Operations Manufacturing Trainer

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    Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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    Up to £35000.00 per annum

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    Sara Nash

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Operations Manufacturing Trainer


£35,000 Per Year

Competitive Benefits

My client is a leading provider of high technology products, systems and tools to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities.

Our core purpose is to support our customers to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, enabling a greener economy, increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding.

We are proud to be recognised as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world

Role Overview

As an Operations Manufacturing Trainer you'll handle the learning and professional development of the workforce. To equip staff with the knowledge, practical skills and motivation to carry out their work activities effectively.

Increasingly, you'll be required to be strategic rather than reactive, assessing the skills and knowledge within Manufacturing and determining what training is needed to grow and retain these skills. You'll either deliver the training yourself, through the Principal Technician or arrange for a third-party trainer

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess training needs for new and existing employees
  • Identify internal and external training programs to address competency gaps
  • Partner with internal stakeholders regarding employee training needs
  • Organise, develop or source training programs to meet specific training needs
  • Develop training aids such as manuals and handbooks
  • Ensure Standards are aligned to industry standard pertaining to hard and soft soldering, welding and fabrication.
  • Map out training plans for individual employees
  • Present training programs using recognised training techniques and tools
  • Facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, on-the-job coaching
  • Design and apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness
  • Track and report on training outcomes
  • Provide feedback to program participants and management
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on training material and methodology
  • Maintain employee training records
  • Handle logistics for training activities including venues and equipment
  • Coordinate off-site training activities for employees
  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment
  • Keep current on training design and methodology
  • Manage the apprenticeship and trainee schemes

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications:

· BSc Hons or equivalent in a technical / production discipline

Professional Skills/ Abilities:

· Leading teams to achieve KPIs: 3 years

· Delivering training, mentoring and/or coaching: 3 years

· Manufacturing Trainer/Assessor: 5 years

· Experience of implementing best practice manufacturing


  • Must have previous experience in Soldering and Welding

· Good understanding of Lean principles and 6 Sigma

· Demonstrable experience of designing SOPS and risk assessments

· Good understanding vacuum technology including leak testing

· Excellent IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office

Personal Qualities:

· Communication - Effective communication with all team members

· Teamwork - Able to guide team and individuals

· Cultural Awareness - Able to communicate with different cultures and can coach others to do the same

· Emotional Intelligence - Desire to improve self

· Engagement - Able to encourage the team to complete tasks on time

· Decision Making - Able to analyse and make an appropriate decision

· Innovation - Able to successfully implement new ways of working to maximise productivity

· Customer and Markets - Customer focussed - able to meet the needs efficiently

If you are interested in applying for this role or finding out more please contact Sara Nash on 02393 910040 or email snash@astutetechnical.co.uk

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