Quality Control Trainer/Coach

Purpose:   The QC MFG Coach is responsible for reinforcing training material and best practices.  Mentoring/training new hires on Quality Control processes, as well as coaching existing staff. This position will work with all Manufacturing associates with the goal of driving efficiency improvements through consistent training, knowledge transfer, and follow-up.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Will be accountable for taking each new staff member through the entire Quality Control department curriculum, teaching the basics of the QC inspections, vocabulary, and working with them on their first days on equipment.
  • This person will be responsible for following up on trainees ensuring best practice is being followed.  
  • Will understand how to execute all QC processes adidas Indy offers.
  • Ensure all training documentation regarding best practices, safety protocol, and new hire orientation is current.
  • Maintain clear documentation on associate trends including initial training sessions and follow up sessions
  • Conduct group demonstrations on the manufacturing floor regarding new processes, training updates, and new hire orientations.
  • Research industry trends/innovations and communicate to Mgmt. where applicable
  • Maintain consistent communication with internal R&D regarding new processes garment types and/or products.
  • Translate standards/pay variables to ensure associates understand how efficiencies are calculated.
  • Become proficient following all adidas Indy QC expectations and processes.
  • Train all new employees on QC level production and best practices ensuring the ability to meet adidas quality standards.
  • Responsible for continuous development of skills and techniques with existing employees, specifically lower performing associates.
  • Lead/track coaching sessions and clearly communicate progress with QC management.
  • Will give directives on changes made in our process, new techniques and important troubleshooting notes to the lead trainer and training operators on all shifts.
  • Support and participate in creating a 6S culture. Ensuring all 6S/ lean manufacturing principles are being followed and sustained.
  • Will be expected to cross-train and learn other MFG related operations to support seasonal demand of training.
  • Attend re-occurring QC and or production related meetings.
    Key Relationships: 
  • Training Manager
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Quality Control Supervisors
  • New Hires
  • QC/Manufacturing associates
  • Manufacturing Sr. Management
  • Engineering
  • Production Art/R&D
  • Reduce turnover to 20%
  • Reduce reject rate
  • Reduce unidentified rejects by 50%
  • Unified training program across a 24/7 business


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong computer skills including Power point, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to track and document results.
  • Ability to interpret and translate data to the production floor.
  • Ability to learn the operation of production equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both from an individual and group standpoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written in English
  • Must maintain a high level of professionalism and the ability to maintain a high level of
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma, college degree preferred
  • Demonstrable experience in leading teams and/or training personnel.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Quality Control Trainer/Coach

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Indianapolis
TEAM:  Production
State:  IN
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  223453