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Scope of Position:
• Develop, deliver, and manage ongoing training and skills development for both the operators and salaried employees of the Diesel Manufacturing Plant.
• Develop and administer a training program that prepares the operations workforce of the Diesel Manufacturing Facility to safely and effectively perform the various tasks on the production floor.
• Design an onboarding program to effectively integrate new salaried personnel into the plant.
• Manage the activity of the Training Coordinators in the plant.
• This position reports directly to the Human Resource Manager. The position will also be connected with trainers, operations and engineering for consistent training standards and validation.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Develops an understanding of processes and tasks to best equip manufacturing workforce and facilitate cross training strategy
• Works with the various plant functions to include: operations, warehousing, and maintenance to recognize hiring, onboarding, and retention opportunities
• For the salaried workforce develops creative career broadening solutions in an environment with little transition (mobility)
• Builds effective relationships with employees that will maximize an employee’s likeliness to be successful; accomplished through strong manufacturing floor presence and ongoing engagement with front line supervisors and coordinators
• Works with the Operations Manager and Department Heads to develop plans to best address long range business strategies to achieve goals relative to safety, quality, cost, and service
• Serves as a liaison with Operations and Human Resources relative to hiring, on-boarding, and retaining talent. May serve as subject matter expert when interacting with contingent employee vendors.
• Periodically works with external vendors and Human Resources to update, modify, or implement new screening tools or practices relative to cognitive and physical capabilities
• Maintains timely, comprehensive and professional communication with staff, sister operations and internal customers
• Leverages various assessment practices like surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, to regularly define opportunities for growth and development
• Attend meetings, seminars or participate in organizations to remain abreast of latest practices relative to manufacturing and employee development
• Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees
• Optimize through redesign or refresh existing training materials, procedures, etc. to improve overall retention, safety behaviors, and application. Leverage new methods, and industry best practices
• Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures
• Monitor training costs and prepare budgetary needs in-line with annual plans for plant (hourly & salaried)
• Work with procurement to develop statements of work and negotiate contracts with clients including desired training outcomes, fees, or expenses.
• Develop or implement training programs that directly impact measures like: productivity, efficiency, recycling, lean principles, and environmental impacts.
• Supervise, evaluate, or refer instructors to skill development classes.
• Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants.
• Develop or implement training programs related to efficiency, recycling, new technology receivership, or other issues with environmental impacts.
• Development of Cross-Training Plan to address bottlenecks, resourcing and optimize overall staffing levels.
• Redesign certification & re-certification model to maintain skills and competencies.
• Evaluate the Training Coordinator role and implement improvement and sustainability plans.
• Develop method to assess full-time associates capabilities to screened capabilities of potential new hires.
• Create a process to summarize needs from annual salaried PD&R process to identify internal & external opportunities to address individual and organizational gaps.
Travel Requirements: Less than 5%
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
Monday – Friday. Typically 8 AM – 5 PM. Some flexibility required to accommodate interactions with manufacturing associates who work a 24 x 7 shift schedule
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree, Education discipline preferred
Required Years and Area of Experience: Min of 3-5 years in training or development
• Strong people skills. Able to interact at all levels within the organization
• Demonstrated process development for repeatable results and sustained improvement
• Able to initiate and manage multiple tasks and projects as necessary
• Microsoft Office, Outlook
• Ability to develop strategies & vision to compliment plant goals and objectives to achieve business needs through people
• Experience in operations a plus
• Excellent communication skills
• Team development
• Good time management & organizational skills
• Able to maintain high levels of confidentiality and credibility
EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled