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Management Trainee

Knoxville, TN(Full Service)
Job Number: 892/980

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Why Barnhart?

MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self-tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.



Job Description:


  • Management Trainees are required to be in Memphis for the majority of the training period.
  • Management Trainees are required to travel to multiple branch locations to understand various areas of Barnhart operations.
  • Management Trainees are required to develop a training program to meet knowledge and experience goals in 6 month to 1 year window.
  • Management Trainees must submit to regular assessments to determine if learning goals are being achieved and must implement corrective actions where lacking progress.
  • Management Trainees are required to work in the field for a significant amount of time.  This requires the position to pass all requirements for working in the field including Fit For Duty testing, Safety assessments, OSHA training, etc.
  • Management Trainees are required to work 50 hours a week at a minimum.
  • Management Trainees are required to establish working relationships in many areas of the company to prepare for future roles of responsibility.



  • Must have experience in formulating, presenting and executing a detailed business plan to include financial and operational objectives.
  • Must have the ability to interpret and disseminate technical information orally and written form.
  • Experience needed in business development and managing a sales team to attain specific goals.
  • Construction or industrial management experience
  • Working knowledge of P&L performance and background working with job cost.
  • Basic construction contract knowledge and mechanical aptitude.
  • Professional communication and writing skills
  • Ability to embrace and effectively communicate company values to team and articulate to business and civic leaders when necessary.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in related work
  • Knowledge of heavy lift equipment is a plus
  • Experience in a supervisory role in a related construction field
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain written documentation of daily activities
  • Pass drug screen, clean background
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran



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