Personal and Professional Growth

Operations Development Program - Industrial Motion

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

Your Career Begins at Timken 

Looking for a career where you can do work that matters? At Timken, we improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery in markets like automation, food and beverage and renewable energy — advancing sustainable solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. Program participants will make immediate, meaningful contributions, collaborate with global teams, and have access to individualized career development and advancement opportunities — all within a values-driven, inclusive culture. Join our global team of 19,000 people in 46 countries, and help us move the world forward.



What is the Operations Development Program? 

The Operations Development Program (ODP) is a two-year program designed to provide thorough exposure to Timken's manufacturing and manufacturing support functions to develop future leaders within the company. The program includes various professional development experiences and on-the-job training during each assignment.


ODP participants are a part of a cohort that advance through the program together to attend trainings, network, and collaborate with leadership throughout the year. Participants will be mentored, and have significant interaction with senior operations leaders throughout the company.


The program consists of four assignments each six months in duration. The first two assignments will be in one plant location. Program participants will then relocate to a second plant location for their third and fourth assignments. After completion of the program, permanent assignments will be in one of our U.S. manufacturing facilities.


The four assignments are:

  • Supply chain
  • Continuous improvement/lean
  • Manufacturing/operations supervision
  • Quality advancement



Educational Requirements/Qualifications:

  • College graduate (December 2023 – May 2024 preferred)
  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Manufacturing internships/co-ops preferred
  • Leadership experience demonstrated in academic or extra-curricular activities, or during employment
  • Ability to relocate
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.5 billion in sales in 2022 and employs more than 20,000 people globally, operating from 46 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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