Production Training Specialist - 1st Shift (M-F 5:30am-2:00pm)

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Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Colder Products Company (CPC) is the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings, fittings and connectors for plastic tubing. At CPC, we believe that fluid handling should be safe and easy. We engineer our connection solutions to improve the overall functionality and design of  equipment and processes for the life sciences, industrial, and chemical handling markets. Special features of our products include precise hose barbs for superior grip, built-in shutoff valves for preventing spills, and easy-to-use, push-button thumb latches for quick connecting and disconnecting. CPC is a Dover company based in St. Paul with global offices and operations in Europe and Asia. Do you want to share your passion for collaboration and dedication to customers? Are you looking for your next challenge? Join us in partnering with our customers to create the best connections in the world.


The Production Training Specialist, with supervision and guidance, will be responsible for ensuring development and completion of on-going employee training for roles within production. This role is crucial in ensuring that employees are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their tasks efficiently and in compliance with quality standards.



  • Resolve current and future employee training needs, assess, and improve training materials, and directly lead training sessions with employees on site.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Human Resources, Quality and Management to identify training needs, and collaborate on individual employee training plans.
  • Establish processes and tools to maintain current employee training records, skills matrices, and training plans, with a focus on electronic/digital management.
  • Support new hire on boarding and orientation. 
  • Provide trainee evaluations throughout the training program based on operator, trainer, and staff evaluations.
  • Support cross training targets/initiatives working closely with supervisors and team leads to coordinate training to support production.
  • Train production staff on new equipment, safety protocols and compliance requirements to maintain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.
  • Perform inventory transactions within the manufacturing systems, including cycle counting.
  • Coordinate with various departments, such as procurement and logistics, to ensure timely availability of raw material.
  • Ensure that all necessary raw materials, components, and consumables are available when they’re needed.
  • Perform necessary material handling functions (including but not limited to ordering material, kanban maintenance, putting away material).
  • Collaborate with VMI personnel to ensure consumable item levels are maintained consistently.
  • Support continuous improvement activities to implement standard methodologies and training.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • 4+ years’ experience in a production/manufacturing environment in a production lead, process technician, training and development role or similar.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with external and internal personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and decision-making abilities. 
  • Effective and professional communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to exercise influence without authority.  
  • Be well organized and capable of leading numerous challenging priorities. 
  • Ability to be proactive, follow up and follow through around regular activities along with future projects. 
  • Be able to use good judgement and build rapport with cross functional teams. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • 2 years’ experience as a production supervisor or similar production leadership role.
  • Ability to think strategically, envision future states and inspire change. 


CPC Culture
Here are CPC, we are committed to respecting and valuing people, collaborating, and having high ethical standards. We have a passion for creating the best connections in the world.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting and empowering new team members. Our team has a wide range of experience levels and tenures. We are focused on building an environment that supports knowledge-sharing and mentorship.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. Finding the right balance between your personal and professional life is important. We offer a Monday-Friday schedule. Our business hours are from 8am-4:30pm. We also provide paid holidays and PTO.


We are an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Industrial, Procurement, Training, Engineer, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering

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