Operational Excellence Intern

Date: Jan 31, 2024

Location: Warsaw, KY, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have greater freedom to fix motor vehicles. For over 100 years, we have been driving new solutions, releasing tens of thousands of aftermarket replacement products engineered to save time and money, and increase convenience and reliability. Founded and headquartered in the United States, we are a pioneering global organization offering an always-evolving catalog of automotive, heavy-duty and specialty vehicle products.  Today, we have more than 3,500 employees across 28 different locations, with a family of brands that also includes SuperATV and Dayton Parts. Publicly traded under the stock ticker DORM, we had revenues surpassing $1.7 billion in 2022 and over $3.5 billion in enterprise value.

Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.

Job Summary: 

Participate and lead continuous improvement project plans along with department Managers, Engineers, and Supply Chain to provide Continuous Improvement on existing processes, implement automation projects, and provide data analysis on current baselines.


Primary Duties: 

  • Analyze production schedules, engineering/technical specifications, process flows, and other information to improve methods and activities in manufacturing and services.
  • Drive measurable improvements in quality, material control, throughput, flexibility, and cost
  • Interface with the various department functions to ensure improvements are implemented and sustained
  • Make recommendations for improvements to management based on business case and analysis
  • Design, create, and implement automation projects throughout the facility
  • Model a culture of learning, continuous improvement, and commitment to high-quality
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Physical Requirement: Capability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen.  Noise level is usually moderate.


Education or Experience:

  • Education – Current junior, senior, or graduate student in Supply Chain, Operations, or Engineering
  • Experience – 0-1 years of Distribution or Manufacturing

Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.  www.DormanProducts.com

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