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Operations Leadership Program

Operations Leadership Program


The Operations Leadership Program (OLP) provides you with broad exposure to Operations across UTC’s business units while enhancing your professional leadership skills. You are challenged to gain in-depth knowledge of UTC’s products and services, serve as change agents in fast-paced and dynamic environments, and develop a strong network of leaders to ensure success in Operations.  

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About Our Program

The OLP recruits annually July through December for cohorts starting the following June. 

Operations Leadership Program Duration

3 Rotations (8 months each)
OLP associates rotate individually through three impactful eight-month assignments in various operations disciplines throughout UTC.

Throughout the program, you receive guidance and coaching from executive mentors, OLP alumni, and program champions at each business unit. Immediate supervisors provide mentoring and job performance feedback in each position.

ditional opportunities for professional, career and leadership development include:

  • Weeklong OLP training seminar during each eight-month rotation 
  • Executive and alumni networking events 
  • Community volunteer activities 


You will serve in three functional areas of Operations:

  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Management
  • Quality Organizational Development 


You will develop:

  • Adaptability 
  • Initiative 
  • Lean Knowledge 
  • Teamwork 
  • Forward Thinking


Roles you will perform include:

  • Supply Chain & Logistics Analyst 
  • Supplier Performance Analyst 
  • Cell Leader 
  • Shop Floor Supervisor 
  • Manufacturing Engineer 
  • Quality Specialist

Where You Will Be

OLP associates benefit from UTC’s national and global presence by filling more than 40+ rotational positions around the United States. Primary U.S. locations are: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont. 

58% of roles are outside of Connecticut. 

* As of 2018, rotation opportunities are constantly evolving.

What Makes a Good Candidate?

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, top-class performers and have demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead others. You should also have strong interpersonal skills and excel in group project environments while striving for excellence and integrity every day.

Additional characteristics of a top OLP candidate include:

  • B.S., MBA or M.S., with preferred majors in Engineering, Operations, Supply Management, or Logistics 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Mobility to travel/live anywhere in the U.S. and possibly abroad

OLP candidates should have permanent, unrestricted work authorization in the United States. UTC also offers internships and co-op opportunities, and each business unit hires interns. Search for internship opportunities.




OLP Associate

The relationships and professional skills I’ve built during this time are meaningful and invaluable. I will carry them forward with me for the rest of my career. More

In addition to the in-depth finance and supply chain knowledge I acquired, I was also challenged to develop my communication skills by having to work regularly with nine commodity management groups, three sub-business units, and the senior management team.



OLP Associate

Imagine as a young professional your manager introducing you to his counterparts as “a future leader of the company.” More

As an OLP associate, employees look at you and see the future of UTC. We are not placed in roles to sustain a functioning process, but to take the process apart and reassemble it into a system that adds continuous value to the business. As OLPs we don’t maintain, we leave legacies.



OLP Associate

While in the OLP, I've had the opportunity to be paired with senior level executives who served as my direct mentors. More

They have shared great leadership experiences and coached me in many areas directly applicable to my roles. As an OLP, you are viewed as a leader, and senior management trusts your judgment to make decisions that will benefit the organization.


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