Ryerson Operations Intern - IL Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Position Description: Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc., one of the largest metals distributors in the US, and recently celebrated our 175th anniversary. We operate approximately 100 locations with 4,000 employees in North America and China. We are currently seeking a bright, energetic individual to fill our 2018 internship position and to contribute as an essential member within the Operations team in Chicago, IL.

Reporting to the Sr. Engineer the successful candidate will be responsible for assigned projects that are designed to offer exposure and experience in a wide array of functional business areas including basic and applied research in conjunction with the defined internship program.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Analyzes provided data and operating conditions; makes and develops recommendations for implementing process improvements as needed.

  • Assess business needs and apply standard project management techniques to recommend and achieve desired results.

  • Partners with team members to gain insight and understanding into Ryerson policies, procedures, and culture.

  • The ideal candidate will possess an orientation for results, a strong work ethic, creativity, confidence and a passion for continuous improvement and excellence.

  • Makes and develops recommendations for implementing process improvements as needed with local team members

  • Other projects as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum sophomore year completion with a progressive matriculation towards a Bachelor’s Degree; MIS, Supply Chain Analytics, or Industrial Engineering a plus

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

  • Prior work experience is a plus.

  • Ability to impact and influence others.

  • Proficient with MS Office (Power Point, Word, Excel, Access and Outlook).

  • Strong attention to detail with demonstrated analytical and organization abilities.

  • Strong written and verbal communication.

  • Personal initiative and leadership potential.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job ID: 4571

Functional Area: Operations Management

Position Type: Intern or Other Job Types

Experience Required: Less than 1 year

Location: IL-Chicago

Department: Operations Management

Education Required: Some College

Relocation Provided: No