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3rd Shift Technical Trainer - AHP (Onsite: Columbus, OH)

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing

This position is categorized as compliance critical and, as such, requires and is assigned specific responsibility for ensuring continual and proper compliance with all division, corporate and regulatory requirements. It is the associate’s responsibility to observe all safety rules. Any condition thought to be hazardous or unsafe should be reported to your supervisor immediately.

The Technical Trainer for American Health Packaging (AHP) will provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) in the safe and compliant operation of pharmaceutical packaging equipment that will enhance organizational efficiency and associate knowledge, skills and ability. In addition, the Technical Trainer will support and assist in development and delivery of OJT programs for Packaging Machine Operators (PMOs in HUD, LUD & UDI), Operations support, Warehouse and Mechanics) in order to maintain effective, efficient, compliant and safe production operations in the manufacturing area.

  • Provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) and mentoring including demonstration, observation and performance of job competency assessments of manufacturing associates including operators and mechanics to evaluate knowledge transfer.

  • Conduct PMO OJT and observation to prepare associates for certification. Follow up on a regular, planned schedule to answer questions, provide feedback and verify proficiency.

  • Conduct cross-training and periodic refreshers, as required. Support associates who have questions or need additional assistance in understanding their job responsibilities.

  • Maintain organized OJT training records of all training conducted.

  • Conduct classroom training to support OJT material

  • Support on-boarding process and training for new hires.

  • Conduct unbiased assessments and audits based on defined standards.

  • Support the development and continuous improvement of OJT training programs and participate on teams developing training plans and OJT programs.

  • During non-training or non-production periods, the technical trainer may be called upon to perform in other capacities such as: continuous improvement of training programs; cross-training of associates; assisting with other training programs; checking for accuracy in controlled documentation; and assisting in developing work instructions, checklists and other training material.

  • Required to work various hours, shifts and weekends.

  • Required to qualify as a Certified OJT Trainer by successfully completing AHP’s Certified Train-the-Trainer Program.

What your background should look like

  • Requires some training in fields such as Engineering, Mechanics or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a four year Bachelor’s Degree program, technical vocational training, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Requires five (5) years of equivalent work experience or combination of experience and education.

  • Previous training experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with preparing repackaging material and equipment for production runs, packaging concepts, practices and procedures is required.

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of blister packaging is essential.

  • Three (3) years of experience in pharmaceutical packaging, maintenance or other cGMP regulated industry preferred.

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing/packaging

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of departmental processes and procedures

  • Ability to simplify complex tasks

  • Effectively and efficiently communicate instructions, express ideas and answer questions within a group or one-on-one setting

  • Communicates with respect, listens effectively, reduces conflict and solicits participation/feedback of others when obtaining information or completing tasks

  • Demonstrates interest in training and a commitment to accomplishing the requirements of the OJT process

  • Carefully observes performance on individual tasks and shares these observations in a non-threatening manner

  • Exhibits a willingness to share knowledge and information

  • Communicates and disseminates experience, knowledge and tips to other associates.

  • Possess a positive attitude with respect to working with others, dealing with change and in supporting the organization’s goals

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: Amerisource Health Services, LLC

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.