OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Leadership Development Program: Mechanical Engineering

    Job Locations US-PA-Auburn | US-NC-Monroe | US-PA-Jeannette
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/14/2018 8:08 AM)
    Job ID
    Engineering / Quality
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    Are you ready to take your career to the next level and join a company that offers the opportunity to tackle high impact business challenges, work side-by-side with senior executives and supportive colleagues and accelerate your career development? OMNOVA Solutions’ Leadership Development Program (LDP) is an exciting, unique opportunity for ambitious and highly talented Engineering graduates.


    OMNOVA Solutions is a focused polymer, specialty chemicals and functional surfaces organization with exciting market leadership positions across the globe. We have the need to acquire and grow exceptional talent to assume mid-level leadership positions as we continue to grow.


    The Leadership Development Program is a two-year program that will help sharpen your leadership skills, advance your technical skills and take your passion for engineering to the next level. The two-year program will give you three (3) rotational job assignments focused on strategic initiatives for our business and our plant operations. After successfully completing the program, you will be placed in a highly impactful operations role within our Operations group.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    During the LDP, you will experience:

    • Exposure to occupational safety, process safety and environmental standards and processes that support safe and compliant site operations.
    • Participation in development and operation of decorative laminates and/or polymer films manufacturing facilities at both commercial and pilot scale.
    • Involvement in the execution of business strategies that result in profitable growth
    • Exposure to business reporting financial fundamentals including Profit & Loss (P&L) statements and balance sheets.
    • Utilization of continuous improvement methodologies and tools including six sigma and lean manufacturing to deliver performance improvements.
    • Execution of multiple business process optimization projects driving enterprise and operational excellence.
    • Exposure to the product innovation process from idea generation to commercialization.
    • Utilization of basic engineering skills to solve operational problems.
    • Development of project management skills through the execution of capital projects.
    • Exposure to the Performance Management System process for supporting the development of employees.

    Who you are...

    OMNOVA’s main objective is profitable growth, and as part of this program-you will have the opportunity to directly impact our growth strategy. We are looking for people who have true aspirations to lead these initiatives. Our Leadership Development Program will provide you the accelerated development to ‘learn by doing’ and will put you in the thick of things. OMNOVA provides a variety of experiences that provides you with breadth of experience to help accelerate your development

    Candidates must be highly motivated, results-oriented, and possess a passion for strengthening operational, strategic thinking and leadership skills. Additional qualifications include:

    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
    • Minimum of two years of practical experience in a manufacturing setting (internship or co-op experience fulfills this requirement).
    • Participants must be geographically mobile during the program, including ability to relocate within the U.S. based on assignment location and travel internationally
    • Permanent work authorization in the Unites States is required

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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