The Technical Skills Trainer leads all technical training interventions for the sourcing unit and is an experienced mechanical and electrical technician with an excellent ability to Teach, Coach and Mentor.
The skills trainer will coordinate and deliver course training for technicians, engineers, engineering apprentices and technical operators in accordance with Unilever curriculum requirements. They will liaise with other training providers where it is advantageous to use their capabilities.
Within the factory, the skills trainer will continue to support the development and progression of trained technicians, engineers and technical operators through the skills audit process. Operational training interventions will be varied, but often involve World Class Manufacturing and continuous improvement training.
Additionally, the skills trainer will provide advice and measuring for the recruitment of technical skills to the sourcing unit. The skills trainer is responsible for the proper maintenance and safe running of on-site training facilities and materials.
Key Skills and Responsibilities:
Technical – Able to Teach, Coach and Mentor a minimum of mechanical and electrical engineering skills. An inspirational teaching approach is a guiding requirement for the role.
Mechanical areas of expertise include:
Safe Access to Machinery.
Mechanisms and motion and Condition Based Monitoring.
Belts, pulleys, chains & sprockets.
Lever & linkages.
Gearboxes & drive components.
Bearings, shafts & couplings.
Materials and tribology, limits and fits.
Process Engineering (eg Pumps, Valves, Pipe-Work, Vessels, Agitators pipe work etc).
Maintenance of pneumatic, hydraulic & electromechanical components & systems.
Electrical areas of expertise include:
Safe Access to Machinery.
Electrical control circuits (testing, fault finding & modifying circuits).
Hazardous area equipment and hazards specific to operation.
Removal and replacement of major electrical components (such as motors, switch/control gear).
Control & Automation areas of expertise include:
Safe Access to Machinery.
Internal architecture of PLC’s.
Fundamentals of PLC software.
PLC & SCADA networks.
Programming, control networks and hierarchies.
Batch processes & sequential control.
Robots, cobots & automation technology.
Safety - Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team. Ensure training is safe.
Workplace Hazards - Full knowledge of workplace and hazards within it. Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment relevant to the task.
Environment – Ensure training supports the reduction of environmental impacts and costs associated with utilities, chemicals and product and operational wastes through maximizing eco-efficient operation.
Quality - Ensure that technical skills within the sourcing unit are sufficient to protect Quality standards.
Leadership – As a prominent Technical Leader promote the development of highly effective teams linking the importance of technical competence with wider leadership qualities and skills; communication, integrity, commitment etc. Demonstrate an ability to lead engineering improvement using excellent engineering knowledge and applied logic.
Continuous Improvement – Conduct technical assessments and audits of employee’s technical skills. Through gap analysis and wider coaching techniques ensure employees’ technical skills meet factory priorities and support the eradication of losses.
Problem Solving – Develop employee skills in identifying, prioritising and addressing problems. Use and instruct on the full range of WCM tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.
Teach, Coach, Mentor- Delivers formal technical teaching in the classroom, which is supported by active coaching on the line and mentoring for longer term development.
Business Awareness – Understands the need to meet changing demands and the role of marketing and product innovation in growing the business; is able to link this knowledge to employee training.
Must be flexible with hours of work to accommodate factory shutdowns, training courses etc.
A minimum of 2 of 3 engineering disciplines at a national apprenticeship level; mechanical, electrical or control and automation.
National Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring qualification.
School leaver qualifications in Reading and Comprehension, Writing and Mathematics.
Core Engineering Skills – A number of years manufacturing experience using 2 of the 3 engineering disciplines required by the role; mechanical, electrical or control and automation.
Strong coaching and communication skills supporting some instructional experience in a previous role. Must display an ability to engage and enthuse.
Proven analytical skills.
Intermediate I.T. skills.
PREFERRED / DESIRABLE:
Control and automation qualifications are valued.
Experience of manufacturing in a fast-moving Consumer Goods Company.
Experience as a team member within a project Management team; awareness of project management tools/techniques.
Application Process - CV- Assessment Centre - Offer