Engineer Development Program - Associate Engineer (Peru, IL)

Peru, IL, US, 61354

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


About the Position:

This is a fast paced, aggressive, entry-level program that is designed to challenge you at all times. 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.


This job is for you if:

  • You are creative and value “out of the box” thinking
  • You are assertive
  • You are a problem solver
  • You are a self-starter


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 manufacturing training through the entire fiber-cement manufacturing process in addition to development of key professional skills

Projects: select and complete strategic projects using the skills acquired during your first year


Second year:

After successful completion of your first year, you will be promoted and assigned to a specific process or role across one of our 11 U.S. plants (Waxahachie, TX; Cleburne, TX; Fontana; CA, Reno; NV, Tacoma; WA (2), Peru; IL, Pulaski; VA, Prattville, AL; Plant City, FL; Summerville, SC; Westfield, MA)


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 
  • 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
  • You will lead 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 Paper Science, Polymer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical 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



James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Ottawa

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