Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that aspires to improve the quality of life for others? Are you interested in efficient manufacturing processes that promote sustainability? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment in a job well done? At Carpenter Co., we challenge our employees to learn from and inspire one another – all levels of the company collaborate, communicate and constantly improve to achieve shared success. If that sounds like an environment in which you will thrive, Carpenter Co. could be a great fit for you!

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening available for a Management Trainee at our Altoona, PA manufacturing plant.  This position is responsible for directly supporting 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.

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operational excellence. As the Management Trainee, you will be expected to shadow other Department Managers to gain plant wide operational knowledge and experience.  You will learn how to identify and apply important strategies and business processes. To succeed in this role, strong analytical skills and effective communication are important. The position works with production supervisors, production managers, the Plant Manager, and Division Manager.

Your additional responsibilities as Management Trainee will include:

  • Assists the Plant Manager and General 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


Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business, Chemical or Manufacturing/Industrial field
  • 1+ years in manufacturing with experience as a manager or supervisor preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to work successfully in an autonomous 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

Important Notes

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.

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.