Accelerated Leadership Development Program - Advanced Manufacturing Path


Wooster, OH, US, 44691

Job Requisition ID:  18513


Schaeffler is a dynamic global technology company and its success has been a result of its entrepreneurial spirit and long history of private ownership. As a partner to all of the major automobile manufacturers, as well as key players in the aerospace and industrial sectors, we offer you many development opportunities.  


Your Key Responsibilities

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking eager Engineers for our advanced manufacturing facility in Wooster, OH. This is a two-year Accelerated Leadership Development Program comprised of four six-month rotations that provide cross-departmental exposure. Each rotation can be located at any of our facilities throughout the North America Region (USA, Mexico, and Canada), including the possibility for international rotations. The first rotation will start in Wooster, OH in new mobility manufacturing. Upon graduation of the program, a permanent position in Wooster is guaranteed.

In this Manufacturing Leadership Path, our Engineers…

  • Partner with a mentor who is a seasoned professional engineering manager to develop best practices and evolve into a leader at Schaeffler
  • Gain knowledge alongside experts in areas such as production management, quality, supply chain, purchasing, and plant management
  • Develop end-to-end mindset in Operations
  • Participate in a Leadership Progression that provides the skills necessary to lead your area of the business
  • Are trained based on 70:20:10 model which emphasizes a mixture of hands on experience, mentoring, and formal training
  • Present their rotation accomplishments at the end of each rotation in front of the Executive Board, senior management, mentors, and supervisors
  • Receive company housing for the duration of the program (two years) and a competitive salary and benefits

Become equipped for your guaranteed Production Leader position upon graduation

Your Qualifications

For this high-potential development program, we are looking for candidates who are ambitious, creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about leadership and their professional growth.

Qualified candidates will have… 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • At least two rotations of co-ops or internships
  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience in leadership preferred
  • Self-motivated & driven to achieve results
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principals
  • Continuous improvement approach
  • Excellent Organization and Communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Willingness to relocate every 6 months

Our Offering

  • Company Housing during domestic and international rotations
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package Including:
  • 15 Days' Vacation, plus Wellness days
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401K Match Up To 6%
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continuing education
  • Employee Appreciation Events
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As a global company with employees around the world, it is important to us that we treat each other with respect and value all ideas and perspectives. By appreciating our differences, we inspire creativity and drive innovation. In this way, we contribute to sustainable value creation for our stakeholders and society as a whole. Together, we advance how the world moves.


Exciting assignments and outstanding development opportunities await you because we impact the future with innovation. We look forward to your application.


Information on our understanding of leadership can be found here:


Your Contact 

Schaeffler Transmission, LLC  

Katee Jean Baer  



Schaeffler is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive equal employment opportunities and consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 


Keywords: Administration, Services & Support; Production Engineering 


Job Type: Engineer 
Job Family: Administration, Services & Support 
Contract Type: Not Applicable 
Schedule: Full-Time 

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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