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Title:  QA (CO-OP) - Intern


Birmingham, AL, US, 35212

Division:  Quality Assurance
Job ID:  11947

it’s what’s inside that counts



There’s more to CMC than our steel products and the buildings, structures, and roads they go into. At CMC, it’s the people inside our recycling centers, fabrication plants, steel mills and offices that make us who we are as a company. Our success comes from finding, retaining, and supporting the highest quality talent by offering:

  • Day 1 benefits coverage with low cost medical, vision, dental
  • Paid-time off and vacation starting Day 1
  • Competitive compensation and bonuses
  • Company-paid Lifestyle fund, life and disability insurance
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Training and advancement opportunities

Why This Job

CMC provides an excellent opportunity to learn the steel industry and grow in your career. Whether you will spend your day in an office cubicle, operating a crane or running the melt shop at one of our mills, at CMC, you’ll get the training and support from your team that you need to excel in your role and reach your full potential.

What You'll Do

  • Cross-train through the department to learn hands-on skills related to industrial/engineering technologies
  • Complete & Analyze time and motion studies
  • Document and report/suggest changes
  • Work with leadership on ways to improve & sustain processes
  • Create/Review/Update existing process flow layouts
  • Work closely with other on the CMC Team work on process improvement initiatives & projects
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend cost saving opportunities by identifying process, quality and safety related improvement projects

What You'll Need

  • Currently pursing an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or similar field
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills with an aptitude of problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to work in teams and to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Able to work independently, take initiative and drive for results with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office programs – Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio
  • Knowledge of Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Time Study, 5S, Kanban, Standardization, JIT, PDCA preferred
  • Presentation/Report on an improvement project at the end of internship
  • Must meet CMC attendance standards
  • Ability to interact with coworkers and customers in a positive manner, follow directions and work rules and accept constructive feedback required
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, push, pull, lift, kneel, squat, crawl and reach
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary outside of normally scheduled shift with little or no advance notification required, including weekends and holidays
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include 40 hour work weeks appropriate semesters
  • Knowledge of processes in Microsoft windows, engineering software such as Auto CAD and Solid Works
  • Ability to understand and apply ISO work instructions and standard operating practices and procedures
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, highly motivated, and self-starter
  • Use good decision making and problem solving skills to understand and meet customer expectations
  • Work in varying temperature and weather conditions
  • Understanding of Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement processes
  • Must possess a strong interest in Industrial Engineering Technologies and be enrolled at Junior/Senior level education
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include 40 hour work weeks during summer (June-August)
  • Working knowledge of engineering software such as Auto CAD and Solid Works programs and processes in Microsoft windows preferred
  • Ability to manipulate and utilize Working Drawings
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, highly motivated, and a self-starter
  • Use good decision making and problem-solving skills to understand and meet customer expectations
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Work in varying temperatures and weather conditions
  • Understand Manufacturing processes and maintenance reliability
  • Previous internship experiences preferred

Your Education

  • Currently enrolled in an Industrial Engineering or Operations Management program. (Junior/Senior level preferred).

We are Commercial Metals Company, a Fortune 500 company with a family feel that’s already part of your life. Our steel products have been supporting structures in more than 20 countries for over 100 years. And the secret to our success? We’ve built our legacy by assembling a team of innovators and doers to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing our world over the last 100 years — but we’re just getting started.


If you’re ready to reimagine ways to make the steel industry more sustainable, reinforce the bridges and roadways connecting our communities, and do meaningful work, you’re ready to join CMC. Apply today and start moving your career — and our world — forward. 


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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