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RDC Operations Intern (Summer 2023)

Company: Werner Electric Supply
Location: Appleton
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Operations Intern - Appleton (Summer 2022)

"A Great Place to Work"

Werner Electric Supply is a company with a storied history rooted in the Fox Valley. Founded in 1948, we have grown from a small business in downtown Neenah to a company that now supports customers throughout the state of Wisconsin. We distribute electrical supplies and provide industrial and construction services to a diverse, local customer base. We partner with companies in Wisconsin who build our infrastructure and create the products and tools used every day. Our customers rely on us for the products needed in daily production and the services that boost efficiency and save money. Due to our unwavering commitment to our communities, customers, and people we've received the prestigious New North Workplace Excellence Award and were recently honored to be the first company to receive a Family Friendly Workplace Certification within the Fox Valley. Become a part of our team and spark your future today through our highly regarded summer internship program.

Internship Program

  • Executive level mentorship and coaching
  • Company-sponsored project management/Lean Six Sigma training and certification
  • Up to $18 per hour (dependent on year in college)
  • Networking events with internal and external customers and your intern team
  • Individual and group projects that drive change and impactful business results
  • Large-scale Summer long projects in collaboration with fellow interns and business leaders
  • Opportunity to shadow with various departments to help determine your career path
  • Potential for year-long internships and full-time employment post-graduation

    Job Summary

    Support initiatives that allow for Werner Electric to improve customer satisfaction, improve sales margins levels and/or reduce operating expenses. This position is a learning position where the intern will have an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom, learn skills/techniques from industry professionals, and experience a corporate environment. Projects will be assigned and while working with a mentor, it is expected that the project will be completed, and results of the project will be presented. The goal is to have the intern deliver tangible results while interacting with different functional areas within the DC and Custom Assembly & Services areas.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Recommend, prioritize, develop, and implement projects throughout Werner with input from Werner's related companies and entities as well as other employees, suppliers, and customers to create opportunities for improvement. Set and achieve specific project goals.
    • Work with all levels of employees within the organization to identify and eliminate process waste, initiate sustainable process improvement activities, and provide hands-on training and technical support.
    • Formalize and administer continuous improvement activities that will drive Lean methodology throughout the organization.
    • Develop and implement performance metrics for processes in support of the overall business strategies and goals. Track and validate all savings attributed to the project deployment.
    • Participate in a weekly safety, quality, or lean meetings.
    • Participate in a Kaizen event.
    • Other related duties as assigned.


      Education and Experience: Enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Continuous Improvement, or another related field

      Company Overview

      Founded in 1948, Werner Electric Supply has grown from a small appliance store in downtown Neenah, WI into an award-winning employer and leading electrical distributor with 11 branch locations in Wisconsin and Upper-Michigan. Headquartered in Appleton, WI, we provide electrical, lighting, network, process, and inventory management solutions for a diverse group of industrial and construction customers. We are a growing, privately held company with over 450 employees who uphold a family culture built around exceptional customer service. As a recent New North Workplace Excellence Award winner, we're dedicated to the continuous improvement of our people, products, and services to ensure the long-term success of our employees and customers. Apply today and find out why we're a "Great Place to Work."

      Werner Electric Supply is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Werner Electric Supply, Appleton , RDC Operations Intern (Summer 2023), Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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