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Manufacturing Trainer

Hazel Park - Michigan - USA

May 26, 2023

Full time


The Manufacturing Trainer is responsible for delivering technical and tactical training of hourly product and non-product builders (production team members). This includes classroom instruction, field instruction, and administering assessments. This position is also involved in the creation and implementation of curriculums. Principally, this role will deliver, coordinate, certify and document training for employees.

About us

BorgWarner is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. We are a company of innovators and independent thinkers that brings together talented employees, meaningful work, and amazing technology in a unique environment. At BorgWarner we constantly work towards our vision of a clean and energy-efficient world.

Our Culture

We believe health and safety of our employees are a top priority, we care about our local communities and the global environment. BorgWarner promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive environment, honors integrity, strives for excellence, commits to responsibility for our communities and the environment, and builds on the power of collaboration. 

Career Opportunities

We manage talent as seriously as we manage our businesses and encourage you to learn about our proud history, strong culture, technologies and future vision. We offer a strong local presence and interesting global opportunities. Start your future with BorgWarner now!

Job purpose

The Manufacturing Trainer is responsible for delivering technical and tactical training of hourly product and non-product builders (production team members). This includes classroom instruction, field instruction, and administering assessments. This position is also involved in the creation and implementation of curriculums. Principally, this role will deliver, coordinate, certify and document training for employees.

Key responsibilities

Live Training and Events (70%)

  • Conduct classroom and floor training sessions for production team members in various production functions: assembly, machining, logistics and other hourly support groups
  • Drive employment success by serving as a mentor/coach of current employees during execution of training plan
  • Use judgment and analytical methods to assess competency level of trainees, this may include oral, written and demonstration assessments
  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance
  • Provide support to Manufacturing Operations in completion of site training objectives and goals; Collaborate with operations to create effective user-focused work instructions, and other training materials as needed to support manufacturing training efforts
  • Produce training materials for in-house courses as appropriate; Amend and revise materials as necessary
  • Identify and assess training needs of operations staff by conferring with leadership

Administration (20%)

  • Track training plantwide, inclusive of annual and mandatory training; maintain training matrices and records
  • Coordinate and maintain training materials as a result of process or work instruction updates
  • Establish consistent documentation practices across operations, audit documentation to ensure compliance
  • Ensure that each area has training materials completed, review and update periodically
  • Coordinate, schedule and conduct technical training for new hires and current employees in the operations areas
  • Organize the training, including: review the list of participants, distribution of materials and training, monitor trainee in training, support OJT trainers in training
  • Adhere to quality and safety standards within the department
  • Adhere to company policies and operational procedures
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned

Special Projects (10%)

  • Coordinate and facilitate information sessions and tours with BorgWarner partners (e.g. technical colleges and governmental agencies)
  • May serve in various internal company committees (Safety, Culture, Etc.)
  • Other projects as assigned

Safety and Physical Requirements:

  • All employees are responsible for knowing, understanding and complying with the safety policies and procedures
  • Wear PPE when appropriate in designated campus areas
  • Lifting shoulder high up to 35 lbs. on occasion

What we’re looking for

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school or more is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing production experience required; Automotive experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and Outlook products
  • Ability to stand, sit and walk on a daily basis in classroom and manufacturing floor environment for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate effectively inclusive of public speaking before large audiences
  • Good listening skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with an extreme focus on confidentiality, integrity and safety
  • Must have great people skills and have the ability to foster a learning environment with a diverse group of students
  • Treats others with courtesy and respect
  • Works cooperatively or independently and inspires a team effort with all
  • Ability to communicate well in a busy work environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Teaching and facilitation skills
  • Ability to determine training objectives
  • Organizing and coordinating skills
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training plans, curricula, and methodology
  • Skill in preparing instructional aids and plans
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and able to perform basic office and computer work for extended periods of time

What we believe

  • Inclusion-We value diversity in people, ideas, and experiences.
  • Integrity- We believe in transparency, authenticity, and depend on each other to deliver what we promise.
  •  Excellence- We contribute to our developments by seeking knowledge and sharing information.
  •  Responsibility- We care about our local communities and the global environment.
  • Collaboration- We are one BorgWarner.


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Visa Sponsorship

BorgWarner does provide sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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