Supv Maintenance Training in Zeeland, MI at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for 1) coordinating and/or preparing plant-specific training literature, manuals, systems and class instruction on the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, refrigeration and boiler maintenance and other job related subjects; 2) creating and maintaining training aid equipment and materials, student records, and control the scheduling of classes; 3) performing maintenance orientation training of new maintenance team members; 4) interfacing with appropriate vendors concerning training content and delivery; 5) coordinating safety training of the maintenance department; 6) performing other tasks as deemed appropriate by the maintenance manager; and 7) interfacing with the Corporate Maintenance Training Team to provide input in the creation, revision, and delivery of the Tyson-standard maintenance training program.


Education: Post high school training/education. An associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), B.A., or B.S. degree is a plus.

Experience: Minimum of 7 years industrial technical training management and delivery experience and/or industrial maintenance experience; proven good safety and attendance record along with strong management skills. Completion of Equipment System Qualified Program is a plus.

Computer Skills: Competent in Windows-based software, such as Microsoft Excel and Word, and the ability to learn Tyson SAP-Plant Maintenance system in 90 days. Strong skills in document organization, the use of technical materials, and research techniques.

Communication Skills: Reading and writing fluency in English. High level oral communications, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The ability to function effectively in a team environment, and interact productively with all levels of management and operations personnel.

Certification: Manufacturer-certified trainer or teaching licensure in secondary or post-secondary vocational training is a plus.

Travel: Minimum of 1-5 trips per year outside of assigned location. May require travel to vendor training seminars to gather information for use within the training organization. May meet periodically with Corporate-wide peers and Maintenance Training Group.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Weekend rotation crew supervision as well as off shift coverage as needed.

Special Skills: Proven ability to effectively mentor trainees one-on-one and train small groups on technical topics. Ability to create PowerPoint presentations, and/or manage database information is a plus.

Other Requirements: Display sound judgment, leadership, organizational skills and the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Minimum Training Competency Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
  1. Demonstrated experience in training delivery either in a one-on-one or group environment.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, in English, in both written and oral forms and to successfully convey technical concepts, processes, and procedures to trainees.
  3. The skills to relate successfully to a wide range of audiences, including plant personnel, management, and vendors.
  4. Experience in the design of training materials.

Minimum Technical Competency Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess demonstrated skills in at least one of the following technical areas the following skills:
  1. industrial electrical or electronic systems,
  2. fluid power (hydraulic and/or pneumatic) systems,
  3. refrigeration and/or boiler systems,
  4. industrial maintenance,
  5. Skilled Trades, such as Electrician, Plumber, Millwright, and Welder, or industrial mechanical systems.

Preferred Skills: (possession of one or more of these skills is a plus)

  1. Written and oral literacy in a second language, such as Spanish.
  2. Full or part-time teaching experience, at the post-secondary level, at a vocational-technical school, community college, or university.
  3. Experience in more than one maintenance skill cluster, as listed above.
  4. Experience with scheduling and record-keeping.
  5. Trade Association membership, such as Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Instrumentation Society of America, or National Fire Protection Association.

  1. Post-secondary vocational teaching certification.
  2. Documented education in any or all of the following; curriculum design, course evaluation, presentation skills, train-the-trainer, human relations, problem resolution skills, team building skills, and communication skills.
  3. Documented participation in seminars, conferences, coursework, and/or technical programs as related to technical maintenance.

Other Requirements: Display sound judgment, leadership, organizational skills and the ability to work independently with little supervision.