Knife Skills Supervisor

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The Knife Skills Trainer and Sr. Knife Skills Trainer are responsible to implement and support an effective hands-on knife skills training program for the knife users at our Hatfield pork processing facility. The Knife Skills Trainers will coach Team Members through the qualification curriculum, which emphasizes the effective knife sharpening skills and efficient trimming / boning techniques that are necessary to ensure Team Members can work safely and be successful in their roles. During the qualification period, the Knife Skills Trainers will evaluate and monitor Trainee performance and regularly communicate progress to the Trainees and their Supervisors. The success of the Knife Skills Trainers will be measured by two KPIs ? 90-day retention rate and average qualification time.
Lead new hire classroom training for general knife skills, including knife handling, knife sharpening, and proper fitting / use of personal protective equipment
Educate knife users on anatomy of the primals (location of muscle and fat) and the most efficient trimming and boning techniques needed to achieve internal and external product specifications
Communicate the qualification process to new knife users and provide them with weekly goals / targets necessary to qualify for assigned position
Mentor new knife users throughout the qualification process for trimming and boning jobs
Evaluate and document weekly progress reports for Trainees and review with Trainees and their Supervisors until qualification is achieved
Monitor and correct/retrain Team Members exhibiting behaviors that are contrary to training; schedule time for additional help as needed
Document and maintain Team Member training records
Assist with development of training materials, including training manuals and job aids
Assist with identifying gaps in training and developing plans to address the gaps
Use the Anago knife sharpness testing device to ensure knives are adequately sharpened in the knife room and Team Members are using their mouse traps effectively to maintain an edge
Troubleshoot problems with yield due to poor boning / trimming techniques
Assist plant supervision with translating in various situations; translate written company information and documents as needed
Plan, develop, and deliver technical training for knife users
Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of training activities
Develop and review training plans and curriculum
Compile and publish training metrics
Identify potential quality problems, compliance gaps, and possible process efficiency improvements to production management
Manage the setup and maintenance of the knife room equipment
Responsible for supervising and evaluating performance of 2 direct reports (non-exempt professional)
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) include 90-day retention rate and average qualification time
Minimum of 3 years of experience training in a manufacturing environment
Experience developing training materials, including presentations
Experience working as an Operator or leadership role preferred
Experience compiling and publishing training metrics
Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated attention to detail, organization and time management skills
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
High school diploma or equivalent required. Some college experience or associates degree/certificate preferred

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