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Job Description

You care about the world. So do we. Work together with a talented group of people committed to making innovative products and services that improve our world.

Our Operations Development Program is a three year rotational program for recent college graduates with manufacturing operations management, engineering and supply chain related experiences who have a passion for manufacturing and are motivated to accelerate their career to leadership roles in the organization. Program participants must be motivated and mobile as they will have three assignments in three US Donaldson facilities to build manufacturing understanding and leadership skills. This position will generally not be in our Bloomington, MN location, but would be in any one of our U.S.A. Manufacturing Sites.

Year 1 - Is a project leadership assignment that offers a broad overview of manufacturing in the participants preferred area of development. Assignments may include manufacturing engineering, quality engineering or production planning. Participants will lead projects focused on improving plant metrics (safety, quality, delivery, cost) and using lean manufacturing principles.

Year 2 - Is a front line leadership assignment that includes a focused assignment in the participant's selected career path of Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or Engineering and an assignment as a production supervisor.

Year 3 - Is a people leadership assignment where the participant will continue to supervise people and lead impactful projects furthering their leadership skills within operations areas in their selected career path. Assignments may include supervision of engineering, quality, production, production planning or shipping.

Upon completion, graduates are typically placed in leadership roles at one of our US manufacturing plants. Graduates are equipped with a strong professional network and business foundation for future success. Donaldson will work with participants to identify a role within the company that matches your skills and aspirations with the best opportunities for career development.


* Undergraduate degree in operations management, engineering (mechanical, industrial, manufacturing), supply chain management, or business-related field.
* 3.0 GPA upon graduation
* Prior internship, co-op or practical experience
* Demonstrated leadership experience preferred
* Must be willing to rotate every year to a new location and be geographically mobile
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization
* This position requires use of information which is subject to the export controls. All applicants must be U.S. persons (U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee).

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401(k), Life and Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, training and development.

Come make a world of difference.

About Donaldson Companies

Donaldson Company, Inc. (Donaldson) is a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. The Company's product mix includes air and liquid filtration systems and exhaust and emission control products. Products are manufactured at 39 plants worldwide and through three joint ventures. The Company has two reporting segments: Engine Products and Industrial Products. Products in the Engine Products segment consist of air filtration systems, exhaust and emissions systems, liquid filtration systems and replacement parts. Products in the Industrial Products segment consist of dust, fume and mist collectors, compressed air purification systems, liquid filtration systems, static and pulse-clean air filter systems for gas turbines, and specialized air filtration systems for diverse applications including computer disk drives. The Company acquired on LMC West, Inc. on February 4, 2008. In October 2008, the Company acquired Western Filter Corporation.

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