Job Description

Carpenter Co.

Carpenter Co. is known far and wide as one of the most successful and innovative companies in the world. Since our founding in 1948, we have developed a corporate culture that has helped revolutionize the comfort cushioning industry. Today, with about 5,000 employees, 18 product divisions, 46 global divisions and $1.7 billion in sales, we manufacture more comfort cushioning products than any other company.

Carpenter Co. offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost/high benefit health insurance, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), profit sharing, educational assistance, and paid time off. We offer long-term opportunities for our employees in a stable industry and clean working environment. Our Riverside Branch employees average over 30 years of service with the company, and we'd like for you to join us!

Operations Trainee

Carpenter Co. has a great opportunity available for an Operations Trainee. This opportunity will allow you to learn our business, manufacturing processes, and skills necessary to develop into a Management role.

Job Responsibilities:

This entry level position is a great way to start a professional career with an opportunity to develop into a Manager within our company. In this position you will become familiar with processes, machinery, and supervision of manufacturing procedures. The position works with the Plant Manager and will assist in the operation, management, and supervision various departments. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, quality, reporting, and scheduling will also be a challenging part of this job. Individuals who have started in this position have moved into management positions.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business, Manufacturing or Industrial field is required.
  • Major in Business Management, Organizational Leadership or Engineering a plus!
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in manufacturing or production facilities;
  • Ability to work successfully in an autonomous environment;
  • Capability to work under just-in-time and lean manufacturing theories;
  • Great organization skills;
  • Leadership potential;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be willing to work as a team member in a “hands-on" production environment.


Job Snapshot

Hours: Typically 6/7 am to 4/5 pm, plus occasional weekend work.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Exemption: Salaried/Exempt

Job Type: Supervision/Operations Trainee

Manages Others: Not initially, but upon promotion to management position.

Industry: Manufacturing, Chemical, Consumer Products

Required Travel: Minimal

No phone calls or agencies, please. Drug testing required.

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.