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Engineer Development Program - Reno

Date: Jun 3, 2019

Location: Reno, NV, US

Company: James Hardie




James Hardie Engineering Development Program- Play an essential role in fueling James Hardie’s success


At James Hardie, our people and culture are what makes us America’s #1 Brand of Siding and Backerboard. Our people relentlessly search for smarter ideas; we are driven to be the best and driven to protect the dream we started over 30 years ago. We do this through innovation, commitment, and believing in sustainability. You can see it on over 8 million homes.


About the Position:

This is a fast paced, aggressive, entry-level program that is designed to challenge you at all times.  At James Hardie, we value “out of the box” thinking and assertive problem-solving.  In this development program, you will have countless opportunities to solve real-world manufacturing issues and implement your ideas while being mentored by other successful James Hardie team members.

  • 2-Year Development Program Structure:
    • First Year:
      • #1: Rotational training: You are placed at one of our 9 US Manufacturing Plants and will receive hands-on training through the entire fiber-cement manufacturing process
      • #2: Projects: select and complete 3-5 projects within the plant, delivering an average of $100K in annual cost savings
    • Second year:
      • After successful completion of your first year, you will be promoted to Engineer I and assigned to a specific process or role across one of our 9 US Plants (Waxahachie, TX; Cleburne, TX; Fontana, CA; Reno, NV; Tacoma, WA; Peru, IL; Pulaski, VA; Summerville, SC; Plant City, FL)
      • During this time your role will be less structured day to day, though you will still receive mentorship and training


Our Commitment to You:

  • From day one, we pair you with an engineering mentor who will support and challenge you throughout the program utilizing frequent check-ins and plant visits
  • You will attend quarterly training weeks with your fellow program peers, mentors and key program leaders at our corporate headquarters in Chicago, IL and across multiple manufacturing facilities
  • You will receive hands-on job shadow training from the individuals who make our product day in and day out
  • Spearheading key projects that have a direct impact on the success of the manufacturing plants
  • Along with a competitive salary, we’ll offer you a comprehensive package that includes a range of market-relevant benefits and programs


Education/Expectations Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, Material Science, or Electrical Engineering
  • Willingness to relocate to one of our 9 U.S Manufacturing plants
  • Authorized to work in the U.S
  • Demonstrated work ethic through past co-op or internship, preferred

James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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