Continuous Improvement Technicians

VolvoDublin, VA

3 months ago


Job Title

Intern: Technical Continuous Improvement (Spring 2024)

Job Location

United States

Job Overview

The internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a manufacturing environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through interaction with our professionals. Interns participate in professional activities for Volvo New River Valley Plant by working on practical, innovative, and important projects. This Internship provides structured learning experiences where interns and our professional teams work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo New River Valley Plant.


At the Volvo Group, we strive for a clear, transparent, and straightforward compensation approach, motivating you to contribute to the company's growth. For all intern and co-op positions, the hourly range is set at $16.00 - $46.00. The hourly rate for these roles is determined by several factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, academic classification, and degree-seeking area of study. In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as part of any final offer.

We also offer the following benefits to interns and co-ops:

  • Housing assistance
  • Countless career opportunities / internal mobility across our global organization
  • Training and personal development


The position requires a candidate that has a continuous improvement mindset and enjoys working on problem-solving. The student will be involved in:

  • Data collection, data analysis, and root cause problem-solving activities utilizing 5 why and 4m problem solving methodologies
  • Working in cross-functional teams to help resolve issues in the manufacturing process
  • Applying lean manufacturing principles within the organization
  • Standard Operating Procedures and Audit reviews
  • Performing a Kaizen as part of the internship to show the results of assigned projects and gained benefits
  • Networking with professionals at the plant and other interns
  • Working with Volvo Continuous Improvement systems
  • Planning and executing tasks both individually and in team environments
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations for communication of new project ideas and reports


  • Attention to Detail: Monitoring adherence to standards and actively checking for accuracy of data received or generated before passing it on
  • Communication: listening effectively, transmitting information accurately and understandably and actively seeking feedback non-defensively
  • Flexibility: performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to promote a higher standard; pitching in to get the job done
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • IT Skills
  • Experience in EXCEL, MS Word, Power Point, and preference given to those with Power BI experience
  • Education curriculum: Engineering or Business Majors
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled and pursuing a degree in Engineering, or a similar field of study, at an accredited school and have completed 30 semester hours prior to the start of the internship
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75

We're excited for you to apply!

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