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Continuous Improvement Intern

Job Summary
Air Methods Corporation is a privately owned helicopter operator. The air medical division provides emergency medical services to between 70,000 and 100,000 patients every year. It operates in 48 states and Haiti, with air medical as its primary business focus. Its corporate headquarters are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado, in the Denver metropolitan area. The company has more than 5,000 employees and operates a fleet of approximately 450 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
The Continuous Improvement internship position provides an opportunity for students who are currently pursuing a business or engineering degree to get hands-on experience working within the healthcare and aviation industries. Interns will be focused on developing a suite of tools and templates to aid in our Continuous Improvement training offerings, project tracking and monitoring, and administration support for the Continuous Improvement team. The position is targeted for summer 2021, with the potential for an immediate start.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following
  • Support the design, development and organization of the Continuous Improvement library (incl. tools and templates, reference guides, training materials)
  • Coordinates research activities, such as building and conducting surveys or stakeholder interviews, and benchmarking existing materials to leverage best practices
  • Test out lean six sigma, change and project management tools in collaboration with project leaders
  • Present recommendations to Continuous Improvement team to influence decision making and adoption of new tools and templates
  • Responsible for tracking project progress and reporting on it to the Continuous Improvement team
  • Other duties as assigned
Additional Job Requirements
  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling
Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.     
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
Education & Experience
  • Part-time or full-time student who have completed 48+ credit hours (juniors/seniors) and are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, or similar
  • At least a 3.0 grade point average
  • Basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma, Change and Project Management, statistical analysis, and other structured problem-solving methodologies
  • Interest in future career in the healthcare or aviation industries
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma process improvement techniques; academic application preferred
  • Understanding of process development, with the ability to learn, and understand technical concepts in order to interpret, document, and formalize procedures
  • Demonstrates project management and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment that requires ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent critical thinking and reasoning skills with the ability to collect, analyze, and visually organize data, and develop summary reports based upon findings
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
Computer Skills
  • Advanced with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Visio, Word, Excel,
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Pursuing Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Hiring Salary Range: $15-$17/hour
  • Bonus/Commission Eligible: No
Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.