Nexteer Automotive 2019 Industrial Engineering Summer Internship in Saginaw, Michigan

The objective of the Student Programs at Nexteer Automotive is to select students with high potential and provide them with "real world" work experiences. Work assignments expose students to many of the company’s products, processes, procedures, problems, resources, staff areas and people so that they become aware of the career opportunities at Nexteer Automotive. Assignments are designed to assimilate acquired classroom education with actual hands-on work experience in a technical environment. In addition, Nexteer Automotive gains the opportunity to find new talent to enhance productivity.


  • Address assigned ergonomic and other health and safety concerns

  • Develop continuous improvement plans for areas of responsibility

  • Perform data collection studies as required (time studies, downtime studies, etc)

  • Analyze departments using Manufacturing System Design Tool set and other analytical tools to establish priorities for department improvement efforts

  • Implement Nexteer Production System best practices and common systems

  • Ensure machines and operators are working at the standard production rates; be able to trouble shoot any problems

  • Maintain process documentation (MSD, standardized work, routings, layouts)

  • Support Engineers on processing and reviewing data

  • Assist in design of manufacturing value stream and analysis to ensure built in quality, high capacity and resource utilization.

  • Analyze value stream costs and determine how to improve

  • Analyze manufacturing capacity and utilization

  • Design standardized work to support the manufacturing sequence, prepare documentation to support, and communicate to plant personnel

  • Candidate must have the right to work in the US without current or future sponsorship


  • Must be attending a 4-year university

  • Must have a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Candidate must be able to work in the US without current or future sponsorship

  • Must be studying Bachelor's in Engineering:

  • ​Industrial Engineering preferred, but not required

  • High level of analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Excel and powerpoint skills required

  • Structured problem solving skills (Fast X/ Six Sigma)

  • Knowledge of TS-16949 and ISO-14001

Jobs may vary dependent upon Supervisor and company needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women

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