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Management Associate - Operations

Company: US Steel
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:


Management Associate - Operations




Diversity Commitment

UNITED BY STEEL - We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture and celebrate the diversity of our employees. We are all responsible to live these principles and lead by example as we prioritize the physical and psychological safety of every team member.

Job Description

The Management Associate program is our entry level program for college graduates to help accelerate their professional development. Management Associates are provided between 12-24 months of training across multiple functional areas with work assignments designed to assist in both personal and skill-set development. The role may include rotational assignment(s) within the department. This program is designed to strengthen leadership capabilities to prepare the college graduate for advanced roles within our operations or in several disciplines that support our operations. U. S. Steel has an opening for a Management Associate - Operations in one of our Steel Manufacturing facilities. Training consists of classroom and "hands on" work experiences in areas such as Safety, Quality, Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, and Problem Solving. Specific process and equipment training will also be provided. Our facilities operate 24/7, 365 days a year. Position requires rotating work schedules, weekends and/or holidays work. Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Apply engineering and/or business principles and problem-solving techniques in a manufacturing environment to insure maximum operating efficiency while handling the pressure of managing a production crew.
  • Supervise, direct, and coordinate the efforts of experienced technicians to keep the production operations running at maximum efficiency with minimum interruption
  • Consult with other production and maintenance managers, plant engineers, staff professionals, and outside equipment manufacturers
  • Select, train, and supervise employees.
  • Due to the nature of our business, some facilities operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year so the Management Associate position may require rotating schedules, weekend and/or holiday work.Candidate Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Operations Management
    • Must have graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university at the time of hire
    • Must have less than three years of professional work experience
    • Must have an interest in a "hands on" assignment in a manufacturing environment.
    • Must be willing and able to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays as needed.

      Preferred Skills

      • We are looking for motivated self-starters that can work in a fast paced, data-driven environment. The successful undergraduate will be an analytical problem solver, have an extremely high level of customer focus and a passion for process improvement. In addition, a successful intern will have:
      • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an aptitude for your area of study
      • A strong record of team, project and/or people leadership in a work setting and/or extracurricular activities
      • A willingness to take initiative to understand the business
      • An aptitude for problem solving; strong writing and verbal communication skills
      • A strong commitment to excellence and to personal and professional growth
      • Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident and high energy
      • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
      • Leadership and strong decision-making skills
      • Ability to think and act both strategically and tactically

        Requisition Type


        Company Overview

        U. S. Steel is a leading steel producer founded in 1901. Today, we're a greener company with an infinitely recyclable product, the world's only LEED-certified steel mill, and an ambitious plan to reduce emissions.

        We make products that make everyday life possible - automotive, construction, appliance, energy, container, and packaging industries all benefit from our innovation.

        We show pride in our communities with company-sponsored employee volunteer programs, corporate contributions, partnerships in support of education, scholarships for our next generation of leaders, and many other programs. We are continually recognized for our commitment to our employees, most recently as a Most Loved Workplace (Newsweek 2021), a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2020 & 2021), and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (Disability Equality Index 2021). It's easy to see why U. S. Steel employees take Pride in Our Past as we Build the Future, United by Steel.

        Job Category

        Recent College Graduates

        Competency Summary

        Think: Think Critically and Drive Change
        Lead: Develop Talent and Collaborate
        Do: Empower Performance and Deliver Results

        Equal Employment Opportunity

        Conducting business with integrity and with the highest ethical values has underpinned U. S. Steel's success for over 100 years, and it remains critical to our company's success in the future. U. S. Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) according to job qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability status or status as a protected Veteran or any other legally protected group status. (California residents may visit regarding collection of personal information and U. S. Steel's privacy practices.)


Keywords: US Steel, Birmingham , Management Associate - Operations, Executive , Fairfield, Alabama

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