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The Hershey Company

Training Specialist - Dot's Pretzels - Edgerton, KS



Full Time

On Site


Edgerton, Kansas, United States

Job Summary The Training and Development Specialist will work with the Dot’s leadership team to develop and implement safety, quality, compliance, and operational training to enhance organizational capabilities. The successful candidate will create visual aids and process standards, helping to ensure new employees learn standards quickly. The candidate will also work with current employees, continuously improving the level of capability and competency of the operators and production labor team in all facilities. Job Duties Include Conduct training needs analysis to identify and address technical competency gaps. Develop unique training programs to fulfill workers specific needs to maintain or improve job skills. Design and develop classroom training including workshop activities, presentation slides, and participant guides. Identify need for cross-functional involvement with functions such as Quality Assurance, Safety, and Maintenance involving them in development or review of training materials. Prepare and complete on-the-floor training with operators, connecting classroom training with hands-on the equipment. Maintain records of training and development activities, attendance, results of tests and assessments, and retraining requirements. Follow up training with implementation of visual aids and standard work. Assist with new hire safety training. Create content to be utilized on the online training platform. Collaborate with Continuous Improvement Team and assist in the training in the use of basic root cause analysis tools, 5 Why, Fishbone, Pareto, SMED. Lead and/or participating on cross-functional teams to resolution of assigned work. Competencies and Skills Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to distill complex concepts into simplified training for all employees to be able to understand. Capable of identifying differences in learning styles and adapting training accordingly. Strong problem-solving skills. Hands-on and pragmatic approach to improving the skill set of all team members. Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels within the organization. Willingness to work in a fast-growing environment, helping to create infrastructure. Patience, perseverance, flexibility, and a passion to drive a learning culture across all facilities. Ability to work in a higher pressure, results driven environment. Has a strong bias for action, while proving the ability to inspire employees. Demonstrates a passion for safety and supports safe work practices. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Education, Training and Development or other related fields. 2-3 Years of Training experience in an Industrial or Manufacturing environment preferred. Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods. Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives. Ability to design and implement effective training and development. Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related program software. Ability to travel up to 20% to various facilities in the US. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds repetitively. Ability to bend, twist, and stand on feet for long periods of time. Exposed to food production environment and warehouse environment which may involve noise and fluctuating temperatures. Candidate must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.