Logistics Industrial Engineering Intern - Fall 2022

Job Description


At Siemens Mobility we live and nurture an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed. As part of Siemens Mobility, the Rolling Stock Division (RS) employs approximately nearly 1200 employees in Sacramento, CA and is part of the Siemens Mobility global Rail Systems Division

The RS product offerings include light rail vehicles, electric and diesel-electric locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trains. Core manufacturing processes include extensive car shell welding activities, bogie fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly. The logistics group manages all purchased and made materials supporting these manufacturing processes.


As an Logistics Industrial Engineering Intern your primary responsibility will be to drive the continuous improvement of safety, schedule, and cost savings through the use of Lean Manufacturing principles both in the warehouse and production floor. Working with the production core team members, you will lead the team in technical problem solving for topics including standard and non-standard work, tooling, material flow, safety, engineering drawings and BOMs, and process improvements.


What you will be doing:


  • Defining key production work steps, sequences, and durations to optimize logistics processes to support production needs
  • Generating and improving material flow paths and logistical needs for each production work order both in an MRP system and on the production floor (Material Handling).
  • Preparing future production/warehouse floor layouts to meet planned volume and production requirements.
  • Preparing standardized work instructions
  • Setting up work areas with proper processes, documentation, tooling, and equipment
  • Development of detailed specifications for tools and equipment for logistics and manufacturing processes using takt time, capacity calculations, engineering product design, and sourcing from vendors.
  • Leading logistics improvements, complex process changes, and technology changes including developing a core team, assigning / reporting to a steering committee, projecting efforts involved with implementation, and identifying impacts by generating and presenting ROI calculations.
  • Creating and reporting key performance indicators for current and future processes
  • Coordinating and communicating technical information to and from all levels of the organization including vendors, project managers, production team members, and operations managers.
  • Reviewing BOMs, CAD floorplans, and engineering drawings to gain an understanding of manufacturing process requirements such as job sequence, workflow, and takt time.

What you will need to be successful:


  • Firm project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.
  • Practical knowledge and experience in the implementation of the lean tool box.
  • Knowledge of benchmark material handling equipment, tools, and processes
  • A history of “hands-on” approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation within own areas of responsibility.
  • A history of driving projects in a very dynamic low volume start up production environment.
  • High school diploma or GED

    We would be impressed if you had:


  • Experience in a Manufacturing or Warehouse Environment
  • Completed or In-process bachelor’s degree or higher in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering (Or Equivalent Experience)
  • Experience using different types of bills of materials between engineering and production.
  • Experience in material handling and logistics implementation for launch of new production lines in a low speed production environment (e.g. rail, aviation/aerospace, naval, heavy equipment, etc.).
  • Work experience in the rail business, preferably in light rail, heavy rail, or related production
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar MRP / ERP systems is highly desired.
  • One or more certification (or equivalent coursework) in the following fields- Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Certification, OSHA Safety, Certified Manufacturing engineer, Supply Management, EIT, or Professional Engineering License
  • Practical experience utilizing and implementing lean methods and tools such as 5s, 7 Types of Waste (Muda), root cause analysis and corrective actions, Yamazumi Methods, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping / Process Flow Diagrams, ABC-XYZ Analysis, and Lean Shop Floor Management Model.
  • Practical experience training others on Lean topics, facilitating Lean improvement activities, Kaizen, Root Cause-Corrective Actions, 5S events, etc. Ability to promote Lean in Production, Lean in Quality, and Lean in the Office.
  • Practical experience using complex Factory Planning Methods such as defining high level warehouse plans, identifying / analyzing new technologies required, creating a value stream analysis, performing total space needs analysis, performing total capacity needs analysis, implementation planning, etc. preferred.
  • Practical experience developing technology roadmaps for a range of automation.
  • Bi-lingual German and English is a plus.
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish and English is a plus.

Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Student (Not Yet Graduated)

Full / Part time: Part-time

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