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Training & Qualifications Lead, Snack Food Mfg.

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Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Shearer's is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry in North America. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Shearer's has 17 state-of-the-art, geographically diverse manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Ontario and Alberta, Canada, including one of the industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum LEED certified facilities in Massillon, Ohio. The Company is known for producing the highest quality snacks in assorted flavors and sizes, including kettle cooked potato chips, traditional potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese curls and other extruded snacks, and corn chips, as well as cookies, crackers, and wafers.


Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Flexible Schedule Required

(Primarily M-F 2P - 10P with potential for 11:30A - 7:30P a few days)

The Training & Qualifications Lead is a key role in the Shearer's Operational Process (SHOP) journey and will lead the efforts to support all functions, train new employees, further qualify skilled employees as well as working as a team to set the training strategy in the plant Zero loss journey and meet business requirements.

Your seat at the table

  • Responsible for the application of the plant training strategy including Master, 90 Day and Weekly Plan
  • Analyze the data that the training department has and set the KPI's to validate the pillar performance and establish the main losses, and set strategy to eliminate them
  • Use training and qualifications curriculums steered toward loss elimination due to lack of skill and knowledge by ensuring effective and efficient training systems.
  • Develop the skill matrix and the T&Q systems to be implemented in the plant / on model line to start documenting and develop experience and capabilities in the team members.
  • Work closely with other functions to maintain a strong orientation process and continuation of onboarding for new employees
  • Develop the OPL system / process, to start the new learning culture
  • Qualify trainers for each skilled area who are going to be part of the knowledge transfer in the plant / on model line.
  • Develop training materials and set the bases for new training methods focused on the job, tasks and eliminating losses.
  • Ensure any new process consider SHOP concepts that drive new employees right to the new high performance culture.
  • Drive a Training Methodology of "Learn-Do-Teach" to ensure that everybody can be a trainer and a learner, continuously
  • Developing the team member capabilities and qualification based on plant business need
  • Document the knowledge transfer among operators and technicians
  • Responsible for benchmarking and reapplication
  • Link to Shearer's Network T&Q Pillar Team to standardize processes

What you bring to the table

  • Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Practical, cross functional experience in many of the following areas:
  • Manufacturing
  • Production Leadership
  • Basic Lean Methodology
  • Capable of transferring knowledge to adult learners
  • Ability to learn quickly, deal with ambiguity (change) and drive results
  • Ability to develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing capabilities and capacities.
  • Great communications skills and proven ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative and integrated operating environment.
  • Strong written and reasoning skills.
  • Word, Excel and related applications is essential.

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer's, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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