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Continuous Improvement Intern in Vista, CA at Watkins Wellness

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

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Job Description

Job Description


We are looking for an excellent student to join us for approximately three months over the summer for this exciting internship opportunity to work with our Continuous Improvement team!  In this internship, you will learn about and participate in key projects related to Continuous Improvement, Lean initiatives, Kaizen projects and the manufacturing process. 


  • Are you creative?  You will create a process for keeping our Visual Work Instructions (VWI) current.
  • Do you have strong interpersonal skills?  You’ll have the opportunity to work with Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Associates, and Supervisors to bring our VWI’s up to the current requirements.
  • Are you organized?  You’ll be heavily involved in implementing 5S (a workplace organization methodology) in our office environment.
  • Are you analytical? You’ll develop three Error Proofing devices or methodologies to prevent defects from occurring in the manufacturing environment.
  • Can you identify process improvements?  You will participate on a kaizen events where you will be responsible for creating Operator Line Balance and complete Time Studies.
  • Are you a team player?  You will work closely with the Continuous Improvement department and assist in a variety of additional department activities.


  • To be actively pursuing a degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Information Systems, or another directly related field at an accredited college or university.
  • An overall and major-specific GPA must be a minimum 3.0 or higher.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement or Lean concepts is plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States (will be hired through a temporary agency).

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).


Full or Part Time

Full time

Watkins is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.