Intern - Manufacturing Operations

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #2326
Thursday, February 22, 2024

At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

Position Overview

Assists Operations Manager and Lean Process Managers with projects, process improvements, and operations administration.


Essential Functions

Function:  Lean/Continuous Improvement Projects

  • Time study existing processes and make recommendations to update our current systems to new time standards.
  • Implement improvement ideas generated by process improvement system.
  • Work with Plant Technicians to get feedback on process improvements.
  • Assist manufacturing engineers with improvement of current processes including plant layout changes.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers regarding project status.


Function: Operations Support

  • Engage in safety audits and incident investigations.
  • Perform safety observations.
  • Assist with investigating quality issues.
  • Attend some management meetings.




  • Must be a current Junior or Senior student working towards a Bachelor’s degree with engineering, operations, supply chain or business focus.



  • Previous manufacturing experience strongly preferred.



  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint a benefit).
  • Blueprint reading.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Willingness to do hands on work.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail orientated with the ability to follow multiple projects through to completion.
  • Creative and energetic

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Intern
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  • Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America