• Project Coordinator Student

    Job ID 2018-3467
    Location Brookings, South Dakota
    Student Temporary
  • Responsibilities

    Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


    Position located in Brookings, South Dakota. Candidates must be enrolled and registered as a full-time student. Ideal candidate should be available to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer.


    This position is in the Live Events business unit whose focus is in custom displays and scoreboards for large sporting venues including: schools, colleges and universities, professional teams and facilities, sports federations, and international events and organizing committees. The Project Coordinator Student position will assist the full time Project Coordinator staff with the project manufacturing process. Student will be involved in all aspects of the project flow including scheduling, design, production, shipping, installation and project close.


    • Assist Project Coordinators with different aspects of contract orders such as: 
      • Assist with project commissioning activities.
      • Check on assembly progress in the factory and verify that progress meets project goals. 
      • Become knowledgeable of computer reports and scheduling process.
      • Purchase special order parts for the contract and call vendors to verify delivery times, follow up on any past due deliveries. 
      • Collect, package and ship parts to job sites as needed.
      • Review Bill of Materials to verify all items have been shipped after substantial completion of the project. 
      • Coordination of in-house project tasks including project accounting, material requisition, manufacturing/product throughput, shipping and management feedback. 
      • Assistance with generating, entering and monitoring project budgets and schedules. 
      • Assist with communicating Contract Schedules to manufacturing to optimize efficiency of work orders through manufacturing plant including deliver of quick turn work orders.
      • Maintain subcontractor database, request insurance certificates and process lien waivers. Gather information for new vendors.
    • Will learn Master Production Scheduling and Inventory Control.
    • Work with little supervision. Complete quality work in a timely manner. Communicate effectively. Work as an effective team member.
    • Regularly and reliably work scheduled hours. Learn and follow company policies and procedures. Be flexible to work in other departments as needed.
    • Perform other projects and duties as needed to meet customer expectation.
    • Use Lean office techniques to identify and eliminate waste.


    Academic Requirements -

    •  The ideal candidate must be a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Consumer Affairs, Global Studies, Advertising, Entrepreneurial Studies, Mathematics, Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree and in their sophomore, junior or senior year of school. 
    • Only strong performers in undergraduate coursework will be considered. 
    • Must maintain an acceptable GPA.
    • Unofficial Transcripts or Web Transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.

    Other Requirements -

    • Daktronics experience/knowledge preferred or other relevant project experience.
    • Basic computer skills software programs include Glovia, Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including professional; telephone skills.
    • Detailed oriented.
    • Ability to travel by air and ground. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Motor vehicle records will be checked.
    • Fluent in English, written and verbal.
    • Background check may be conducted.
    • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.


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