Industrial Engineer - Lean Manufacturing Intern

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #9767 10-Sep-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

The Industrial Engineering team develops solutions that improve quality and productivity through optimization of Viasat’s complex processes, systems, and organizations.  The team supports commercial and government products as internal consultants to lead organization wide initiatives that increase manufacturing effectiveness and efficiency resulting in a better customer experience.

  • Reduce cost and optimize capacity to improve factory operations using:
    • Systems simulation and stochastic processes analysis
    • ProModel - Process Simulator (or other modeling SW)
    • Lean Six Sigma
    • Statistical process control or quality control
    • Calculate, propose, and implement new methods and processes for existing production systems. 
  • Manufacturing systems cost management & waste reduction
    • Metrics Generation for support teams
    • Create and implement tools to audit efficiency, and identify cost reduction opportunities
    • Manage and communicate improvement opportunities and implementation plans


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Industrial Engineering or related discipline
  • Previous internship experience OR academic supplement in Manufacturing/Process/ Industrial/Quality Engineering
  • Comfortable engaging multiple cross functional teams
  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement - Lean Manufacturing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week internship


  • Creative problem solver, inquisitive
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement – Lean Manufacturing
  • Willingness to coach and training production team members in Lean best practices
  • Experience conducting Time Studies and generating Standard Work
  • Understanding of Process Mapping & Simulation
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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

Worker Classification:


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