Printing Process Trainer | Eagle Flexible Packaging

Printing Process Trainer (Batavia, IL)

  • Join our team and work with a strong and stable leader in the flexible packaging industry!
  • Seeking candidates with strong mechanical aptitude, excellent work ethic and a willingness to learn and grow with our team!
  • Looking for leaders, trainers and problem solvers! Many opportunities for growth and leadership roles!
  • Traditional first/second shift with OT potential or ask us about the 3 Day Flex Plan – 3 days on/4 days off!
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k matching and medical reimbursement program!

This position will be responsible for developing, managing, delivering and validating the printing process training programs. Responsibilities of this role include leading On-the-Job (OJT) training of staff as a subject-matter expert (SME), coordination of training schedules, training compliance monitoring, training system improvements, and onboarding of the new members of the production team. This position will also be involved in the technical writing of training documents in as well as authoring/revising on an as-needed basis. Also, responsibilities includes developing and maintaining training metrics to drive performance improvements through collecting and providing training key performance indicators (KPI’s). Utilizing routine metrics data analysis, this manager will promote continuous improvement.

Job Description:

  • Conduct training sessions to instruct employees on company process, machinery on the plant floor and job training and individual coaching as required.
  • Improve the overall operational knowledge of printing department to include best practices. Basic knowledge of detailed aspects enabling troubleshooting of problems or situations that may be encountered within the printing manufacturing and print processes.
  • Lead and develop Operations Excellence work processes for operator training program and validation.
  • Find and capture opportunities to innovate and improve created value to customers and company. Coordinate interdepartmentally within manufacturing and commercial capabilities to achieve business goals.
  • Utilize knowledge and experience, provide training to team members. Responsible for their individual performance and training plan.
  • Work with employees to maintain a safe work environment. Encourage and lead team members to work in a safe manner and to seek improvement in work practices for their benefit.
  • Work closely with the department Managers to ensure appropriate documentation and formatting of training materials.
  • Track, record, and maintain attendance records for all training conducted.
  • Develop and participate in creating, facilitating, and advising initial and ongoing training initiatives to inform and advise operations staff of practices and procedures and continued maintenance of existing programs.
  • Assure that the team maintains quality standards and uses Eagle Flexible Packaging techniques for problem resolution through knowledge of product specifications and training of personnel.
  • Ensure that product quality, production efficiencies, and overall productivity meet or exceed established standards.
  • Strive to be technically proficient on the machinery in the department. Provide assistance to the team in problem resolution and assure that testing and product development is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Must be supportive of KPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Conduct research and analysis and deliver training programs to anticipate training business needs and trends for new business in the future.
  • Provide feedback to management concerning possible problems or areas of improvement.
  • Formulate training policies and schedules utilizing knowledge of identified training needs, company production process, business systems, or changes in products, procedures or services.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization and the ability to motivate people to perform at high levels.
  • Effective communication skills: 1-1, group and written.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong sense of initiative; confident in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
  • Make compelling training presentations to a variety of audiences using both remote technology and on-site resources.
  • Extensive knowledge of flexographic press operations, related equipment, and minor maintenance.
  • Experience as a trainer is preferred.
  • Experience in minimum 8 color print processing.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Flexographic printing industry preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience in an operations leadership position.
  • Knowledge of standard curriculum development tools, including but not limited to Microsoft Office i.e.; Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule, overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Production experience is required and continued education is considered a plus.
  • Proven decision-making ability, managerial courage, time management ability.
  • Must be quality conscious and customer-oriented.
  • A two-year college degree and/or extensive equipment-direct experience in the Printing industry are required.
  • Occasional physical effort involving continuous or prolonged standing, bending, lifting, etc.
  • Conditions frequently involve noise, fumes, and hazardous chemicals.

Eagle Flexible Packaging takes care of our employees with an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, a company-funded medical reimbursement program, paid time off, 401k matching, and an employee assistance program. We have a maintenance apprenticeship program and are committed to supporting our employees’ career growth and aspirations. We have bonus opportunities for employees to earn up to $2,500 for each referral and even offer a discount program that provides savings on everything from groceries to travel!

Eagle Flexible Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.