Continuous Improvement Intern



United States, Michigan, Canton, Michigan

Remote Position: 


April 17th, 2023



Job Summary:  The Continuous Improvement Intern will be the primary support for the development of Lean and Six Sigma focused projects. In addition, the role will be responsible for data collection and analysis, leading cross functional team efforts to reduce waste, improving process flow and identify project savings by using engineering approaches for problem solving.


• Develop the business in continuous improvement to ensure competitiveness. 
• Responsible for identifying and addressing project opportunities.
• Supports in project execution and facilitation.
• Reviews and collects data to drive efficiency improvements.
• Conduct technical assessments of manufacturing equipment and operations to 
identify non-value-added tasks and waste contributors.
• Lead cross functional technical teams in focused improvement workshops 
balancing time, resources and cost variables.
• Use root cause analysis techniques to understand the source of the issues and 
develop specific action plans to address the issues.
• Create process flow maps.
• Grow skills in Lean and Green Belt to better facilitate improvement activities.
• Analyze CAD parts and tolerances to identify stack up. 
• Run packing simulation trials to develop standard database for the business.

• Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing 
Engineering from ABET accredited university or equivalent. 
• Technical skills or experience with GD&T, Six Sigma, Lean Methods, PFMEA, 8D, 
Control Plan, Statistics and 3D CAD are preferred.
• Working knowledge of manufacturing and plant environments preferred.
• Strong organization and presentation skills required.
• Proficient with investigating complex problems and applying sound technical judgment to develop possible solutions.
• High level of interpersonal skills and ability to organize and conduct effective crossfunctional team meetings.
• Critical thinker focused on prevention of issues.
• Self-motivated with leadership mentality.
• Able to effectively lead root cause analysis and continuous improvement efforts.
• Experience in manufacturing environments preferred.
• Strong mathematical foundation required. 
• US and international travel as required. (10%)

About Constellium Van Buren 
Constellium Van Buren is a state-of-the-art production facility which produces customized aluminum automotive structures and crash management systems for our OEM customers, and features advanced development and prototyping capabilities. Located at the heart of the automotive industry in metro Detroit, the plant works closely with our OEM customers and suppliers to ensure our products meet precise performance specifications.

Constellium Intern Benefits and Program Information
Are you ready to gain actual professional experience in the work place? Constellium’s internship/Co-Op program is proud to provide you real life experience and projects that will grow your skillset and help you stand out amongst your peers. The program involves working with multiple departments, developmental opportunities, and intern outings for networking opportunities. The goal is bringing you on full-time so if you are looking to grow with a company that is willing to invest in you as an individual then don’t miss out on this opportunity. 

Details about internship/Co-op program below:

•    Intern offers are done based on Fall (September – December), Winter (January - April), and Summer (May - August) semesters. 
•    Intern offers only last for one semester at a time and will have specified start and end dates. 
•    Interns and co-ops will need to complete a background check, drug screen, and physical before starting employment with Constellium.
•    Interns and co-ops will turn in a copy of their transcript at the beginning of every new work term and or semester.
•    Interns and co-ops can be offered additional work terms after graduation. Once they reach a year after graduation, interns and co-ops will not be offered another work term.
•    Time off
           Interns and co-ops will receive 2 paid personal days per work term and or semester 
           Interns and co-ops can take unpaid time off per manager approval.
•  401K
           Interns are eligible to participate in Constellium’s 401K Program effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
•    Reimbursements 
         •    Interns and Co-ops qualify for the safety shoe and safety glasses 
         •    reimbursement.
         •    Interns and co-ops will receive pay raises based on their class standing. In order to get a pay raise interns and co-ops will need to turn in their                         transcript. 
         •    Interns and co-ops are eligible for a monthly $500 housing stipend if they live 50 miles away from their home location. To receive the stipend interns                 and co-ops will need to fill out the housing stipend form and provide the required documentation. 
         •    Interns and co-ops qualify for expense reimbursements, only if they had manager and intern coordinator approval ahead of time


Constellium is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.