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Textron 2023 Internship - Continuous Improvement/ Digital Factory in Wichita, Kansas

2023 Internship - Continuous Improvement/ Digital Factory



In this position, interns will utilize and develop their basic knowledge of Lean deployment to help to design, analyze, and improve a Continuous Improvement oriented culture. This opportunity enables an individual to grow and innovate while being able to experience a cross-functional work environment and implement new technologies in building world-class aircraft.


  1. Lean Manufacturing.

  2. Through project based work, assist CI team to drive implementation of Lean activities and development of a continuous improvement focused culture.

  3. Systematically works through operations projects using PDCA/Scientific Method. Reads, interprets, and makes recommendations based upon technical specifications, blueprints, and other technical data available.

  4. Focuses projects and activities on identification and correction of issues impacting Safety, Quality, Volume, Cost, and People Morale.

  5. Lean Culture and Operational Behaviors.

  6. Assist with driving Culture and Behaviors based on Shingo model.

  7. Assists operations/functional leaders with Lean events.

  8. Innovation and New Technology. To improve any process:

  9. Actively participation in the innovation process by providing input regarding new technology

  10. Assist with Benchmarks and shares best practices across the organization (not limited to new tech).

  11. Vision/Goals, Strategy, Tactics, and Projects.

  12. Provide insight for Vision and goals for operations. Participate in the strategy definition, develop tactics and project management.

  13. Assist with monthly reviews with the multi-disciplinary teams

  14. Operating Systems

  15. Support the development of the 5 Process Excellence Operating Systems for SQVCM

  16. Supports deploying Golden Kaizen Triangle: Standardization, Visual Management, and Standard Management

  17. Assess/Audit the Lean Journey, Operational Performance, Process Excellence, and Operating Systems

Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the U.S. for Textron Aviation at the time of making application, and visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors who will need employment sponsorship.



Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Sciences

  • Technology

  • Other related fields


  • Action-oriented and ability to shift processes and priorities quickly

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Good analytics and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Computer proficiency

_ The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. _

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 304200