AM General Lean Six Sigma Intern in Mishawaka, Indiana

Lean Six Sigma InternMishawaka, IN 46545

Company Overview:

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Livonia, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes three wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer General Engine Products, automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products, and Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Ind.

AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

General Description:

Facilitate at least 3 green belt level projects throughout the organization. Success will be measured based on projects driven to completion from scoping through claiming cost savings/process improvement.


  • Assist in training personnel in Lean and Six Sigma tools including standard work, cellular manufacturing, one piece flow, SMED, Kanban, pull systems, process mapping, root cause analysis, poka-yoke/error proofing.

  • Aid in project scoping and facilitation to help build a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Create mathematical models of processes, including touch/flow time analysis and first pass yield.

  • Creation of process flows and value stream analysis to better understand the business and inputs/outputs of a process.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • College student going into their Junior or Senior year studying Industrial engineering or related field; knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and DMAIC steps.

  • Strong problem solving, data analysis, and organizational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to be work independently and lead teams.

Physical Effort:

Light physical effort- intermittent sitting, standing, walking, no major physical strain

Working Conditions:

Position is both in an office and manufacturing facility. You could be exposed to moderate level noises, fumes, dust, heat and dirt. This position also requires one to work both alone and as a team.