Manufacturing Training Specialist

WHO WE ARE Baldwin Richardson Foods (BRF), one of the largest black family-owned companies in the United States, is a full service organization providing consumer insights expertise, innovation, product development, procurement, manufacturing and logistics to some of the most iconic foodservice and CPG organizations globally.

They are driven by their ambition to build long-lasting, strategic partnerships with their customers and suppliers.

BRF combines its deep experience in food science with flexible and continuously evolving manufacturing capabilities as a custom ingredient manufacturer.

They help their customers translate brand growth opportunities with innovation concepts and capabilities that create a competitive advantage with consumers and the marketplace.

Iconic, global food brands entrust Baldwin Richardson Foods as their partner to deliver the highest quality products that exceed industry standards.

The Company also manufactures and markets Mrs.

Richardson’s Ice Cream Toppings and Nance’s Mustards and Condiments.

Baldwin Richardson Foods has manufacturing locations in Macedon, NY and Williamson, NY; Corporate Offices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Food Innovation Center Westmont, IL.

WHAT WE NEED The Manufacturing Training Specialist, reporting to our Manager Employee Experience, is responsible for evaluating and identifying workforce skill training needs, creating effective training materials, and supporting the delivery of quality training programs for manufacturing areas.

The Manufacturing Training Specialist will work with cross-functional teams within the manufacturing sector of the workforce as well as with Human Resources.

The Manufacturing Training Specialist will also be responsible for educating and supporting a train-the-trainer model to upskill the supervisors and cell leads delivering on-the-job training.

Due to the nature of our workforce, fluency in both English and Spanish is a requirement.

WHAT YOU WILL DO Identify skill-level training needs for manufacturing areas and employee growth.

Support the delivery of BRF’s training development plans including the development of materials, tutorials, instructions, and additional learning resources for proper onboarding and ongoing skill development.

Maintain manufacturing learning and procedural materials to ensure accuracy and best practices.

Track completion of training programs to ensure consistent and timely training delivery across manufacturing areas.

Report training compliance to individual trainees, supervisors, and other stakeholders.

Provide accurate, constructive, and timely feedback to trainees, supervisors, and cell leads to support performance excellence.

Conduct train-the-trainer sessions to upskill supervisors, operations performance managers, and cell leads to support on-the-job training programs successfully and efficiently.

Champion continuous improvement of manufacturing plant technical training effectiveness.

Actively build collaborative relationships and partnerships with all levels of the organization in the identification and implementation of learning solutions.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL 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.

Required Education/Experience: Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred, specifically in education, business or engineering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 5 years in Manufacturing/Operations, Training & Development, Human Resources, Career & Technical Education, or Industry Related Field.

Experience training in a variety of settings: on-the-job/production floor, classroom, virtually and live.

Experience in manufacturing or related environment.

Manufacturing process and skill trades expertise a plus.

Bilingual in English and Spanish required Experience with training creation & delivery.

Knowledge of HR general practices, a plus.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Strong intrapersonal skills to work effectively with diverse groups of people, including cross-functional teams in multiple locations.

Ability to convey information to a variety of audiences.

Basic knowledge of adult learning theories and principles.

Due to SQF regulations, all employees must be able to fluently read, write, and converse in the English language.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position is an individual contributor role and will not require direct supervision of personnel.

Generous benefits package, including low premium and out-of-pocket medical/dental/vision costs, vacation, sick, 401k with matching, holiday, birthdays off, designated holidays and floating holidays.

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