Production Training Coordinator


Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to serve society with superior quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need. 

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

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Position Summary

The Production Training Coordinator is responsible for communicating with production management to identify training needs and mapping out development plans for teams and individuals, managing, designing, developing, coordinating and conducting all training programs with the help of production trainers, revising Standard Operating Procedures, utilizing multiple forms of training media and assuring safety in the workplace and adherence to our Quality System.

Responsibilities

EMPLOYEE EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT - (60%)

1.         Plan, organize, and direct plant wide training/re-training and education activities for plant team members.

2.         Direct training/education activities to align with established plant goals for safety, quality production, and costs.

3.         Establish goals and prioritize training initiatives appropriately, anticipating future training needs and provide short and long term training plans based on department and Performance Management development plans.

4.         Compile and publish training metrics.

5.         Develop and coordinate orientation programs for newly hired production teammates.

6.         Works with Director of Golf Ball Production to plan, develop, and deliver plant management team training as needed.

7.         Mentor plant production trainers in the delivery and documentation of plant wide training.

8.         Works with production trainers to identify potential quality problems, compliance gaps, and possible process efficiency improvements to production management.

8.         Respond to requests for assistance from production department management.

9.         Plan, monitor, and control costs to meet budgetary objectives through the prudent use of resources.

10.       Direct the activities of plant training personnel to assure standardized procedures are implemented and maintained regarding Standard Practices and Working Standards.  Follow up to ensure results.

11.       Work with area colleges and universities to partner in meeting plant training needs.

12.       Work with state agencies to receive potential reimbursement funding.

MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING DATA - (30%)

1.         Manage training data kept plant wide to conform to ISO9001 and quality standards.

2.         Supervise the entry of generic training data and monitor plant department training certification records.

MISCELLANEOUS - (10%)

1.         Work w/other production trainers to prioritize and deliver training.

2.         Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•            Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

•           Understanding of all aspects of Training/Development and Performance Management e.g., needs analysis, pre-testing techniques, curriculum development, post-testing procedures, and return-on-investment (RIO) procedures.

•           Experience delivering technical training sessions.

•           Experience developing training materials, including presentations.

•           Experience creating group training session records.

•           Experience compiling and publishing training metrics.

•           Demonstrated communication and presentation skills.

•           Demonstrated attention to detail, organization and time management skills.

•           Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

•           Must have knowledge of Company Policies.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

BS Degree in Business or related field with 4 Years Manufacturing Experience and 4 Years Training Experience; DDI (Master Trainer badge) Certification preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.  Ability to negotiate and influence others, as well as the patience and diligence necessary in overcoming resistance to change.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, in all units of measure, whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a managerial leadership position that works both in the factory and office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. It also involves walking and exposure to high noise levels, dust, chemicals, extreme temperatures, potentially dangerous machines and moving fork trucks. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to work rotating shifts, including some weekends and holidays.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles when in the plant area. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Minimum Qualifications

Relevant experience and education required

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.