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Training Manager


Danville, VA, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-VA-DANVILLE-PLT-0126-2198   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Heather Rodriguez  
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 




About the Position

This position provides direction and leadership for the plant hourly education and training effort to ensure that all manufacturing associates have the competencies required to meet customer and government requirements and continuous improvement in every manufacturing performance indicator. This position is accountable for the management and/or coordination for the hourly training processes and systems which meet prescribed training guidelines.  This position is key to the implementation and measurement of key intervention strategies which allow the plant to achieve its performance objectives. The incumbent plays a key role in assessing local competency gaps and helps to define measures for remediation of these gaps.


Primary Responsibilities

  •  Lead and manage the hourly plant training function.
  • Assists in developing annual plant hourly training plan.
  • Identify and organize resources to implement hourly training plans.
  • Participates in auditing plant hourly training function performance against training guidelines. Advise plant leadership on matters related to floor education and training.
  • Oversee and use plant hourly training systems.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, curriculum design and development or OD related field preferred. 
  • MBA or Masters in training and education preferred.
  • 5 years manufacturing experience.
  • 2-5 years' experience in training facilitation for hourly and salary staff.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in curriculum design and development writing of objectives based training guidelines and the creation of tools.
  • 3-5 years' experience managing the functions of planning training, scheduling, tracking evaluation, reporting at a mid-sized company or 1-2 years at a large company.

    2-5 years’ experience conducting gap analysis and proposing solutions for countermeasures


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Competent in technology utilized in training industry.
  • Ability to recommend learning and development interventions after analysis of problem and consideration of alternative solutions.
  • Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form utilizing required technologies.
  • Ability to design and implement systems to track training and the associated costs.
  • Must stay current on industry trends in learning and development to meet the needs of cross-generational associate learning.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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