Quality Engineering Leadership Development Program

Quality Engineering Leadership Development Program

Program overview

A program to identify, hire, and develop talented, newly graduated quality engineering professionals, providing an opportunity to start their careers in a diverse, global Fortune 250 company.

  • Participants are introduced to fundamentals of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Associates assist in quality activities, designing products, and improving manufacturing and production processes in Parker’s global organization.

  • Participants develop and deliver professional presentations, learn effective listening and speaking skills, and produce results in a collaborative, team environment. 

Who should apply?

The Parker quality engineering team is looking for leadership development candidates who meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s or master's degree in industrial, manufacturing, mechanical or chemical engineering

  • Superior students with grade point averages of 3.0 or better

How long is the program?

The Quality Engineering Leadership Development Program is two years in length. Participants rotate every six months to a new assignment.

Are participants required to travel?

Participants in the program have the opportunity to visit other Parker Hannifin facilities as part of their work experience, as required by business needs. This company-paid travel offers participants the chance to see how quality engineering practices can be applied based on the requirements of various operations. Additionally, participants travel to Parker’s corporate headquarters on occasion for training or meetings with other development programs, for the purpose of mutual development.

What kind of compensation is offered?

Each participant is offered:

  • A competitive salary

  • A broad benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

  • A 401(k) savings plan

  • Company-paid relocation

  • Company-paid business travel expenses

What opportunities are available at Parker after the leadership development program ends?

Parker recognizes the value of the experience and knowledge gained by program participants. Based on career goals, participants can progress in careers related to quality, operations, or engineering. Quality-related careers grow from Quality Engineer up to Group Quality Manager. Progress along the operational career path includes positions such as Production Supervisor and Business Unit Manager. The engineering career path includes positions such as Innovation Engineer and Division Engineering Manager.

Preference is given to those with geographic flexibility and willingness to relocate.