Manufacturing Intern - Spring 2023 in Farmington, MN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 12/28/2022

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20805 Eaton Ave Farmington Minnesota 55024-7932

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce. Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Manufacturing Intern position in the NA Ops Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be an active participant in contributing to the goals of the NA Operations Farmington team. You will learn a tremendous amount in this role and will be given exposure to other parts of the business, including subject matter experts from a wide variety of divisions and professions.  We are looking for a student available to work full time and/or part-time hours during the fall semester (August – December). This role is ideal for a self-motivated and driven engineering/business student who has a desire to learn and grow in a manufacturing environment where your work will make a difference on a daily basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with engineering, supply chain, HR, operations, quality and safety on projects and daily work functions.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing solutions to improve business processes.
  • Apply lean/manufacturing principles in order to achieve business objectives.
  • Assist with the establishment of production standards.
  • Work with an operations team consisting of production staff, production support, quality assurance and operations.
  • Assist in identifying capacity constraints, quality issues, design improvements, as well as additional processes.
  • Participate in hands-on learning experiences through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.
  • Present learning and recommendations to various business leaders in both individual and group project formats.
  • Other duties as required/assigned.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Enrolled in accredited university and actively pursuing a degree in a manufacturing/mechanical engineering, civil engineering and/or business operations, supply chain, safety, etc.
  • Junior or senior standing.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint application.
  • Demonstrated strong communication interpersonal, verbal, written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving/critical thinking skills.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in a manufacturing plant environment and the incumbent needs to be able to move about the office and all areas of the plant which are producing product lines for the company. Some exposure to somewhat disagreeable work conditions such as dust, dirt, heat, fumes, and cold as well as noise levels above 80 decibels may be present when doing projects in the production area. Work conditions vary throughout the week depending on the project(s) the intern is assigned to. There will be visits to both indoor and outdoor locations during all seasons of the year. There is no international travel required for this position. The work environment can be fast-paced and demanding at times.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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