Manufacturing Management Trainee

Mounds Production Company, 700 Industrial Park Rd, Mounds, Illinois, United States of America Req #1299
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Job Summary

  • This role provides a production environment foundational experience for entry level engineers or business management graduates including valuable experience on the shop floor that is highly valued throughout industry and will set you apart from your peers in years to come.   
  • Is accountable for improving manufacturing processes and systems with the goal of reduced manufacturing costs or other agreed to improvement metrics.  (This will be accomplished within the Process Improvement umbrella of the company).


Representative Duties

  • Discuss, manage and record keep as required for Safety, Housekeeping, Environmental and Quality requirements in your area of responsibility
  • Scheduling, Timekeeping and Accountability responsibilities for your teammates
  • Coordinate production activities including Start-ups, Shutdowns, Daily Operations, Maintenance, Trials, Corporate Process Improvement Projects and Corporate Engineering Projects in your area of responsibility.   
  • This role will be physically demanding as you will be expected to operate equipment and perform housekeeping activities with your team – leading by example.   
  • Roles of responsibilities within Oil Dri Company will include Production Management, Process Improvement, Plant Process Engineering or Corporate Engineering.
  • Expected to work in a front-line leadership position(s) within the factory within various production department(s) for up to three years.  Initially you will be trained as an operator in the area of responsibility assigned so you will become a hands-on expert in the area you will be leading. 



  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering , Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Business Management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools.
  •  Independent self-starter who can work effectively with all levels of management. 
  •  Posses core values of honesty and integrity    

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist with lifting heavier weight.
  • Must be able to work in dusty environments
  • Must be able to climb at heights 100 feet or greater.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, twist, and climb stairways and ladders, in order to study and understand plant processes.
  • Sitting, Walking, Standing, Talking, Hearing, Visual Acuity-Near

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $67,000.00
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  • Mounds Production Company, 700 Industrial Park Rd, Mounds, Illinois, United States of America