STF - Production Trainer

Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC
Job Description
SUMMARY:  The Production Trainer is responsible for training and assisting assigned hourly employees in developing required skills to perform their assigned tasks.  To include, development of ergonomic knife techniques; sharpening and maintaining of sharpened tools.  Will work with Production Supervisors to progressively train the employees in their assigned department. Will work with the Training Manager to improve training techniques, position requirements and equipment knowledge.  The Production Trainer will work with all employees but will spend more time with those experiencing difficulty with maintaining a sharp cutting tool.        
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.
Train and assist in maintaining an effective safety awareness program, including regular departmental safety meetings.Provide timely written feedback on any injuries or accidents and make recommendations for precluding recurrence.
Directly train and coordinate the activities of production employees consistent with company policy.
Train hourly production employees to perform duties according to product conformance and specifications and directs set-up and adjustments of machines.
Study production schedules and estimate worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules.
Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department.
Develop a competent workforce by utilizing hands-on training methods in the work area.
Evaluate employee performance/techniques with cutting tools; train hourly production employees on how to sharpen cutting tools and how to maintain sharpening devices in good condition.
Travel the production line observing for inappropriate knife usage or knife sharpening techniques that could prevent an employee from having a sharp knife.
Correct and retrain employees exhibiting behavior that is contrary to training.
Document and identify trends involving employees, tools or jobs/tasks having most problems with maintaining a sharp cutting tool.
Schedule training time with employees needing additional training and document.
Complete progress reports on employees until they qualify for the assigned position.Review progress reports with Production Supervisor on a weekly basis.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Two years working with adults and/or in a production environment preferred; experience in a food industry necessary.  Must be able to communicate in English, Spanish and/or dialect. 
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to think, communicate in a fast-paced environment.  Must be able to effectively communicate with maintenance, production and management personnel.  Must be bilingual (English/Spanish and/or dialect).

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