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Lean Manufacturing Internship

Samuel, Son & Co
Houston, TX 77002
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From underground, to on the road, to up in space, SAMUEL is everywhere.
If you are seeking a rewarding career where the opportunities are endless,
Join the Samuel team!

About Samuel
At Samuel, Son & Company, our people are the source of our strength, vitality and reputation and were committed to always doing the right thing for both our employees and our customers because at Samuel its not just business. Its family.

Throughout the Samuel family of companies, we provide an employment experience that enhances each employees opportunity for success. At Samuel we are a team always moving, improving and getting things done. We have more than 100 locations in five countries so that we can serve customers in all major sectors of the built environment that use metal.

Samuel Overview
Samuel is a leading metals and industrial products manufacturer, processor and distributor, with more than 160 years of industry experience. We go beyond quality, price competitiveness, reliability and service. We work collaboratively with our customers to understand their challenges and develop innovative solutions and we find those solutions because of the passion of our people.

Samuel Priorities
Ongoing career progression opportunities Were working on a lot of stretch projects and assignments with many chances to shine and we love helping rising stars grow.
Development opportunities From on-site training to Individual Development Plans, created with the support and help of your manager, we want to help you grow and develop the skills you need to be successful in your career.
Not just a number At Samuel we value our employees. We believe in building relationships with every single member of the Samuel team. There are many opportunities here, and we want to help you find the one thats right for you.
Work/life balance Youre an honorary member of the Samuel family, but we make sure you have time to see your real family too!
Giving back Whether were supporting local charities or the global effort to create a greener tomorrow, the Samuel name is synonymous with making a better future for our communities.

Program Quick Facts:
The position will be located at our Houston Texas Service Center
Term: 10 weeks during the Summer of 2020
Benefits: Competitive Salary and an opportunity gain hands-on knowledge of Continuous Improvement and Lean Methodologies in a company thats integrated across North America.
Rotation: We offer interns an opportunity to rotate through different roles in the Service Center to ensure they learn all the key roles, processes and procedures before beginning on their assigned project (spend time on the shop floor, with our shipping department, on the road with one of our drivers, with inside and outside sales, etc.)
Opportunity: Upon graduation, you could be invited to join the Samuel family by interviewing for career opportunities at any of our locations across the US.

Industrial Distribution Internship Lean Manufacturing (Summer 10 weeks)

As part of the team in our Houston Service Center, the Lean Manufacturing Intern will work with our Continuous Improvement Manager to identify and implement lean manufacturing goals and strategies that will improve the operations and processes within our branch.

This Internship offers the opportunity to learn lean methodologies, project management, standardization of manufacturing processes, troubleshooting, time management, and problem solving skills.


  • Work closely with the Continuous Improvement Manager and operations teams to develop efficient manufacturing procedures, implement continuous improvement processes and improve manufacturing operations.

  • Assist with implementation of lean manufacturing, 5S, continuous improvement and branch projects.

  • Participate in lean Kaizen process improvement events on manufacturing equipment.

  • Assist with plant layout assessments to maximize flow.

  • Conduct and document time studies and capacity analysis of various operations within the branch.

  • Identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies and suggest alternative solutions as they relate to cost, quality and production requirements.

  • Create process flow maps and new job structure roles.

  • Successfully complete specific assigned process improvement tasks throughout internship.


  • Currently working towards a bachelors degree in Industrial Distribution with a graduation date between December 2020 and June 2022

  • Proficiency using business/technical software like MS Office.

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment with minimal oversight.

  • Ability to manage small projects from start to completion.

  • Preferred familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement principles.

  • Ability to interact with a variety of people in a positive and professional manner.

  • Must be punctual, reliable and willing to work various shifts as required.

  • Previous manufacturing/production experience is a plus.

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Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29
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