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Manager, Operations Training

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Hilliard, OH 43026
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We are looking for Operations Training Manager to join our team!


The Operations Training Manager is responsible for assessing, developing, and implementing a training strategy focused on hourly production employees. This role will be responsible for coordinating with Supply Chain subject matter experts in order to develop solutions to safely and effectively on-board new hires and quickly train them on the safe and efficient operation of equipment. The Training Manager will provide support across the plant network and be a vital business partner to Operations, Quality and Safety. Expectations for the role include driving improvement and change within the US & Canada Manufacturing organization through application of Adult Learning Principles.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with key Manufacturing leaders to assess training & performance needs for the hourly workforce
  • Collaborate with key manufacturing leaders to develop long-term World Class training strategy
  • Design training curriculum and processes to align with Operations' goals & objectives
  • Conduct role and environment assessments
  • Organize & facilitate line operator training and Operations' skills training
  • Travel frequently (50% plus) to manufacturing facilities
  • Assess and enhance current certification programs
  • Recommend and implement right organization structure to support training needs across a dispersed manufacturing footprint
  • Create and implement a training tracking mechanism, including cross-training over multiple production lines.
  • Develop KPI's to track progress and success of the program.
  • Decrease the current onboarding timeframe for a new employee to learn the job.
  • Link training content to line and equipment controls (PLC) for easy information access.
  • Keep training current in an ever-changing business environment
  • Determine appropriate channel to effectively deliver training (video, e-learning, OJT etc..)

Job Skills:
The successful candidate will possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Ability to work independently, self-directed or in a group
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create training programs that quickly build required skills to safely and efficiently perform essential job tasks in a manufacturing environment
  • Confident problem solver with a creative approach to learning and development
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate in classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver training within manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to utilize instructional design and Adult Learning Principles
  • Ability to develop train the trainer programs and increase competencies of trainers in a dispersed environment
  • Demonstrated capability in designing/implementing training effectiveness metrics/measurements

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred (experience in lieu of formal education is acceptable)
  • 5 years of experience in technical training, developing learning solutions (e.g., e-learning, instructor led courses, technical documents, exams, etc.)

Preferred Experience:

  • 5 years of manufacturing experience
  • 5 years of experience in the design and execution of manufacturing training programs
  • Experience working in a lean environment preferably utilizing formal lean methodologies
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated project management experience with the ability to lead projects efficiently and effectively, adjust quickly to changing priorities and continue to deliver measurable outcomes.


Posted: 2021-06-10 Expires: 2021-07-12

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