Position Description

Continuous Improvement Engineering Intern
Location Savage, MN
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Working at Fabcon

Do you want to work at the top tier pre-fabricated concrete wall manufacturing and construction company in the East Coast and Midwest?

Do you see yourself at a company on the cusp of rapid growth due to creative products, lean manufacturing expertise, and market dominance?

Do you dream of being on a team that values leadership development and career growth opportunities?

If so, a career at Fabcon may be for you.

We are the precast wall panel industry leader in the United States.

Are you looking for a fun and fast-paced internship that provides you business experience in both manufacturing and construction?  If so, then Fabcon Precast is your ideal choice!

Who We Are

  • Leader in design-to-installation precast concrete wall systems for over 45 years

  • In-house engineering, production, project management and field installation crews offer customized, seamless and unmatched value for our customers

  • Values-driven culture with focus on respect and continuous improvement

What You Will Gain

  • Experience in diverse areas of our business such as Safety, Quality, Project Management, Plant and Field Operations

  • Involvement to provide feedback and pursue ideas that have a positive impact on the organization

  • Mentorship and coaching from friendly and experienced professionals invested in your success

  • Appreciation for how your unique strengths and skills can create value for both yourself and the business

  • Exposure to different processes and systems that collaborate to design, manufacture, and install buildings throughout the United States and Canada

Purpose/Scope:

Under the direction of site Continuous Improvement Engineers, this position supports production leaders and personnel by executing tasks and applying Lean, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement methodologies to deliver improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost for manufacturing processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with operators to write standard work documents

  • Participates in Kaizen events and other project teams for the implementation of Lean Enterprise principles throughout the business

  • Leads problem solving activities on discrepancies identified through Management for Daily Improvement (MDI) tiered meetings

  • Analyzes data to identify critical causes and to verify corrective actions improve the system

  • Conducts 5S audits and leads 5S improvement activities

  • Conducts time studies and identifies waste activity.Leads activities to reduce that waste

  • Strong oral and written interpersonal skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher in a Bachelor of Engineering program focused on industrial or manufacturing engineering

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement principles and methods

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with team members, peers, and management at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to coach, and lead others. Strong team facilitation and leadership skills; able to address conflicts and obstacles and guide teams to achieve desired results

  • Good comprehension of the entire business value stream from customer to supplier

  • Effective communicator, able to speak to all audiences throughout the organization, understanding the various needs of audience members, and tailoring the message to address their concerns; strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)

Physical Requirements:

  • Office: Move 25 lbs (not for all jobs, reasonable accommodations will be made), work with computer for extended periods of time

  • Plant/Yard: Move minimum of 50 lbs., spatial awareness / depth perception, walk, climb, bend at the waist, reach, forceful use of hand tools, vocal projection

Work Environment:

  • Office: Quiet with some ambient noise, climate controlled, fluorescent lighting
  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or our plant locations in Ohio, Kansas and Pennsylvania during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-verify

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