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Evergy

Industry: Utilities

Category: Accounting and Related Services

Type: Standard

Location: Kansas City

Starts: Jun. 1, 2022

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

It’s never too early to start searching for your dream career.  If you’re ready to apply the principles you’ve been learning at school in the real world,  Evergy is the place for you.  Hands-on experience is what our internship programs are all about.  Our programs offer students an opportunity to gain insight and meaningful experience while also allowing us to identify talented prospective employees.  Many of our interns go on to develop successful careers at Evergy.

As an intern,  you’ll have real responsibilities,  and you’ll work on productive assignments with actual business interactions.  We know that you work hard,  so we help you play hard while you are here.  We provide a number of intern events throughout the summer to burn some extra energy,  including volunteer events,  power plant tours,  lunch and learns,  and more…

Internship Description:

Reporting to the Director,  Continuous Improvement,  the Continuous Improvement (CI)  department at Evergy acts as an internal process improvement consulting group and has enterprise responsibility for aiding in the implementation of CI tools and techniques.  This department will enable confident,  fact-based decisions and help to drive efficient and effective processes that deliver value.  When new areas for potential improvement are identified,  the CI department guides Evergy teams through efforts to streamline and optimize the process utilizing project management and Lean Six Sigma (LSS)  techniques.  The successful intern will participate in all aspects of CI delivery including data analysis and visualizations,  improvement facilitation,  and team participation.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in and gain exposure to continuous improvement techniques including:
    • Process and Value Stream Mapping,  Standard Work,  5S,  Six Sigma,  Hoshin,  and others
  • Monitors,  participates and reports on Continuous Improvement projects/initiatives
  • Data Analysis and Visualization using Excel,  PowerBI,  and other tools as needed

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:

Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited university program in one of the following or a related technical field:  Industrial Engineering,  Finance,  Data Analytics,  Data Science,  or a combination of Engineering and Business

Skills,  Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Strong conceptual,  as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate with all layers of the organization
  • Ability to quickly manage and resolve conflict;  good negotiation and persuasion skills

Working Conditions:

Time will be split between office environments,  power plants and electrical work field locations.   Anticipate greater than 50%  of time in an office environment but project load and location will dictate.

Evergy has a clear mission –  To empower a better future.  Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First.  We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company,  we need a team with a variety of backgrounds,  perspectives and skills.  So,  our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.  We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone –  regardless of race,  color,  religion,  gender,  gender identity or expression,  sexual orientation,  national origin,  genetics,  disability,  age,  or veteran status –  has a voice and can bring their best every day.  We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are,  the better we will be.  Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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