2021 Industrial Engineer Summer Intern in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 9/4/2020

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Industrial Engineer 2021 Summer Intern

Schedule – 40 hours a week, Monday – Friday // May 24 – July 30, 2021

Advance Auto Parts isn’t just your local auto parts store.

We are the leading competitor in the auto parts industry. We are always looking for ways to better our strategies and broaden our horizons; which is why we are excited to take on a whole new team of interns. For this 10 week paid internship we are looking for interns to specialize in the following areas: Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Merchandising, Retail Operations, Strategy, and Supply Chain. The week of welcome kicks off by pairing you with a mentor who will guide your experience as you work on a project tackling some of our top business initiatives.

This isn’t a job shadow opportunity, this internship is the chance to get involved, contribute and truly experience our workplace. This will be a fun, teamwork atmosphere with the opportunity to build strong peer to peer relationships. The internship will end with the opportunity to present solutions to relevant business problems to some of our top executive staff members. No other company embodies diversity and community engagement like Advance Auto Parts does.

 But don’t take our word for it, apply and find out for yourself!


Analyzes work force utilization, work center layout, material flows, production costs, process flow and production requirements to determine the most efficient utilization of personnel and equipment. Assists in the design, evaluation, training, and revision of all work methods, workflow, productivity, job functions, physical layout and equipment.  Assists in the development of Distribution Center and capital budgets.  Works effectively with external resources (consultants and contractors) to ensure collaborative partnerships to meet business requirements.

General Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and perform the analysis, recommendation, and implementation of enhancements to existing work methods flows and processes to increase throughput.
  • Lead the efforts to develop and design Distribution Center and office area layouts
  • Lead the collection of data to assist in the development of Distribution Center and capital budgets
  • Lead the research of technological advance in material handling systems to develop cost effective improvements to operating methods and procedures to support purchase recommendations
  • Develop daily manpower planning tool for various DC processes to better utilize labor
  • Constantly evaluate product flow, staging areas, storage space and fulfillment methods for improvement opportunities
  • Proactively monitor SKU velocity and other salves events to properly slot SKUs for efficient fulfillment. Periodically evaluate opportunities for SKU consolidations and re-warehousing for efficient storage and fulfillment.


  • Summer 2021 Rising Junior or Senior
  • Highly developed problem solving and prioritization skills that will be demonstrated by the successful and timely completion of assignments
  • Demonstrate ability to perform analyses and identify solutions to resolve specific business needs
  • Detail oriented with good math and statistical skills.
  • Assist with resolving difficulties and in developing new methods and procedures
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, AS/400 and PeopleSoft skills, SQL