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Intern - Supply Chain/Manufacturing - Summer 2019

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all - that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.
The Role: Xylem seeks to hire an intern for Summer 2019, as a member of the Supply Chain/Manufacturing Operations Organization. The candidate will assist in process development and maintenance, continuous improvement activities, and operations support. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a fast paced, fluid environment, while ensuring that project initiatives are met. The candidate will also work closely with design and quality teams to insure the full integration of quality products. If you are excited and passionate to work on state-of-the art technology trends, we want to hear from you!
We want someone who:
Is interested in understanding how a product performs and the impact that manufacturing processes, supply chain, and operations have on our business performance
Is interested in monitoring process yields and cost, recommending and implementing quality improvements based on these metrics
Has the ability to solve problems (related to materials, designs, equipment, or people) in a timely manner
Wants to participate in the development and execution of new and improved manufacturing/business processes
Drive and help to establish best practices and standardization across organizations
Has a strong sense of ownership and drive
Wants to learn from experienced engineers, architects and managers
Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
Has strong customer focus
Minimum Requirements:
Attending an accredited University studying toward a Bachelor's of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, or equivalent.
Minimum rising junior in standing
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Basic knowledge of test methodologies and statistical tools used to solve problems
Willingness to work in a manufacturing environment
Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally with both local and remote sites
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of engineers to meet aggressive goals and high quality standards
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high visibility environment and work well as part of a team
Desired Requirements:
Have exposure to Six Sigma/Lean Methodology preferred
Strong oral and written technical communication skills
Experience working collaboratively within a team environment of other engineers to meet aggressive goals and high quality standards
Physical Demands
Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
Work Environment
Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
EOE including disability and veteran


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