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Associate Engineer

Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Tacoma, WA, 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:


Rotational training: You are placed at one of our 11 US Manufacturing Plants and will receive hands-on training through the entire fiber-cement manufacturing process

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 11 US Plants (Waxahachie, TX; Cleburne, TX; Fontana, CA; Reno, NV; 2 Tacoma, WA locations; Peru, IL; Pulaski, VA; Prattville, AL; Plant City, FL; Summerville, SC)


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
  • Able to relocate to one of our 11 U.S Manufacturing plants
  • Authorized to work in the U.S
  • Demonstrated work ethic through past co-op or internship, preferred





Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

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