Graduate Trainee Rotational Program

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Trimble Navigation
5475 Kellenburger Road
Dayton, OH
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Paid

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Graduate Trainee Program – Operations, Engineering & Supply Chain

Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) is the leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability for our customers. We are an exciting, entrepreneurial company, with a history of exceptional growth coupled with a disciplined and strategic focus on being the best. While GPS is at our core, we have grown beyond this technology to embrace other sophisticated positioning technologies and in doing so, we are changing the way the world works. Those who successfully lead others to meet our objectives are vital to our organization. Leadership at Trimble is much more than simply exercising assigned authority; we expect our leaders to embrace a mission-focused leadership style, demonstrating strength of character, intellect and the ability to convert ideas to reality.

Graduate Trainee
Trimble Navigation Limited offers a unique opportunity for skilled recent graduates to join the Trimble team as a planner/buyer, new product introduction (NPI), or entry level engineer (test, process, application, product and/or SQA/quality) as part of our Graduate Trainee Program. The aim of this program is to recruit and develop highly skilled leadership candidates and will allow you to discover your passion and gain experience to grow into a career.


• We are seeking new graduates students with Master degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, or related fields.
• Demonstrated communication and leadership skills along with the ability to work with minimum supervision.
• Demonstrated analytical skills.
• Innovative and creative
• Possess leadership skills and clear personal objectives
• Adaptable and self-driven while managing change and exceptional judgment to make a difference and enjoy the fast pace and rapid change that comes with the evolving market that is Trimble.
• 3.5 overall GPA is preferred.
• Some travel may be required.
• Must be open to relocation.


• Sunnyvale, CA
• Dayton, OH
• Westminster, CO
• Tempe, AZ
• Milpitas, CA
• Potential rotations outside of the U.S. for select candidates.


The Graduate Trainee Program will involve an assessment of your leadership and managerial skills. Where necessary, we will support your development with further formal training. During a 27 – 36 month period, participants work on three or four different positions within various Operation departments and/or locations, providing vast opportunities and great company exposure. These positions will offer challenging projects and real time operations. You will be provided with opportunities to put these skills into practice, in preparation for your move to a managerial role.

The program will structure your development around clearly defined set of objectives. You will gain support and encouragement from three sources. Your Coach will be a manager who will work with you to ensure that you are reaching the standards expected of you and you are getting what you need from the program. Your Mentor will be a senior manager from another function, sharing the benefit of their experience and supporting you in the achievement of your personal objectives. Additionally, there will be other management trainees around the country who will form an invaluable network of contacts for you.
If at the end of the two year period, you successfully meet the performance requirement you will be appointed to your first managerial role with Trimble Navigation.

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