Intern or thesis student - Development of operational excellence in manufacturing

Liechtenstein, Schaan
Reference No: 7516

What's the role?

Bringing operational excellence to the next level will be the main target of this internship.
In order to increase speed and agility within the plant you will be running projects related to agile planning, smart factory and value-stream optimization. If you are goal-oriented, innovative and self-reliant, you will be part of a small and motivated team that will support you to realize your full potential.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With some 28,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

As intern in our department, you will be part of the lean team with a high focus on the implementation of projects regarding operational excellence in the manufacturing area, leading to a higher level in transparency, adaptability and predictability.

Your key responsibilities will be to support the lean team by developing a smart factory vision road map and evaluate the existing use cases within the plant. Additionally, you will analyse the value stream for a specific product family and find ways to achieve the perfect flow. This may be complemented by facilitating kaizen workshops.

Moreover, the internship will give insights regarding the sales & operations process & agile planning which is currently under implementation throughout the whole organization. You will support the team to integrate further production steps & suppliers, which will lead to higher accuracy in planning and forecasting, as well as a higher product availability to our customers.

The Lean Department acts as change agent to implement innovative mindsets within the organization.

What do we offer?

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team.
So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.

What you need is:

  • Bachelor's degree and currently studying in a master’s program with an economic or technical background
  • Good IT and Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Enthusiasm to learn and drive to succeed
  • Strong team skills, interest in working in a multinational team
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in English and ideally another language
  • High commitment and self-responsibility
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality

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