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Purchasing Intern - VHY

Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group



About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

For the Voith Hydro Purchasing team, we are looking for:

Purchasing Intern - VHY  



Selected candidate in this position will work in a multidisciplinary environment under the supervision of the Supervisor of Purchasing.  The intern will work in close collaboration with procurement team members and will contribute to a variety of tasks.



  • Involvement at all stages of the procurement process
  • Active participation at all stages of the RFQ (Request For Quote) process (preparation, launch, receiving bids, reviewing bids, recommendation)
  • Drafting Purchase Orders for generator/turbine unit components, services
  • Following up with suppliers when modifying orders, ensuring purchase order compliance, or perform system updates/maintenance
  • Supporting the team by performing tasks such as communicating with suppliers, filing and approval follow-up
  • Involvement / following up with job sites, international trade suppliers
  • Helping standardize operations, process documentation, ongoing improvement (Kaizen, Lean management, creative management, project team work, visual management)



  • Student in business administration, engineering or other related programs
  • Self-reliant, demonstrated sense of initiative and enjoys challenges
  • The ability to work in a team and contribute to that team’s growth is essential
  • Strong oral and written skills


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the key actions of job.

  • The employee is also required to talk and/or hear in an office setting (noise level is low). The employee is frequently required to stand and walk in an office environment from 4-8 hours. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; lift; stoop, or crouch.
  • The vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and adjust focus.


* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster