Plant Trainer

Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Richfield, ID, US, 83349

Company: Glanbia

Plant Trainer

Job Description – November 2023

Supervisor’s Title:             Production Manager

Department:                        Production

Location:                              Richfield Whey Plant

Exempt Status:                   Hourly


Job Summary

Lead the training program for the Richfield Whey Plant. 



Essential Functions

  • Audit and track training system performances
  • Coach operators on correct procedures
  • Coach operators on correct food safety, quality, regulatory and employee safety practices
  • Perform Root Cause investigation and follow through for training related problems
  • Conduct training of staff and new hires
  • Assign and report on Alchemy training completion
  • Assist plant management in projects as assigned
  • Ensure plant meets, and employees follow current GMP and SQF standards
  • Present training to operations group on a regular basis
  • Work in accordance with Glanbia core values
  • Create, modify, and train out documents including SOPs, SWIs, and OPLs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Additional Functions

  • Regular and timely attendance required.  Hours will be primarily M-F days.  Night, weekend and overtime work will occasionally be required.



  • Requires prior experience and knowledge of training in dairy or food processing facility
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability
  • Desire to grow with the company
  • Willingness to present training in front of groups of coworkers
  • Effective communicator through excellent people and leadership skills
  • Willingness to work night shifts and weekends


  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to operate (or learn to operate) necessary equipment
  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality
  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed
  • Ability to read and write instructions in English
  • Knowledge of the use of software for food processing equipment such as ignition



Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands


The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Requirements


  • Frequently (25-50%) stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.  Work in hot, humid environment. 
  • Occasionally (15-30%) lift and/or move 26 to 60 lbs, work with hands to connect pipes, valves.
  • Occasionally (0-25%) sit, operator computer
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision,  ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to ___85+______ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.
  • Temperature conditions of working areas range from 40 to 110 degrees


Travel Requirements



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


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