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Process Improvement Engineering Co-op

  • Job ID: 155936392
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: VP Diagnostic Srvcs Admin
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


We are looking for Process Improvement Engineering Co-op who will work with our Ambulatory Services team to: 

  • Analyze and summarize data into clear and concise reports to drive decision-making
  • Support process improvement projects to improve patient experience, access to care, wait times, financial performance, etc. 
  • Use lean six sigma principles to identify potential improvements and propose new projects
  • Build process maps, workflows, and standardized documents to record and visualize the processes step by step. 
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and review data sources/reports to ensure data integrity
  • Total of 12 months of employment must be completed.
  • Different schools have different rotation periods to match up with academic calendars.  The most common options are both acceptable: 
    • Three rotations, each rotation is 4 months long and goes from January-April, May-August, September-December inclusive
    • Two rotations, each rotation is 6 months long, and goes from January-June, July-December inclusive.
    • The schedule for this role is as follows: 
      • Three rotations of 4 months each
      • Work 40 hours per week during rotation
      • Remote work possible (~20% of time max)
  • Rate of pay is $17.00/hour






    • Required 
      • Pursuing bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or similar
      • Strong interpersonal skills required
      • Strong communication and presentation skills required
      • Data analysis skills required
      • Microsoft Office (especially Excel) required
    • Preferred
      • Project Management skills preferred
      • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma preferred
    • Plus
      • Six Sigma certification (yellow or green belt) a plus

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Clearance with renewal
  • Act 33 Clearance with renewal
  • Act 34 Clearance with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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