Personal and Professional Growth

Operations Development Associate

Ploiesti, PH, RO, 100525

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Who are We Seeking?

We are seeking recent or upcoming college graduates with the following backgrounds:
• Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering;
• Manufacturing internships and/or other engineering related internships preferred;
• Advanced English language is mandatory;
• Possess leadership potential that has been demonstrated in academic or extra-curricular activities, or during employment;
• Achievement in non-academic pursuits such as clubs and organizations, special projects, military service, and prior work experience;
• Ability to learn quickly, flexible and adaptable;
• Demonstrated effective communication skills;
• Ability/willingness to relocate.

What is the Operations Development Program (ODP)?

An intensive a two-year program that is designed to provide broad-based exposure to Timken's Bearing and Power Transmission manufacturing and supply chain operations. You'll be mentored by, and have significant interaction with, senior operations leaders.
The program consists of four challenging assignments, each six months in duration. The assignments are designed to prepare the associate for a leadership position in bearing manufacturing and/or supply chain.

The assignments will be in the following functional areas, in our manufacturing facility in Ploiesti:
• Lean
• Manufacturing Operations Supervision
• Quality Advancement
• Supply Chain

Upon Graduation of Program
The area of initial permanent assignment is determined upon completion of the two-year program based on the skills and abilities of the associate as well as business need.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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