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Engineering & Management Development Program

Location: Batesville, IN 47006, USA

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At Batesville, you will be a part of a dynamic team committed to excellence and innovation. A recognized leader in the death care industry in North America, we are committed to our mission of helping families honor the lives of those they love®. We are currently seeking an Engineering & Management Development Program to join our team in Batesville, IN

Your Role at Batesville: 

As an Engineering & Management Development Program, you will be part of an 18-to-24-month program consisting of cross functional rotations. While these rotations may be different for each EMDP, the program is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the company and death care industry. These assignments may be in, but are not limited to, the following departments: Manufacturing, Lean Business, Line Management, Logistics, and Purchasing. As a part of the Engineering & Management Development Program you will be responsible for product assembly, proper care and handling of inventory and always following safe practices and standard. 

How You’ll be Rewarded: 

  • Batesville is a family. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.
  • Competitive pay
  • IMMEDIATE ELIGIBILITY - Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as prescription coverage, short-term disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and more.
  • Generous 401K Matching Program
  • Paid time off
  • Opportunities for development and advancement

What You’ll Do: 

  • Manage projects and individually drive assigned activities in Engineering, Finance, Operations, and other associated areas focused on improving process and learning business practices.
  • Reporting activities relating to assigned training designed to supplement each rotation and end of rotation presentations.
  • EMDP's will meet once a month with the EMDP manager to discuss both current and future rotations and developmental opportunities as well as regularly meet with mentors.
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

What You’ll Bring: 

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in Engineering/Operations; GPA requirement: 3.0 minimum.
  • 1+ year related engineering experience and/or training. 

Nice to Haves: 

  • Ability to work independently and solve problems.
  • Possess analytical, logical, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate across functional and multicultural lines.
  • Possess strong organizational, written and verbal communication, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Possess ability to multi-task and manage many responsibilities and projects at one time.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of lean principles and problem-solving techniques.
  • Familiar with manufacturing systems, material flow, and associated processes.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

Physical Requirements: 

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch, or lift items as heavy as 25 lbs. This job may require the employee to see with clarity at both near and far distances.


Join the Batesville family and apply today! 

Who We Are: 

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service, and innovation. For more than 115 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions. 

At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset. We strive to attract, hire, and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

What Sets Us Apart: 

Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be. 

Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are numerous opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement. 

Putting customers first: We value the funeral professional’s role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success. 

We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. We provide numerous engagement activities to bring people together across the organization. 

We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need. *These services are not available at all Batesville locations.  

DISCLAIMER: The above information in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal-opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.