Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Summer Intern

  • Safran
  • Huntington Beach, CA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2020
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Safran is seeking candidates for Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Summer Internships in our Huntington Beach, CA location. These internships will provide students with professional experience that will enhance their classroom learning.

The job will involve working on various operational improvement projects and supporting fellow ME / IE in their projects. The intern will support in solving manufacturing issues and reducing the time to manufacture products with the implementation of time saving measures.

Summary of Duties:

  • Identify areas of waste on the shop floor and provide improvement ideas.
  • Lead improvement projects and problem solving.
  • Perform time studies on operations to define work content and evaluate headcount requirements on existing and new production lines.
  • Lead teams in 5S and Kaizen events
  • Drive quality, efficiency and output across the area, upholding the highest Health and Safety performance.
  • Provide training and assistance to production personnel for all facets related to the manufacturing of the product.
  • Solve manufacturing issues and communicate solutions to design engineering.
  • Analyze process risks (ie: PFMEA)
  • Draft and design layout of equipment, materials and workspace to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Understand Material Flow and propose improvements.
  • Identify and, deploy tooling to aid in production processes.
  • Act as shop liaison between design engineers and production to ensure products are built to specifications and engineering documents.
Candidate skills & requirements 


Education: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree in Industrial Engineering or another related engineering field. GPA 3.2 or above.
Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), AutoCAD, design software (Catia V5 preferred), Minitab.

Other Skills:

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Willingness to learn new software applications
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced, deadline driven team environment
  • Solid organizational and multitasking skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 

Company information

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Cabin provides all elements of a seamlessly integrated Cabin Interior. From the overhead bins, lavatories and galleys to crew rests and cargo containers, either as independent world class products or as a fully integrated cabin. The company is headquartered in Huntington Beach in Southern California, USA and operates 30 sites in 11 countries. The over 13.000 employees across the globe serve virtually all the airlines, aircraft leasing companies and airframe manufacturers worldwide.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School