Intern, Distribution Center Engineering 

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The 2023 Ross Stores Distribution Center (DC) Engineering Internship is a 10-week program where you will be responsible for data collection and assisting in the development of engineered methods and standards in a high volume mechanized distribution and logistics operation.


• Collects and assists in development of effective methods and procedures for Distribution Center floor operations. Identifies and evaluates improvements in methods, procedures, and workflow that increase productivity, and decrease operating cost.

• Collects, records and summarizes time study and work sampling data to support development of engineered labor standards.

• Assists with implementation of engineered methods, standards, and reporting systems - including assistance and follow-up on training and troubleshooting reporting problems.


• Maintains knowledge of production and incentive pay reporting applications. Assists with trouble-shooting data entry, reporting, and data collection problems.

• Assists in the development of processes and mechanisms for labor forecasting, staffing, modeling, incentive performance/bonus reporting and tracking and other reporting as required to support management of engineering projects.

• Advises and assists management with labor analyses and economic justification studies. Assists operating management with implementation of changes to established methods.

• Prepares concept drawings, facility layouts, and workstation layouts to support facility and MHE projects.


• Technical Competence/Expertise

• Quality

• Adaptability

• Planning and Organizing

• Communication


• Must be enrolled in a 4-year university or college degree program with preference to Industrial Engineering, or related major.

• Must currently be a Junior standing with expected graduation between December 2023 and August 2024.

• Strong Mathematical and analytical capabilities. Time study, work measurement, and /or shop/warehouse floor data collection experience preferred.

• Operations knowledge of distribution and related processes preferred.

• Ability to effectively communicate and interact with non-exempt associates, operational supervisors, and middle management. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.

• Available to work varying schedule to perform DC-floor observations and data collection on 1st and 2nd Shifts as needed.

• The ability to think in terms of process flow and identify operational component operations and interrelationships.

• Detail-oriented with strong organizational and technical writing skills.

• Experience in using PCs in a professional setting - developing and using standard applications such as spreadsheets, databases, and word processors as typical tools to execute.