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Manufacturing Advancement & Analytics Placement Student


INVISTA is part of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately-owned companies in the world. This brings with it a culture of transformation and innovation which is key to our continued success and goal of sustaining world-class levels of performance. 

INVISTA's Gloucester site looking for a motivated and entrepreneurial placement student, keen to work on manufacturing advancement and automation, to join the Operations Performance Fibres Team in summer 2022 for 12 months. Our plant is dedicated to the production of quality products used in the automotive airbag industry. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

You will have the opportunity to create real value by driving improvements on existing assets to improve yield, quality, reliability, and efficiency. You will work collaboratively with the site operations and engineering teams to identify, design, and Implement solutions for improving asset performance. 

Previous intern’s projects have included: 

  • Advancing digitisation strategies to modernise manufacturing processes across Asian, European and North American facilities. Employing emerging technologies in autonomous systems, analytics and robotics; such as camera/image analysis, co-bots, Raspberry Pi type technologies and microcontrollers. 
  • Applying cutting edge data analytics to dictate optimised process parameters. Performing design of experiment studies to verify statistical models. 
  • Design, development and installation of an automated transport system involving elements of engineering drawing, interacting with contractors and financial project assessments. 

Throughout the placement you will be supported by your supervisor, the operations and engineering teams, the Koch Market Based Management® culture and have opportunities for industrial training to propel forward your own professional development. 

What You Will Bring

Applicants should be studying towards a STEM degree, be proactive and have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to contribute within a team orientated environment. You will be adept at operating outside of your comfort zones and apply economic and critical thinking to identify value creation activities and process improvements. You will be committed to learning and developing new skills. 

To thrive in our Market Based Management® culture, you must show initiative, be results driven, and have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Above all you must ensure that all your activities are carried out with integrity and in a safe and efficient manner. 


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