Johnson Matthey Graduate Program - US, Operations

Location: U.S. Location Flexible
Country: United States
Company Order Number: 9085
Job Family: Manufacturing
# of openings: 5


Vacancy: US Graduate Rotational Program

Location: Various, US Region

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specializing in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology.  With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 14,000 people.  Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over 90% of our sales come from technologies that benefit the environment and health, enhancing people’s lives on a global scale.  Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation.  Today, more than 93% of the group's sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health, but that’s not enough.  We have ambitious plans for growth and need talented individuals to help shape and lead us into our next century.


We currently have a number of openings at Johnson Matthey in our US Graduate Rotational Program. The Johnson Matthey US Graduate Rotational Program will help you fulfill your ambition for rapid professional progression and future leadership roles.  Exciting opportunities to join our leadership development program are available in three streams: Science, Operations and Commercial

Our program consists of three, 8-month rotations in different locations within the United States and across business sectors.  The scope of each placement is designed to build upon the other and develop your technical skillset.  This experience will enable you to develop a wide breadth of understanding of the various sectors in our company.  The program is robust and challenging; it’s ideal for individuals who are passionate about pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone. To support you through this and ensure proper development, we believe strongly in mentoring and coaching.  You will receive plenty of care and expert career advice along the way through those partnerships.  You will also participate in accelerated training and development programs specifically designed to assist you in building the critical leadership skills needed as future leaders in the workplace.

Our strength lies in diversity – of our people, our business and the opportunities we offer.  No two career paths are the same; as part of this program, you’ll forge a journey with JM that reflects your strengths, interests and passion. And we’ll support you every step of the way.  Upon conclusion of the leadership development program, participants will enter into identified roles within Johnson Matthey.

We offer a comprehensive reward and benefits; a highly competitive salary and bonus structure coupled with market leading benefits.  In addition to excellent medical/dental/vision, JM offers tuition reimbursement for higher education, Paid Time Off, 401K with match and Pension benefits. 

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Operations Stream - BS in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or related) or Material Science (Master’s Degree or higher a plus)
  • Minimum Overall GPA of 3.2 required
  • Must be geographically flexible and have a desire to relocate to any JM US site for three placements for the duration of the two year development program.  Relocation assistance is provided to those who geographically qualify as determined by placements
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a true career aspiration to lead others is essential; must be adaptable, strive for excellence, and demonstrate a positive attitude in the face of adversity
  • Strong interpersonal skills a must, coupled with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships to achieve results
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills essential
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US on a continuous basis without company sponsorship.  

‚ÄčHow to apply:

If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online.  Be sure to let us know if you met us at your university career fair.  Applications are currently open and under review.  Final closing date for consideration in the program is December 1st.  For more information on Johnson Matthey and our US Graduate Program, please explore our company website at

Our hiring process includes three steps.  Upon initial consideration you will be asked to complete a video interview.  Selected candidates will next be invited to participate in an assessment center, held in the Philadelphia area.  The assessment center will give you an opportunity to learn about JM first-hand.  You will meet both technical and HR leaders and tour a manufacturing facility.  Successful candidates will participate in a more traditional interview in the final selection process.  Assessment centers will be conducted in January and early February, with a goal to finalize all positions by late February.  Our 2020 JM Graduate Program Cohort will officially join JM with a start date in early September 2020.




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