Continuous Improvement Trainer in Simi Valley, CA at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 10/14/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

This position provides general new hire training and job-specific training to existing employees in the plant.  This position is also responsible for standard work audits, Job Instruction training and audits and remedial training.  This position serves to develop new hires and existing employees through training and is a contributing factor in retention through the on-boarding process.


  • Train new hires in general training related to Milgard Company and Product Knowledge as well as Continuous Improvement tools.
  • Train plant new hires on Milgard product, processes, quality and safe product handling using the Job Instruction (JI) method.
  • Train existing employees on job specific processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrates procedures being taught
  • Provide one-on-one & group training
  • Coordinates training and participates in material updates as necessary.
  • Conduct Standard Work audits and provides corrective feedback to employees, leads and supervisors when required.
  • Make required updates to Standard Work, maintain document control for the official Standard Work documents and provide reports as required.
  • Train new and existing JI Trainers, conducts regular audits of the JI process and maintain records.
  • Reflect Milgard business values and the Milgard Philosophy in all business transactions
  • Manage and maintain in-house Lab training facilities and equipment
  • Lead or Participate in Continuous Improvement activities as required.


  • No supervisory duties


  • 2+ years of experience in custom manufacturing and warehouse processes
  • Training experience and certified JI Trainer preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of excellent customer service


  • High school diploma or GED preferred


  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, leads and employees.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literacy with the ability to learn new computer software programs
  • Strong advocate and proponent of Milgard to new employees.


  • Capable of lifting 20-100 lbs, as needed.


  • Work performed indoors in a climate controlled environment as well as in a warehouse type facility with temperatures subject to normal environmental conditions.
  • Work surfaces are primarily concrete with anti-fatigue mats provided where feasible.  Personnel will stand while performing their respective job functions, for up to 12 hours a day.
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Elevated Noise
  • Hearing protection and safety glasses required, additional safety equipment provided based on specific job.

    Milgard does not tolerate discrimination of any type, and offers equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, natural origin, age, disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other considerations made unlawful by Federal, State or local laws.  We believe in providing eligible and qualified employees with opportunities to advance.  Milgard is an at-will employer.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Milgard (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Milgard is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

E-Verify Participation Poster: English & Spanish
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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.


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