically lasts between 8 - 12 weeks.  
A Continuous Improvement Intern will work under the supervision of the Continuous Improvement Manager and will assist with:
  • Analyzing production data
  • Eliminating in-process waste and cycle-to-cycle variations
  • Standardizing work for critical operations
  • Creating presentations for trainings and report-outs
  • Implementing Total Productive Maintenance systems
  • Participate in kaizen events
Why join us? Your education is just beginning! Our interns have the opportunity to be part of real world business scenarios. Their skills are sharpened as full members of a project team, working alongside leaders in partnership with business unit clients. Interns are assigned projects based on their business unit specifications which will vary depending on location. Some of the highlights as a member of the team are professional development opportunities, plant tours, and social activities with other interns and colleagues. With over 60 locations across the US, there are opportunities to work in a variety places around the country. Internships typically run from May/June through August.
What are we looking for? We look for interns with: • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement • A strong record of team, project and/or people leadership in a work setting and/or extracurricular activities • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment • Willingness to take initiative to understand the business • An aptitude for problem solving; strong writing and verbal communication skills • Previous successful experience as an active member of a team • A strong commitment to excellence and to personal and professional growth • Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident and high energy.



Basic Requirements
  • A minimum of a Sophomore status and currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.
Preferred Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate has a strong interest in manufacturing processes and management and problem solving
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a self-directed or team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Relevant internship/work/research experience a plus
  • Strong people skills
  • Strong background with Microsoft Office products