' Cooper Standard – Accelerated Operations Development Program (US)

Accelerated Operations Development Program (US)

Fast Track your career with Cooper Standard! We are searching for graduates who are motivated and driven to be our future manufacturing leaders. If you are highly-motivated to use your innovative ideas and “make it better”, then this opportunity is for you! Once you complete this program you will be placed at one of our U.S. plants that best suits your skills and abilities to succeed and grow. After you are established, Cooper Standard offers advancement opportunities on a global scale allowing for a number of career opportunities.


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Previous engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Interest and ability to travel and relocate as needed
  • Ability to take charge and lead a team


  • Relocation and temporary housing provided
  • Mentoring from executive sponsors and departmental leaders
  • Working in multiple roles to fully understand all operational functions
  • Be ready to take on an accelerated advanced role within the US operations group upon completion of the program

3 Year Development Program

Orientation - 1 Year in Operations Center of Competence

  • Kepner Tregoe Training / Product & Financial Training
  • Attend Business Reviews
  • Plant Kaizen Events (Travel Required)

Plant Assignment - 1 Year

  • Shadow Plant Manager
  • C.I./Lean Projects (6 Months)
  • Lead Business Unit Area (6 Months)

Program Management or Launch (1 Year)

  • Manage a Small Program (SE Michigan)
  • Manage the Launch of a Small Program (U.S. Plant)


For more information on the Accelerated Operations Development Program please contact:

Stephanie Popovski