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Manufacturing Leadership Development Program


Napanee, ON, CA

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 120917 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

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Minimum qualifications – Bachelor’s degree or three year certificate in engineering, business management or related discipline.


Goals of MLDP Program:


  • Gain knowledge and an understanding of the plant’s entry level management opportunity.
  • Attain a well rounded knowledge base for effective decision making.
  • Acquire basic leadership competencies for entry level positions.


Structure of MLDP Program :


  • Shadow a Process engineer, Health and Safety Manager, Plant Optimization Leader and Business Leader for 3 month assignments to be educated in their roles and perform hands on learning activities as directed.
  • Involvement in Plant Optimization projects
  • Learn problem solving and continuous improvement methods relative to that portion of the business quarter.
  • Write reports to demonstrate knowledge of the plant’s manufacturing processes, the roles and responsibilities of the support functions, and the technical knowledge of equipment and processes in a specific area.
  •  Perform a challenge assignment in each of the designated positions.
  • Complete designated management and leadership courses for entry level managers.


At the successful conclusion of the first year of the MLDP program, the candidate would then be typically assigned to a one year assignment as a Shift Operations Manager.


QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or three year certificate in engineering, business management or related discipline.
  • Must be geographically mobile upon completion of the two year program.
  • Candidates should be highly energized and self-motivated with experience working with teams to implement change and be adept at communicating with all levels to get everyone on board.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Personal computer skills in a networked environment.


Preference will be given to those candidates who have a demonstrated history of successfully leading and facilitating changes in a 24/7 operation that involve all levels of employees with measurable results. Proven ability to lead associates through coaching and mentoring.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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