Intern: Internal Material Handling (Fall 2021) in Macungie at Volvo Group

Date Posted: 5/16/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Intern
  • Location:
    Macungie
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2021

Job Description

About Us:

Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Mack Trucks, a member of The Volvo Group, is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. Part of Volvo’s Group Trucks Operations (GTO), the Macungie facility is one of 50 plants globally dedicated to the manufacturing of trucks. MACK® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.

Location:

7000 Alburtis Road
Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062

Purpose/Description:

The purpose of this internship is to allow the student/intern to prepare for their future by applying what was learned during coursework (theory, skill development, professionalism) to the working world. Interns will be provided extensive hands-on experience in their field of study. The intern will work on important and innovative projects alongside our experienced staff and engineers.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Records, analyze and evaluates issues affecting the timely delivery of parts and inventory levels; reports on trends and other data utilized in root cause analyses affecting the timely transfer of finished goods to the customer.
  • Support and develop Lean Material Flow principles and initiatives by participating in Kaizen activities throughout the facility.
  • Contributes to material layout and delivery route proposals by utilizing the “Go and See” approach on the shop floor and interacting with Material Technicians.
  • Develops, maintains, and updates the logistics processes and delivery systems to support and enhance plant production capabilities.
  • Identifies time critical material handling and delivery issues and executes a resolution plan in a timely and successful manner.

Critical Competencies:
  • 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
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills; proficient in Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Dependability/Reliability: Following through on commitments, producing timely work to required -- or higher -- standards, pitching in to get the job done
  • Flexibility: Performing a wide range of tasks, responding to changes in direction and priorities, and accepting new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
  • Self-starter; works independently; takes initiative
  • Ability to react to issues impacting production with a sense of urgency, promptly assessing the issue and developing a feasible action plan and following it through to successful completion
  • Thrives in a team-based environment

Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Must be currently pursuing a degree and can remain fully enrolled in program during the duration of the internship and have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate studies prior to the start of the internship.
  • Fall Interns are required work less than 30 hours per week and must be enrolled as full-time student.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Preferred Degrees- Supply Chain, Mathematics, or Business (with Technical Focus)
  • Prefer a motivated Junior or Senior in good academic standing

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