Allegion Summer Intern - Lean Technician in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summer Intern - Lean Technician

Under the direction of the Value Stream Coach, this position is responsible for helping drive continuous improvement in overall operations through the implementation of lean transformation and daily management initiatives. This role drives improvements through tactical support of Kaizen, RIEs, and other lean transformation activities.


  • Ability to perform job-related tasks/duties, according to job standards.

  • Train and coach hourly operators and other employees on lean tools and processes

  • Support Kaizen events comprised of multi-functional team members.

  • Lead execution and coaching of visual workplace through 5S process (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) across all work areas in value stream.

  • Conducting cycle time analyses, time studies, line balance improvements, work place analysis and improvement.

  • Working with necessary site personnel to identify, address, and eliminate process related obstacles.

  • Assisting in the change of systems/processes as required in support of the Lean initiatives.

  • Participating in, co-facilitating or facilitating projects, RIEs and “just do-its”.

  • Providing necessary training specific to Lean Transformation tools and methodology (under the guidance of the Value Stream Coach.

  • Helping update and maintain visual performance tools, including mission control and MDI boards

  • Following up on action plans including box 7 actions and closure.

  • Assisting all teams as needed to ensure improvements are made and sustained.

  • Creating and implementing standard work, and teaching/coaching line leaders to do the same.

  • Obtaining required fixtures, tools, work aids, poke yokes to support work place changes.

  • Implementing / coaching the use of cell control boards and other visual management tools

  • Assisting operations in problem solving issues affecting takt attainment.

  • Resolving issues after Rapid Improvement events to achieve desired state.

  • Supporting communication of the direction of Lean Transformation and daily management initiatives to employees.

  • Drive OpEx culture change through coaching of employees and leaders to drive lean behaviors, and follow the principles and practices of OpEx.

  • Other duties as identified by the Value Stream Coach to further the sites Lean Manufacturing initiative.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (preferable Mechanical)

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated leadership skills & involvement in college activities

  • Great attitude, willingness to learn and a desire to perform hands-on work

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