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Operations Management Training Program

Location: MANITOWOC, WI, United States
Job Family : Professional - Entry
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Aug 9, 2023
Job ID: 32193

Job Description
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The Operations Management Training Program Associate will participate in an 18 month Leadership Development Program (LDP) to develop for future operations leadership roles within Parker Hose Products Division. The program consists of several rotations in one facility, including lean transformation, supply chain and operations leadership. Special training in EHS, lean six-sigma, leading high performance teams, labor law and coaching for high performance. The OMTP will work cross-functionally to develop deep level understanding of business operations and to impact Parker's Win Strategy objectives of Profitable Growth, Financial Performance, Customer Service and Empowered Employees while continuously maintaining the highest degree of customer service, throughput, quality, and cost.

  • ​​​​​​Demonstrate ability to understand and improve processes and procedures, to develop and display leadership skills and to build broad business acumen.
  • Learning and developing lean concepts by studying and planning operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities.
  • Assist and/or lead Lean activities and Kaizen events by establishing course of action to accomplish task/project and working cross-functionally to achieve.
  • Assist in the design and improvement of manufacturing/production methods and control systems using new, existing, or modified machinery and equipment.
  • Introduce or recommend changes to work methods, safety measures, and labor organization.
  • Maximize facility efficiency through establishment of Kanban and inventory systems.
  • Develop methods for controlling production costs and costs analysis.
  • Leadership training and development experiences throughout the program with the goal to develop skillsets in supervision, team leadership and management.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • College Senior standing currently enrolled in a Business or Industrial Engineering program.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Working knowledge of lean concepts and demonstrated application.
  • Relevant experience gained through internship or co-op opportunities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; project management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and leadership skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  However, U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency or other appropriate status is required for certain positions, in accord with U.S. import & export regulations.

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Drug-Free Workplace
In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

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