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Technical Trainer


Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Purpose of Role

The Maintenance Training Tech will have a strong passion for ensuring associates have the training necessary to proficiently perform in their roles by developing and coordinating training activities for new, apprentice, and existing maintenance associates and assisting in the technical development of other team members as needed. This role must have strong influencing and planning skills. The Maintenance Training Tech must be knowledgeable in current maintenance techniques and technologies and maintain awareness in new technologies and techniques. This role must also have strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate across varied roles and functions.


Principle Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain training matrix for the maintenance department
  • Develop and deliver training
    • To Maintenance team members
    • To Operations as needed
    • Trainers
    • Coaches
    • Self-development
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule training and qualification activities that add value to the business and adhere to regulatory requirements in alignment with production and maintenance schedules
    • Internally
    • Through manufactures/vendors
    • Through local education providers
    • Through other means (such as online)
  • Maintain and manage documentation
    • All training records
    • Maintenance Library
    • Share point
  • Act as a key contact for operations
    • Autonomous maintenance education
    • Technical training needs
  • Manage Key Performance Indicators
    • Training Hours per Technician
    • Percent of Technicians Assessed
  • Purchase and control in alignment with budget
    • Materials
    • Tools
    • Displays
    • Programs
  • Become SAP PM functional expert for site within 1-year


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of hands-on technician/skilled trades experience or Associates degree in a technical discipline related to industrial maintenance
  • 1+ years of experience in an educator or training capacity
  • Advanced Computer Skills (MS Office)
  • CMMS experience
  • Must be able to hear, speak, read, and write clearly in English
  • Successful completion of a drug screen and background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or educational discipline related to industrial maintenance
  • Proven experience as an instructor in both classroom and field training
  • Industrial Manufacturing experience
  • SAP PM experience



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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