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Training Coordinator


Location: Albert Lea, MN 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

The plant Training Coordinator is resposible for delivery of training content, revision of training materials and tracking of training completion, qualification and re-certification of hourly employees.  This role ensures that that the various departments that it supports has the right learning delivered in the proper timeline to support the growth and development of employees.  Responsibility for coordinating training and learning assessment activities to comply with regulatory organizations (such as OSHA, EPA and FDA).  Will utilize eLearning and other electronic tools to deliver training (such as Alchemy, TPC and Foundational Knowledge).  This role will be a key role in the development of competency based learning, introduction of new trianing delivery methods as well as working hand in hand with other departments such as EHS, Quality, WCM and Operations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate training programs through a variety of written. verbal, hands-on, classroom and electronic/virtual methods.  Validate transfer of knowledge through assessment tools to ensure that new learning is being utilized.
  • Assist in conducting employee skill evaluations, track and report on training outcomes, maintain all training documents and records.  Maintain skills matrix and talent development tools and trackers to ensure that plant people capability meets the demands of the business.
  • Participate and support change initiatives such as mergers, acquisitions, capital investments, plant structure changes and routine plant events as required.  Support FSMA, WCM, EHS, Sanitation and other plant programs.
  • Provide status updates to training manager including training completion, key actions in progress/completed, and 
  • Completes training assessments that will be essential in the review and recommendation of new hires.
  • Partner with HR team to support and coordinate off-site training for employees.  Support external employee training held at Chambersburg as needed.
  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment including plant messaging systems.
  • Support HR department initirives and efforts as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  Acquire or possess training certifications is a plus.
  • Demonstrated capability of technical processes in area of expertise.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Employee must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written.  Organization, self-motivation and capability to work in a rapidly changing environment with the ability to effectively interact with and influence all levels of the organization is a key to success.  Employee must possess expert skills in training areas.  Employee must model the company core values and possess a work history demonstrating company policies, procedures and culture.  Must be a trusted advisor to the organizational levels with whom he/she interacts.  Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills will lead to success in this role.  This role will often be in a position to present information and be capable of influencing without authority.


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Albert Lea

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