Job Description

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 over 5,000 employees, 18 product divisions, 47 global locations and $1.6 billion in sales, we manufacture more comfort cushioning products than any other company. We lead our industry in research and development, product innovation, and environmental stewardship. And we're always in the market for people with new ideas and fresh innovative thinking.

Thanks to our commitment to continuous improvement, the opportunities for you are virtually unlimited. Explore our site. Examine our products. Get to know our culture, our benefits and our values.

Management Trainee
Carpenter Co. has a great opportunity available for a Management Trainee located at our Fogelsville, PA location. This opportunity will directly support our Plant Manager in all aspects of the plant environment, while training to perform management duties within the plant, and developing toward greater promotional opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:
This position will assist the Plant Manager and Division Manager in the daily operations of the plant in order to learn and acquire competencies necessary for future plant leadership opportunities.

  • Receives training and performs duties in several departments such as operations, credit, customer relations, accounting, or sales.
  • Learns line and staff functions, operations, management viewpoints, and company policies and practices that affect each phase of business.
  • Sets performance goals and objectives with upper management.
  • Monitors performance progress with management and key trainers.
  • Observes experienced workers to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures, and standards required for performance of departmental duties.
  • Receives training in functions and operations of related departments to facilitate subsequent transferability between departments and to provide greater promotional opportunities.
  • Attends company-sponsored training classes.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business, Leadership, Organizational Development, Supply Chain or Manufacturing/Industrial related discipline
  • Master’s degree is a plus
  • 3+ years in manufacturing with experience as a manager or supervisor
  • Prior history of successful accomplishments in work experience and/or projects
  • Prior supervisory experience and willing to work as a team member in a “hands-on" production environment
  • Capability to work under just-in-time and lean manufacturing theories
  • Willingness and ability to travel when necessary
  • Willing to relocate for future growth opportunities

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.