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Training Coordinator



Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to serve society with superior quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

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Position Summary

The Production Trainer Coordinator is responsible for delivering training to new and existing production operators in all aspects of production, maintaining records of all training including documents and updates, implementing new training procedures, assisting in the development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), assuring safety in the workplace, and adherence to our Quality System, providing hands-on work in both assembly and machining areas in addition to developing training materials and utilizing multiple forms of training media. The ideal candidate understands what adult learners need to succeed. They can build an engaging, dynamic learning curriculum that connects with learners and understand how to implement these programs successfully. The person must have strong project management skills and can prioritize multiple projects while understanding the big picture of where training modules fit within the larger education strategy. This person will communicate easily with learners and is comfortable with technology and is always looking for new tools, systems, and methods to push learning forward.



  • Work closely with the Training Manager and the Process Specialists to develop content for existing & new production processes that are practical, and interactive which deliver an ROI.
  • Providing quality training material that meets specific requested requirements, including program design, training the trainer support, and evaluation techniques.
  • Promoting and expanding learning and development opportunities across the technology, maintenance, production, and quality departments.
  • Be proactive and possess research skills, resolve issues, and drive training initiatives independently or within a team environment.
  • Assist in analyzing processes and data to determine training needs and develop materials.
  • Provide in-depth training reports and track the progress of training or related projects.
  • Help develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of training activities.
  • Develop training materials.
  • Document training events.
  • Compile and publish training metrics.
  • Works in conjunction with the technology, maintenance, production, and quality departments.
  • Attends regular management meetings as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Ability to take abstract concepts and create meaningful and effective training solutions.
  • Basic Content creation experience (experience with authoring software). Can train expertise but basic skills will be required.
  • Excellent program and project management skills
  • Must be highly collaborative with both Training Manager and Process Specialists.
  • Excellent written and visual communication skills are required.
  • Must be technically savvy.
  • Strong creativity skills.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

• At least 3 years of experience training in a manufacturing environment.

• Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

• Experience delivering technical training sessions.

• Experience developing training materials, including presentations.

• Experience creating group training session records.

• Experience compiling and publishing training metrics.

• Demonstrated communication and presentation skills.

• Demonstrated attention to detail, organization, and time management skills.

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Ability to work different shifts for months at a time to train employees working on each shift.

• Creating, implementing, and communicating large-scale learning curriculum across a variety of topics

• Preferred experience with authoring software including Articulate 360 and Camtasia.

• Preferred experience with Adobe Creative Cloud systems

• Preferred experience working within and Learning Management System (LMS) including uploading and administrative responsibilities.

• Strong Written and Visual communication required.


High school diploma or 5 years of equivalent experience required. Some college experience or associate degree/certificate preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, in all units of measure, whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to work rotating shifts, including some weekends and holidays.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Minimum Qualifications

Relevant experience and education required

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.