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Engineering Associate

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Worthington Industries Rotation Experience & Development (WIRED) Program candidate will participate in a rotational program in which they will be responsible for developing knowledge and business skills in the manufacturing industry, while building strong relationships during each rotational assessment. The WIRED program is to provide the knowledge and resources to accelerate the learning curve at Worthington Industries. The Business Analyst works closely with several individuals at each rotation to ensure development goals are met. Strong emphasis will be placed on the ability to grow deep knowledge of the functional area. The analyst will be exposed to many facets of the business including on-site work in specified rotations. The career path will vary widely depending on interest, career alignment, and overall business need.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing facilities
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and lead implementation of solution
  • Identify and reduce non-value added work in the production process
  • Support and/or lead teams focused on new process implementation,  product improvement, safety and quality improvements
  • Utilize quality tools to improve manufacturing consistency
  • Support and/or lead, capital project activities; including development of project scope, objectives and milestones. Lead execution and provide regular communication of project status to all stakeholders
  • Troubleshoots process and equipment issues and provide support to operations and maintenance departments.
  • Support design & development of new products through the New Product Development process

Critical Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong leadership characteristics
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic align with Our Philosophy
  • Self-starter with good project management skills
  • Good customer service orientation with ability to establish professional working relationships with internal/external customers and co-workers
  • Actively seeks career-development opportunities and builds new skills through training and reading of professional literature
  • Ability to see how assigned work fits into the larger picture and affects other areas so that issues outside original scope of work may be identified
  • Fundamental understanding of lean manufacturing concepts
  • Fundamental knowledge of machine design and operating principles
  • Fundamental knowledge of machine repair and troubleshooting practices
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Working knowledge of computer-based design and drawing software (ACAD, SolidWorks)
  • Strong analytical skills

Education/Travel Required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience in a technical field (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical, Systems or Welding Engineering)
    • Co-op experience preferred, Internship or other experience in manufacturing environment
  • 3.0 GPA or above preferred
  • Community and/or collegiate involvement
  • Geographically flexible; willing to relocate for rotational assignments and final placement

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading global industrial manufacturing company delivering innovative solutions to customers that span many industries including transportation, construction, industrial, agriculture, retail and energy. Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded products; and a leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and accessories for applications such as fuel storage, water systems, outdoor living, tools and celebrations. The Company’s brands, primarily sold in retail stores, include Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch® and Well-X-Trol®. Worthington’s WAVE joint venture with Armstrong is the North American leader in innovative ceiling solutions.


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and practicing a shared commitment to transformation, Worthington makes better solutions possible for customers, employees, shareholders and communities. 

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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