Manager, Operations Training

Job Locations US-OH-Hilliard
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/10/2021 4:32 PM)
Job ID
Quality Assurance



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.

EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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