Air Methods Continuous Improvement Intern- Greenwood Village, CO in Greenwood Village, Colorado
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.
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
- 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)