Training and Qualifications Manager

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, Ohio
Date Posted April 23, 2024
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Shearer's is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier in the snack industry in North America. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, Shearer's has 17 state-of-the-art, geographically diverse manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania,  Virginia, Iowa, Ontario and Alberta, Canada, including one of the industry's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum LEED certified facilities in Massillon, Ohio. The Company is known for producing the highest quality snacks in assorted flavors and sizes, including kettle cooked potato chips, traditional potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese curls and other extruded snacks, and corn chips, as well as cookies, crackers, and wafers.


Training & Qualifications Manager

Location: Stark Distribution Center in Massillon, Ohio

Your seat at the table

The Training & Qualifications Manager is a key leadership role in the Shearer’s Operational Process (SHOP) journey and will lead the efforts to support all pillars, as well as work as a team to set the training strategy in the Zero loss journey and meet business requirements.

  • Build pillar teams and develop team member capabilities and qualification based on step-up card.
  • Responsible for setting the Pillar strategy including Master, 90 Day and Weekly Plan.
  • Drive implementation of three base systems: skills, training & certification and administration at Plant and provide ancillary support as necessary across the network.
  • Analyze and manage the reporting data and assess performance against set KPI’s to validate the pillar performance.
  • Establish training and qualifications strategy steered toward loss elimination due to lack of skill and knowledge by ensuring effective and efficient training systems.
  • Implement the skill matrix and T&Q (training & quality) work processes necessary for building and developing capabilities in team members.
  • Qualify trainers for each pillar who are going to be part of the knowledge transfer in the plant / on model line.
  • Utilize the T&Q Training Development Process to create training materials as it relates to site specific losses.
  • Support and drive Implementation of Enterprise Training Programs aligned to organizational priorities.

What you bring to the table

  • Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university preferred
  • Practical, cross functional experience in many of the following areas:
  • Experience working for or in a manufacturing environment
  • Basic Understanding of Total Productive Maintenance Methodology
  • Understanding of adult learning theory
  • Experience designing learning and development experiences/training
  • Experience facilitating training for small and large groups
  • Ability to learn quickly, deal with ambiguity (change) and drive results
  • Ability to develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing capabilities and capacities.
  • Great communications skills and proven ability to work cross functionally in a collaborative and integrated operating environment.
  • Strong written and reasoning skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and other related applications is essential 


We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.


You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Note: Shearer’s does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Shearer’s is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.