Production Technical Trainer

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Federalsburg, MD, US

Company: Dart Container

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Deliver required technical training classes/courses to employees in assigned plant(s)
  • Work with the Training Coordinator or Technical Training Consultant , addressing the technical training needs of assigned plant or department
  • Work with Plant Leadership to prioritize assigned plant technical training projects
  • Communicate plant/department technical training needs to the Technical Training Consultant  for new training requests / development 
  • Support training needs at other facilities when required.
  • Provide input on process improvement initiatives and/or cross functional plant projects (Kaizen, new equipment/technologies) 
  • Assist other Production Technical Trainers in coordinating, scheduling, and facilitating the training of plant employees, when applicable
  • Ensure that  appropriate paperwork is accurately completed and is submitted, to be added into the LMS
  • Work with other Production Technical Trainers to maintain consistency and improve training efforts 
  • Notify Learning and Development's Technical Training Consultant immediately and recommend solutions if there are issues that will prevent achievement of training goals 
  • Deliver required training to plant employees timely, so employees are productive and efficient at their job responsibilities
  • Perform training to ensure all training efforts give employees the knowledge and understanding of employee/product safety rules and maintain product quality
  • Provide certification/recertification training to plant employees where applicable 
  • Maintain and increase subject matter expertise through continuous learning of new technologies and processes in the given field of technology 
  • Facilitate training when production schedules allow. This will include working different shifts and possibly weekends, when applicable 
  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Requires one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in adult education, creative writing, instructional design/technology, or related field of study and two (2) years of related experience, OR
    • Associate’s degree and three (3) years of technical/manufacturing related experience, OR
    • High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years of technical/manufacturing related experience. 
  • Two (2) years of experience delivering technical training within a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility, vocational or community college setting
  • Understanding of needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation methodologies
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to learn and understand manufacturing processes, procedures, regulations, technologies, machines, tools, and equipment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create and edit basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS SharePoint
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy specifically related to documenting detailed job tasks and instructions
  • Ability to effectively present to an audience
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skills
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and organize projects, deadlines and tasks in both team and independent environments
  • Ability to calculate percentages when scoring tests and use classroom performance data to analyze and adjust future training courses
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing production environment
  • Prior experience utilizing Learning Management System (LMS)

Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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