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Leadership Management Trainee

locationRancho Cucamonga, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Project Management / Professional Services
Full Time


Program Overview:

We are currently seeking highly motivated and energetic team members to join Howmet Engine Systems’ Leadership Development Program (LDP).  The LDP provides developmental opportunities to potential leaders and will accelerate the readiness of participants for key leadership positions within HES.

LDP participants will have the opportunity to solve HES’ most significant operational and business questions and issues.  Specifically, participants will engage on a series of cross-functional transformation projects that provide a focused, step-change impact to our business. Example project focus areas may include:
  • Operations Continuous Improvement
  • Growth and Revenue Enhancement
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Asset Management and Efficiency (CapEx, Inventory)
  • Organization Design 
  • Capability building

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Through your project work, you will:
  • Collaborate with operations and/or business leadership to identify core operational and business issues, priorities, and opportunities 
  • Develop new perspectives and hypotheses on operational issues
  • Conduct research to understand trends, conditions, and processes
  • Create insights into HES’ operations and business through fact-based analysis
  • Synthesize operational and business insights derived from analysis into clear, concise actionable solutions
  • Contribute to ongoing continuous process improvement and methodology development
  • Build lasting relationships and networks across various sites and functions within HES

Throughout, you will develop strong problem-solving, communication and people management skills.

Additionally, you will participate in formal training courses. Specifically, participants will master the concepts covered in the following Continuous Improvement classes:

  • Practical Problem-Solving 
  • Softkill leadership
  • Six Sigma Green Belt training/certification
  • Howmet Business Solutions
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Autonomous Maintenance (AM)
  • Change-Over Reduction (SMED)

Additionally, participants will be trained in Continuous Improvement through a learn-by-doing approach with hands-on activities like:
  • Hoshin Planning & A3 Thinking
  • Conduct OEE studies (3 minimum)
  • Lean Kaizen events (5 minimum)
  • Problem Solving – Scientific Method (8 minimum)
  • Develop & Lead a Daily Management Meeting & Leader Standard Work
  • Financial/Accounting Metrics


Participants will attend formal training on HES major product offerings and applications as well as other select topics as applicable to their work, such as quality control and statistical methods, measurement processes, S&OP, etc.

Each participant will be based out of Rancho CA, or Fontana CA or Rochester NY.

The program will include four assignments with an approximate duration of 6-months each for a total program length of 2 years. At the start of each assignment, project goals will be agreed on with HES Leadership to ensure that participants work on the highest priority topics.  Individual development is a hallmark of this program and will be closely managed.  Structured performance reviews will be held at the mid and endpoint of the projects to ensure opportunities for development and growth are well understood.  Additionally, participants will be assigned an HES Leader as a mentor.

Career Path:

HES’ LDP is a great starting point or acceleration point for your career in HES because, through your projects, you will gain broad exposure to HES’ varied challenges and engage with a range of functional areas. Additionally, the LDP is viewed as a talent pool for future leadership positions in HES.

Ideal candidates for the LDP will possess qualities that include:
  • Interest in project and people leadership and desire to build a high-performance team environment
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments
  • A passion for leading positive change throughout organizations
  • The ability to draw key insights from complex and ambiguous business challenges
  • An aptitude for problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong commitment to excellence and personal and professional growth
  • Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident, and high energy

Qualifications:
  • Participants may need to travel between HES locations (Rochester NY, Rancho CA, Fontana CA) as projects may be at any of these locations. 
  • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or Business Management.
  • Must have manufacturing experience.
  • 3 years of business experience. 
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Salary Range: $90,000.00/yr. - $105,000.00yr.

To learn more about Howmet Aerospace, please see below link:

https://howmet.widen.net/s/w8dpqzjljq/introducinghowmetaerospace

Program Overview:

We are currently seeking highly motivated and energetic team members to join Howmet Engine Systems’ Leadership Development Program (LDP).  The LDP provides developmental opportunities to potential leaders and will accelerate the readiness of participants for key leadership positions within HES.

LDP participants will have the opportunity to solve HES’ most significant operational and business questions and issues.  Specifically, participants will engage on a series of cross-functional transformation projects that provide a focused, step-change impact to our business. Example project focus areas may include:
  • Operations Continuous Improvement
  • Growth and Revenue Enhancement
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Asset Management and Efficiency (CapEx, Inventory)
  • Organization Design 
  • Capability building

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Through your project work, you will:
  • Collaborate with operations and/or business leadership to identify core operational and business issues, priorities, and opportunities 
  • Develop new perspectives and hypotheses on operational issues
  • Conduct research to understand trends, conditions, and processes
  • Create insights into HES’ operations and business through fact-based analysis
  • Synthesize operational and business insights derived from analysis into clear, concise actionable solutions
  • Contribute to ongoing continuous process improvement and methodology development
  • Build lasting relationships and networks across various sites and functions within HES

Throughout, you will develop strong problem-solving, communication and people management skills.

Additionally, you will participate in formal training courses. Specifically, participants will master the concepts covered in the following Continuous Improvement classes:

  • Practical Problem-Solving 
  • Softkill leadership
  • Six Sigma Green Belt training/certification
  • Howmet Business Solutions
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Autonomous Maintenance (AM)
  • Change-Over Reduction (SMED)

Additionally, participants will be trained in Continuous Improvement through a learn-by-doing approach with hands-on activities like:
  • Hoshin Planning & A3 Thinking
  • Conduct OEE studies (3 minimum)
  • Lean Kaizen events (5 minimum)
  • Problem Solving – Scientific Method (8 minimum)
  • Develop & Lead a Daily Management Meeting & Leader Standard Work
  • Financial/Accounting Metrics


Participants will attend formal training on HES major product offerings and applications as well as other select topics as applicable to their work, such as quality control and statistical methods, measurement processes, S&OP, etc.

Each participant will be based out of Rancho CA, or Fontana CA or Rochester NY.

The program will include four assignments with an approximate duration of 6-months each for a total program length of 2 years. At the start of each assignment, project goals will be agreed on with HES Leadership to ensure that participants work on the highest priority topics.  Individual development is a hallmark of this program and will be closely managed.  Structured performance reviews will be held at the mid and endpoint of the projects to ensure opportunities for development and growth are well understood.  Additionally, participants will be assigned an HES Leader as a mentor.

Career Path:

HES’ LDP is a great starting point or acceleration point for your career in HES because, through your projects, you will gain broad exposure to HES’ varied challenges and engage with a range of functional areas. Additionally, the LDP is viewed as a talent pool for future leadership positions in HES.

Ideal candidates for the LDP will possess qualities that include:
  • Interest in project and people leadership and desire to build a high-performance team environment
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments
  • A passion for leading positive change throughout organizations
  • The ability to draw key insights from complex and ambiguous business challenges
  • An aptitude for problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong commitment to excellence and personal and professional growth
  • Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident, and high energy

Qualifications:
  • Participants may need to travel between HES locations (Rochester NY, Rancho CA, Fontana CA) as projects may be at any of these locations. 
  • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or Business Management.in business. 
  • Must have manufacturing experience.
  • 3 years of business experience. 
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Salary Range: $90,000.00/yr. - $105,000.00yr.

About Howmet Aerospace

Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE: HWM), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company’s sales for 2022 approximated $5.7 billion. The Company’s primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, titanium structural parts and forged wheels. With nearly 1,150 granted and pending patents, the Company’s differentiated technologies promote more fuel efficiency for aircraft and commercial transportation. For more information, visit www.howmet.com, including content shared during the Company’s May 2022 Technology Day.

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Howmet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email TalentAcquisitionCoE_Howmet@howmet.com