Management Trainee

Job Locations US-AL-Anniston
Day shift (and as needed)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Tyler Union


To gain the knowledge and tools necessary to become a future Department Manager or other upper level Manager position, which includes completing training within various departments, obtaining a comprehensive view of the many facets of the organization, as well as the position, relationships and departments that allow this individual to be successful. Integrate safety, environmental, quality, and human resources support into all production operations.


Tyler Union, a division of McWane, Inc. located in Anniston, Alabama has a century of success in manufacturing and selling ductile iron fittings, joint restraints, and valve boxes for the waterworks industry. This is a salaried position with an excellent benefits package with health, life, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation, and holiday. Be part of the team!


This is a salaried position and an excellent benefits package with health, life, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation, holiday pay and 401(k).


Take a tour of Tyler Union here.


All candidates offered employment must submit to a drug screen, physical, and background check.  



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. This position is full-time (minimum of 40 hours per week) on-site position.


  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the Tyler Union Safety Program. Advise management of any deviations from this program.
  • Evaluate and monitor the work performance and progress of others.
  • Collaborate with managers to plan the work output for the organization.
  • Assist Managers and Supervisors in completing daily tasks and evaluating performance.
  • Serves in a manager or supervisor capacity as assigned. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Aid in the process of developing and instituting policies, performance goals and objectives.
  • Analyze company reports to evaluate the organization’s inventory activity, gross profit, and sales.
  • Identify trends and then developing recommendations based on the information gathered.
  • Work with contractors and clients.
  • Observe and train with experienced staff to learn about the standards, procedures and methods used to be effective within each department.
  • Learn about the various functions and operations for all employees, as well as the practices and policies that impact each phase of the business.
  • Participate in the company’s strategic planning.
  • Research ways to increase profitability and lower risk.
  • Create and give presentations.




  • Supervision - Directing of team member activities concerned with production as needed. To include: Engineering technology, production methods and procedures, standards, and machine and equipment capabilities and analyzing workforce requirements, performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all operations team members.
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting - Calculation of standards, scrap, KPI’s and budgeting processes.  Reviews production costs and product quality and makes modifications as needed to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.
  • Work with and Understanding of Management Responsibilities - Production Control, Accounting, Quality Control, Engineering, Environmental, Safety, Human Resources and SPC.
  • Coordinate of Department Activities - Balancing production activities along with procurement, maintenance, production planning, safety, and quality control activities to obtain optimal use of employee and equipment resources.
  • Review and Analyze Reporting Data - Determine causes on non-conformity with production specifications and operating or production problems to include variance/financial non-conformance.
  • Transparent/Candid Communications - Develop collaborative and effective communication with all appropriate parties, develops and implements methods and procedures to eliminate operation problems and improve product quality.
  • Plant Policies/Work Rules/Safety Compliance/Union Contract - Effectively know, understand, and evaluate all when making directional decisions for the plant/business.Remove Production Constraints - Allocate human and equipment resources and direct production employees to attain all established goals. Remove waste and constraints from the production process to improve efficiencies and enhance productivity.

COMPETENCIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Analytical- Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources. 
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. 
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings. 
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget. 
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management, Business Administration, or related field required. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered.
  • Three (3) years’ related on-the-job experience required, preferably in heavy manufacturing.




  • Skills required to perform this job successfully include, but are not limited to, time management; active listening; complex problem solving; critical thinking; judgment and decision making; reading comprehension; monitoring; speaking; writing; and coordination.
  • Abilities required to perform this job successfully include but are not limited to oral comprehension; written comprehension; written expression; problem sensitivity; oral expression; speech recognition; deductive reasoning; category flexibility; inductive reasoning; and speech clarity.
  • Work activities associated with this position include getting information; making decisions and solving problems; communicating with supervisors, peers, and subordinates; interacting with computers; establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships; coordinating the work and activities of others; developing and building teams; analyzing data and information; developing objectives and strategies; and guiding, directing, and motivating subordinates.
  • Physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body include climbing, lifting up to 50 pounds, balancing, walking, standing, stooping, and handling tools and materials.
  • Must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.



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