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Operations Intern



Simsbury, CT, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

This position in Microchip Technology Corp Systems Operations group is intended for college students embarking on a graduate/undergraduate program wishing to explore the multiple disciplines of manufacturing operations to determine a potential career path, manufacturing, supply chain, planning, quality, logistics, engineering, and many others. Use this opportunity to learn on the job how a world class operations team works and exceeds our customers expectations. Learn what it takes to be part of a world class team – come join us.

These positions are a paid internship. The hourly rate will be negotiated based on work experience and education level. The internship will require minimum 40 hours per week during “summer” months and target 10 hours (optional) per week during school year if applicable based on proximity. Participants in the Microchip intern program will receive preference when applying for full time employment upon graduation into an NCG role.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active student status – currently enrolled and taking classes.
  • Pursuing a masters, bachelors, associate, or apprenticeship as part of a vocational program.
  • Preferred disciplines; engineering, supply chain, finance, accounting, software, math, physics, chemistry.
  • Interested in learning about an operation discipline.
  • Smart, honest, hard-working, responsible, eager to learn, enthusiastic, a team player.

Potential paths based on skills, training, and interests –

  • Manufacturing is the creation or production of goods with the help of equipment, labor, machines, & tools. Manufacturing execution occurs when people or equipment follow a designed sequence of events transforming materials and supplies into parts or products.
  • Manufacturing engineering is the field of engineering that designs and optimizes the manufacturing process, or the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product.
  • Production planning is the planning of production and manufacturing modules in a company or industry. It utilizes the resource allocation of activities of employees, materials, and production capacity. Different types of production methods, such as single item manufacturing, batch production, mass production, continuous production etc. have their own type of production planning. Production planning can be combined with production control into production planning and control, or it can be combined with enterprise resource planning.
  • Supply-chain is a complex system that consists of facilities that convert raw materials into finished products and distribute them to end consumers or end customers. Meanwhile, supply chain management deals with the flow of goods within the supply chain in the most efficient manner – includes supplier management & procurement.
  • Logistics is the part of supply chain management that deals with the efficient forward and reverse flow of goods, services, and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption according to the needs of customers. This entails freight, traffic, packaging, warehousing, receiving, shipping, import/export, & inventory management
  • Finance & Accounting – a systematic set of procedures for recording and reporting measurements of the cost of manufacturing goods and performing services in the aggregate and in detail. It includes methods for recognizing, allocating, aggregating and reporting such costs and comparing them with standard costs.
  • Quality assurance in both manufacturing and service industries describes the systematic efforts taken to assure that the product(s) delivered to customer(s) meet with the contractual and other agreed upon performance, design, reliability, and maintainability expectations of that customer.

During your eight-plus week internship, you will learn multiple operational disciplines and work on projects to help the organization be successful.

Some projects we are chartering are the following.

  • Standards analysis - exceptions
  • Preparation for cost roll.
  • Route maintenance – part revision alignment
  • WIP tracking reports - visualizations.
  • Capacity model development / validation with time studies
  • Factory certification program
  • Factory visualization
  • Workmanship standards
  • Manufacturing visual aides
  • Internal project management

Essential Qualifications

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Proven planning, organizational and communication skills
  • Proficient in the use Microsoft Office software (specifically Excel)
  • Demonstrated analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to reliably get to work on time
  • Present yourself in a professional manner
  • US citizen or permanent resident
U.S. Export Controls Requirements: This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3).

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit/stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to spend 3 hours at a time in front of a computer.

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.