POSITION SUMMARY The primary objective of the Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op is to assist the business unit in meeting its strategic goals by assisting and supporting Kaizen events, Lean work cell design, standard product design revisions, cost improvement projects, capital expenditure projects and supply chain initiatives. All work is completed under guidance and direction of a Manufacturing Engineer. KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES * Assist with project management activities to support manufacturing. * Learn manufacturing processes to recommend and implement new solutions * Assist with moves of production areas or equipment * Work and resolve quality issues affecting product or manufacturing methods * Provide input on production layouts utilizing lean tools and methods to eliminate waste * Analyze and interpret data to make decisions on project implementation * Work with operators, team leaders and value stream planners to optimize process center layouts and designs, incorporating material flow and line balancing * Provide manufacturing cycle time readings to improve manufacturing routings and labor standards. * Support the promotion of lean culture in the organization by working with business areas to complete events and projects required to implement Future State Plans * Learn and apply lean principles and tools for implementing creative solutions for system and process improvements. Tools include but are not limited to Standard work, 3-P, TPM, SMED, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, 5S * Participate in cross-functional lean Kaizen events to broaden expertise and apply lean methods to eliminate waste * Participate in the coordination of periodic updates of progress during events * Use Lean techniques to aid in performance of process reviews and establishing standardized work procedures QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE * Progress towards a BS or BA degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology * Minimum 1 semester SolidWorks & AutoCAD preferred * Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred * Previous work and/or internship experience preferred * Ability to work in Minneapolis (relocation assistance not provided) * Ability to work full time including overtime for the term outlined * Ability to work independently on projects after instruction or guidance * Good project management and organizational skills * Ability to work effectively in an environment of change, and uncertainty. * Interest in learning facilitation of groups * Ability to work cross functionally in the organization * Proficient personal computer skills (Microsoft Office Products, CAD software etc.) * Excellent communication and presentation skills, including strong active listening skills. * Proven ability to analyze, interpret and draw meaningful and accurate conclusions from data. * An energetic, resourceful and hands-on individual with a strong bias for action nVent is an equal opportunity employer NVENT IS A $2.1 BILLION, HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTRICAL COMPANY WITH A DEDICATED TEAM OF 9,000 PEOPLE AND TRUSTED BRANDS SUCH AS CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF AND TRACER. KNOWN FOR INNOVATION, QUALITY AND RELIABILITY, OUR PRODUCTS CONNECT AND PROTECT, CONSISTENTLY DELIVERING VALUE TO INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL, ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE CUSTOMERS. WHILE OUR NAME MAY BE NEW, OUR PRODUCTS HAVE SET THE STANDARDS FOR QUALITY FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. TODAY AS NVENT, WE ARE FOCUSED AND FORWARD-LOOKING, READY TO BUILD UPON OUR LEGACY. THE FUTURE IS NOW. Employer's Job# R390 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.