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Engineering Trainee 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Engineering  

The Global Supply Chain Trainee Development Program is designed as a 1-year program to provide trainees the appropriate training and learning experiences that will prepare them for their first career position within the Company.  The first part of the program will include the following:

  • An orientation to our Company and Division
  • An overview of the operations within a paint plant, a specialty plant and a distribution service center (warehouse).
  • A total Supply Chain overview (from product concept to finished product)
  • An overview of other support functions including:  Accounting, IT, Engineering and Human Resources.
  • Transactional Lean and Six Sigma Training

The trainees will also complete appropriate rotations within their function.  At the end of the 1-year period, all trainees will come together again for additional trainee development activities, including managerial training, presentations and graduation activities.   

The Engineering Trainee completes the following rotations:

  • Company orientation
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Supply Chain Overview
  • Support functions – Accounting, IT, Human Resources,
  • Transactional Lean
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Functional rotations include:  Process Engineering, Plant Technical Services, Quality Improvement Lab, and Plant Engineering

The Engineering Trainee requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.  Target jobs include:  Process Engineers, Maintenance Planners, QA Supervisors or Continuous Improvement Managers. 


Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
Minimum GPA of a 2.8
Willingness to relocate
Previous Intern/Co-op experience
Have the legal right to work in the U.S.
Willingness to consent to a background check and drug screen

Other Qualifications
Willingness to work off-shift hours
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work without direct supervision
Problem solving ability
Able to manage time well
Project Management Skills
Organizational Skills
Technical Skills:  AutoCAD, Minitab, Computer Programming Language (i.e. MatLab, Java, C++, or C#)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Close Date  
Number of Openings  
Position Engineering Trainee  
Close Date 3/29/2013  
Number of Openings 2  
Req Number ENG-00009  
Location Cleveland, Ohio/Headquarters  
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Phone: (216) 566-2363
Mail: The Sherwin-Williams Company
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Employee Relations Department
1200 Midland Building
101 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Fax: (216) 566-3266


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