Transportation Training Supervisor in Clifton Park NY

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Transportation Training Supervisor
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Clifton Park NY
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Job Types:
Logistics Management, Training, Transportation Analyst/Mgr.

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The Training Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the entirety of the transportation training (classroom, on-the-job, train the trainer, etc.), with emphasis on new-hire first 90 days training, and drives the onboarding process for Drivers. The Training Supervisor contributes to the continuous improvement of learning and development and ongoing engagement for new and tenured Drivers through the implementation of learning and performance solutions (feedback, coaching, mentorship programs) within Transportation Operations and partnerships with corporate subject matter experts (SME).
In conjunction with Transportation Supervisors and Managers, this role supervises new hires during multi-week training and is responsible for assimilating, onboarding and assessing new and existing talent. The Training Supervisor conducts employee training needs analysis and identifies opportunities to improve Transportation safety, productivity, and retention, using observations, data and analytics, and feedback.

Onsite:\tThe work is completed 100% onsite at an assigned location.


  • Owns all transportation training for new and tenured Drivers, with emphasis on the first 90 days of Driver training
  • Supervises a team of new hires during multi-week training during onboarding period (first 90 days) as measured by various indicators (productivity, quality, reliability, safety, culture integration, job knowledge).
  • Administers and coordinates all aspects of onboarding and training including scheduling resources, conducting classroom training, performing observations, acting as SME on process and milestones, etc.
  • Provides actionable performance and behavioral feedback and coaching in classroom and on the job environments.
  • Facilitates mentoring of new drivers to drive engagement through the onboarding process.
  • Analyzes and tracks associate performance 30/60/90 days out of new hire training to ensure performance expectations are met.
  • Collects data to determine effectiveness, retention and sustainability of training for the continuous improvement of the program.
  • Serves as a point of contact and collaborator for corporate SME (Operations Excellence Team).
  • Ensures individual drivers and the entire shift are following preferred methods and meeting rates.
  • Partners with Supervisors and Managers to regularly check progress and performance of new and tenured drivers to uncover coaching opportunities and identify steps to improve performance.
  • Reports out performance and retention data to Vice President regularly and provides training recommendations and strategies based on trends.
  • May consult in the interview, hire, performance review, discipline and termination process in collaboration with the Transportation Supervisor and Manager to ensure all training needs are aligned, relevant, and delivered as expected (as needed).
  • Regularly inspects facility for safety hazards and either resolves them or reports them to the safety manager as appropriate. Jointly accountable (with transportation leadership) for maintaining the physical condition of the warehouse and its equipment.

Education/Training :

High School diploma or equivalent required. College degree strongly preferred.

Related Experience/Requirements:

A minimum of five years of experience in transportation required with 2 years of direct supervision in transportation operations preferred. Training experience preferred, not required.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

Able to interpret financial and operational data; Basic computer skills; familiarity with inventory control, OSHA, HAACP and other regulatory requirements; Strong leadership, communication and people development skills; broad knowledge of warehouse operations, methods and procedures.

Knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Word required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access preferred.

Ability to frequently lift from 10 - 100 lbs.

Availability/Travel Requirements :

Must be available to work during segments of night shift and flexible with working hours. Must be willing to travel.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to perform the following physical activities for described length of time, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

FREQUENTLY: 34% - 66%
CONTINUOUSLY: 67% - 100%
Never: 0%
1. SIT Occasionally
2. STAND Continuously
3. WALK Occasionally
4. DRIVE Continuously
1. 1-10 lbs. (Sedentary) Occasionally
2. 10-20 lbs. (Light) Frequently
3. 25-50 lbs. (Medium) Frequently
4. 50-100 lbs. (Heavy) Frequently
5. Over 100 lbs. (Very Heavy) Never
1. 1-10 lbs. (Sedentary) Occasionally
2. 10-20 lbs. (Light) Occasionally
3. 25-50 lbs. (Medium) Occasionally
4. 50-100 lbs. (Heavy) Occasionally
5. Over 100 lbs. (Very Heavy) Never
1. Push/pull Frequently
2. Climb/balance Frequently
3. Stoop/squat Frequently
4. Kneel/bend Frequently
5. Bend Frequently
6. Reach above shoulder Occasionally
7. Grasp objects Continuously
8. Manipulate objects Frequently


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