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Operations Management Trainee

Location: Jefferson
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking high potential candidates for our Operations Management Trainee role to join our Worthington team. Our current Operations Manager Trainee has completed his rotation and has been promoted to a new role.
This position is a developmental role that is designed to develop individuals into Production Supervisors and other various production-related management roles or corporate based manufacturing related roles. The roles and responsibilities are under the direction of the Operations Manager and are assigned in alignment with the business unit succession planning initiatives with added exposure to multiple operational roles which may include production, sales, finance and supply chain management/scheduling. The role may require relocation at the end of the trainee program to one of our other manufacturing facilities or corporate locations at the end of the 12-18-month developmental program. Potential locations include Chilton, WI, Paducah, Ky, Columbus, OH, West Warwick, RI or Jefferson, OH.
This role will involve a series of rotations which may be on the production floor, quality, supply chain, EHS and continuous improvement roles as well as a rotation within a corporate function as well such as a procurement, planner, or similar roles. Ample opportunity to learn all facets of manufacturing and develop and grow within an established organization. Excellent mentoring and leadership.


  • Use working knowledge of production process, machines and materials to train and evaluate production employees and determine opportunities to make improvements where appropriate
  • Determines workforce requirements for department and assists with the hiring process for seasonal and full-time employees.
  • Perform entry level job duties on plant equipment in all departments
  • Improve level of equipment performance and reliability
  • Make recommendations of equipment/process improvements
  • Direct & prioritize production personnel in an efficient & effective manner to meet production needs. Receives and communicates needs for each shift
  • Initiate and drive projects handed down from management
  • Determine need / estimated cost and arrange for procurement of parts, special tools and/or equipment
  • Cross train throughout entire plant including production, maintenance, IP, scheduling, quality, EH&S
  • Occasional travel to other facilities and recruiting events

    Desired Experience

    • Support and promote Worthington Philosophy and culture
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Strong problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills
    • Demonstrated ability in decision making, analytical thinking, time management and motivation
    • Can plan and coordinate large projects

Keywords: WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES , INC., Mentor , Operations Management Trainee, Executive , Jefferson, Ohio

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