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operations leadership intern

December 18, 2015

UTC Aerospace Systems

100 Panton Rd

Vergennes, VT 05491

Dear Hiring Manager:

I am excited to apply for the Operations Leadership Internship for June 2016, which was advertised on your careers website. I am drawn to UTC’s focus on continuous improvement in their operations, products and services and their ultimate desire to retain their competitive advantage and value to their customers with high quality and passion. The Operations leadership program especially appeals to me since it is a chance to gain more hands on experience in improving the Manufacturing and Quality areas of the company’s operations. As a Master of Engineering Management student at Dartmouth College with experience in quality control, operations and lean manufacturing, my strong foundation would make a great addition to your program.

My internship at Mahindra’s automotive plant in Pune brought my problem solving skills to the forefront. I improved the air conditioning systems (HVAC) of Mahindra’s XUV vehicle by redesigning some of its automotive parts. I applied quality control techniques like FMEA, QC story and first article inspection to drive design and process improvements in the vehicle’s HVAC system and testing procedures. This reduced the HVAC system rework costs on the value chain by around 80%. During this stint I worked closely with the line operators, maintenance engineers and the head of the assembly line to effectively implement and study corrective actions. Further, while working at Grundfos India, I was exposed to kaizen and lean manufacturing processes when conducting the value stream mapping of their CRN pump systems. One of these kaizen initiatives was the optimization of the plant’s CED coating process, where I conducted a cost analysis to reduce monthly costs and waste. These internships reinforced my desire to pursue a career that delves into supporting and improving a company’s operations.

In addition, I am firm believer in taking initiative and pursuing additional projects or responsibilities. This allowed me to develop strong leadership, time management and team working skills while undertaking projects at Global Group and my undergraduate studies. I took the initiative to lead a design group in my third year of undergraduate level that redesigned two cardiovascular stents for the National Health Services UK and improved their longitudinal strength and flexibility. I was also given the responsibility of leading a small team at Global Group where I actively motivated my team members to collaborate more with other departments to continuously update company documentation. As a result I implemented an efficient flow of information that was easily accessible by the company’s management.

At UTC, I would have the opportunity to work alongside the company’s operations leaders and undergo a strong professional development at a dynamic and exciting workplace. I look forward to hearing from you soon and further discuss how I might contribute to UTC’s continued success.


Sankar Anand

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