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Flowserve Corporation Continuous Improvement Intern in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Company Overview:

Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.

Role Summary:

She/He will assist to drive the CI-Continuous Improvement strategy within the site. Promote the culture of continuous improvement through the application of Lean Manufacturing tools and Operational Excellence initiatives to achieve the goals of the site. The position is responsible for promoting, coordinating and supervising the CI Events Rewards Program, support some training activities and following up on improvement strategies in coordination with the site's Black Belt and leadership team.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

Ensure compliance with CI Events program on site, manages the CI Rewards Program, assist in the Implementation of FLS (Corporate Lean strategies) and tools, document best practices and help employees to document best practices on the FLSQuest system, support initiatives and lead Kaizens Events/projects with supervisors of the site. Give support for the correct monitoring of the SFM (Shop Floor Management) methodology. Assist with the CI activities/projects in Planning and Order Management areas.


  • Ensure compliance with Kaizen program on site.

  • Assist in implementation of Global CI strategies and tools.

  • Document best practices in the CIPQuest system.

  • Support initiatives and projects of the departments at the site.

  • Give support for the correct monitoring of the CI methodology.

Requirements / Professional Education:

  • 3rd or 4th year pursuing an Engineering degree

Preferred Experience / Skills:




Analysis capacity

Communication and coaching skills (assistant in training)

Ability to coordinate workshops/Kaizen teams.


Passion to develop and make his/her professional career.

Knowledge in:

Continuous improvement tools & methods, Lean manufacturing, SFM (Shop Floor Management), 6S, Kaizen workshops, Problem Solving tools, good knowledge on Excel spreadsheets.

Job Advertising Title: Continuous Improvement Intern

Primary Posting Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan US

Job Posting Category: Operations

Employment Type: Part time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 51427BR

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