Spring 2024 Supply Chain Operations Co-op

<strong>McKenney’s has been going strong for more than seven decades. Our culture values people and ideas, and we work together to deliver the most innovative solutions to our customers. We help you grow in your career through training and support, and as an equal opportunity employer, we provide comprehensive benefits and give you a firm foundation for the future.</strong>

Atlanta, GA

McKenney's Inc.

<h4><strong>BUILDING A HIGHER STANDARD<br /></strong></h4> <p><strong><br /> Since 1948, our proven approach has ensured high-quality solutions at every stage of a building. But we know that providing the highest level of services takes the right people and a healthy environment. With this in mind, our focus is to improve the lives of our customers, employees and communities around us through all aspects of what we do.<br /> <br /> Self-performance of all trades, in-house shops and over seven decades of experience have made us the top choice in mechanical contractors, providing highly efficient mechanical systems and a full range of services that meet your unique needs.</strong></p> https://www.mckenneys.com/

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Full Time

Overview: <p>McKenney's Inc., voted one of Atlanta and Charlotte's BEST PLACES TO WORK, is seeking Engineering and Business Majors interested in Supply Chain Operations and Procurement. As an industry-leading mechanical contractor, McKenney&rsquo;s has specialized in HVAC and Plumbing construction throughout the greater Atlanta area for over 75 years. At McKenney&rsquo;s, our co-ops and interns are an integral part of the success of our projects and the company, and we rely on and encourage their fresh ideas.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHY CO-OP WITH US</strong></p> <p>The Supply Chain Co-op is a three term, rotating semester position designed to increase the candidates learning of the end-to-end supply chain (Logistics, Planning, Manufacturing, Sourcing, etc.).</p> <p>A typical day can range from negotiating contracts with subcontractors, researching supply chain alternatives, buying material for our fabrication facilities, and performing data analytics to analyze procurement trends. Experienced, successful Co-ops will have the opportunity to manage a new process improvement project from idea generation to final implementation under the guidance of the Purchasing Manager.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Manage process improvement projects including process mapping, standardization, and automation.</li> <li>Negotiate purchase order contract terms with the support of the subcontracts team.</li> <li>Research vendor alternatives and develop unique solutions to resolving supply chain issues.</li> <li>Execute data analysis projects, including analyzing vendor spend, auditing vendor performance, and identifying opportunities for savings on projects.</li> <li>Gain exposure to Excel Power Query, Smartsheet, and Tableau.</li> <li>Coordinate with external vendors to solicit material quotes for various jobs and the shops.</li> <li>Review shop inventory levels, visualize upcoming project needs, and manage pricing.</li> <li>Participate in job site walks to track vendor performance.</li> <li class="paragraph">Contribute to the fleet and vehicle receiving process by analyzing mechanisms to increase efficiency.</li> <li class="paragraph">Present on a semester-long research project on the topic of their choice for other co-ops.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Gain exposure to the construction industry, manufacturing, and logistics through cross-departmental learning opportunities, site walks, and projects.</li> <li>Lead project teams and company initiatives, such as the Logistics Idea Improvement Committee, in their 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;and 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;semester based on their performance.</li> <li>Work with the Logistics Co-op on joint department projects.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR A MCKENNEY&rsquo;S CO-OP<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Candidates must be able to complete a&nbsp;<u>minimum of 2 full-time</u>, alternating co-op rotations in the office they are being hired for before their graduation.&nbsp;<u>Three rotations are preferred</u>.</li> <li>Students must be enrolled in a co-op program at an accredited school majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, MET, Construction Management, Business Administration, or Supply Chain Management.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <p><strong><u>KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND CHARACTERISTICS<br /><br /></u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals.</li> <li>Excellent problem-solving ability.</li> <li>Attention to detail while completing multiple or repetitive tasks with a high sense of urgency.</li> <li>Take on additional responsibilities as needed while managing priorities.</li> <li>Must be a self-starter with ability to work well independently and as part of a team.</li> <li>Maintain a strong attention to detail and organization.</li> <li>Ability to effectively communicate across a diverse group of people (PMs, drafting, field staff, fabrication shops, etc.).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORTS<br /><br /></u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office environment.</li> <li>Limited exposure to physical risk.</li> <li>No or very limited physical effort required.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Moving Safety Forward, our initiative for continuous improvements in our safety culture, reminds us that we are on a journey toward a zero-incident culture. In all we do, we must work to build a partnership with our employees, customers and business associates that empowers them all with the ability to do their jobs safely.</p> <p>McKenney&rsquo;s is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to age, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or gender identity. McKenney&rsquo;s is a smoke-free and drug-free workplace</p>