Lean Intern - Solar

MinneapolisMNUnited States | HQ Business Support

Lean Intern - Solar 

Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.   

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.  

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson is honored to receive 40+ Top Workplace Awards since 2002…  

…What are you waiting for?!  



Join the team committed to developing new ways to build renewable energy. Our Lean team at Mortenson supports our field operations teams on our Solar projects, identifying and implementing ideas to improve the way we work.   

Highlights of your internship will include: 

Supporting the Lean team with Lean Improvement Events including: 

Assisting in planning and event including gathering current state data 

Assisting with day-of event logistics 

Managing post-event action items including documenting new work practices and collecting post event data 

Supporting the project Managing for Daily Improvement data analysis and issue identification on key performance measures for individual crews and project 

Assisting project field leaders in resolving issues impacting crew production 

Performing work observations to validate adherence to our Mortenson Standard Work Instructions 

Documenting and presenting project improvements in standard work 

Supporting project teams with implementing our 5S Standards for the project and individual crews 


Basic Qualifications:   

Are you an adaptable and agile learner who embodies great communications skills? Do you have a creative spirit and enjoy thinking outside of the box? If yes, we want to hear from you! Cultivate your skills in your chosen field of study and build your career with Mortenson. We look forward to hearing from you if you:  

Are currently pursuing an undergraduate, four-year degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Design, Construction Management, Construction, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related degree.  

Are willing to be mobile/relocate 

Have access to reliable transportation 

Possess a current driver’s license 

Are comfortable with exposure to dirt, heat, noise, dust, and a trailer office environment 

Are detail-oriented, organized, and can effectively handle multiple tasks 

Demonstrate strong collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills and show initiative 

Showcase a positive and professional attitude and solid customer service skills 


You are perfect for this opportunity if you: 

Have a basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing or Construction principles 

Have previous related internship experience 

Have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 

Additional Information:  

You will join an exciting and ever-changing industry with a minimum 12-week internship with our team. This opportunity is full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer of 2024. The internship is in-person, in Texas. 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. H-1B lottery registration submission and completion of the STEM OPT I-983 training plan are considered sponsorship.

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.   

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Lean Intern - Solar

MinneapolisMNUnited States | HQ Business Support