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Project Management Intern, Continuous Improvement

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Project Management Intern, Continuous Improvement

Simi Valley, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description


    The Project Management Intern, Continuous Improvement is responsible for the execution of company programs including cost, schedule, and technical performance. The Intern, CI supports and manages all CI activities necessary to meet business goals and objectives. Acting as the central focal point and authority for one or more CI initiative, the Intern, CI provides a single point of contact for continuous improvement activities to both internal and external customers.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for process improvement
    • Analyze current processes and workflows to identify inefficiencies and areas for optimization
    • Assist in the development and implementation of improvement initiatives, such as lean methodologies, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement frameworks
    • Collect and analyze data to measure the impact of improvement initiatives and identify further areas for enhancement
    • Participate in meetings and discussions to share ideas and insights for driving continuous improvement projects and initiatives
    • Support the team in conducting training sessions or workshops to spread awareness of continuous improvement principles and methodologies
    • Other duties as assigned

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience):

    • Currently enrolled in a college or university, pursuing a degree in business, engineering, operations management, or related field
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
    • Detail-oriented with a strong desire to learn and contribute to the team.
    • Familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies such as lean, Six Sigma, or Kaizen is a plus, but not required
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

    Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

    • Other competencies: Strong verbal and written skills; analytical and strategic thinking ability; leadership skills; very strong work ethic as well as honesty, trustworthiness and high integrity
    • Interfaces effectively with internal teams as well as government and commercial customers
    • Works well independently and interface with cross-functional disciplines
    • Is a strong communicator who effectively articulates vision/mission to team
    • Courageous and a risk taker. A mover and shaker yet collaborative and inclusive of a team approach to results
    • Committed to AV Values (Trust & Teamwork, Customer Commitment, Ownership & Results, and Innovate & Simplify) and emulates these values in all actions
    • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
    • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
    • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
    • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
    • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

    Physical Demands:

    • Required to sit and stand for long periods (Frequent); talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
    • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)

    Special Requirements:

    • U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required

    The salary range for this role is:
    $21 - $32

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .

    We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizenship required

  • Industry
    Aviation and Aerospace
  • About Us

    AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems. Building on 50 years of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems, network connectivity, high altitude pseudo-satellites, and unmanned ground vehicles.