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Training Advisor

Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: Kelso, NSW, AU, 2795

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precioius resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work with us. 


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role


  • Exciting Regional role based in Kelso and across our Bathurst site
  • Drive and support our dynamic training programs
  • Provide coaching and build capability

What will you do


  • Implementing and maintaining compliance of the Simplot Learning Management System 
  • Assisting in the development of job training requirements - Learning Needs Analysis
  • Identifying gap-analysis of personnel training requirements against Learning Needs Analysis
  • Auditing and reporting on training activities and progress within the Site
  • Maintaining training records
  • Managing Site Learning Schedule (Calendar)
  • Supporting Team Leaders and On-Job Trainers with Simplot Work System (including Train-the-Trainer)
  • Coordinating external training providers as required to deliver compliance training requirements
  • Identifying opportunities to continuously improve our Learning Management System to build and enhance capability, reduce waste, and best support the Site.  


This is a fantastic opportunity to provide operational training support to our regional manufacturing sites, to build and enhance the capability of individuals, teams and our operations.  Reporting into the Learning and Development Manager – Supply Chain Operations, this role will ensure compliance of systems and processes to maintain and improve safety, quality, and cost performance.

About you


  • You will be team orientated and demonstrate the confidence to lead by example, hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in operational training in line with the Simplot values.
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or degree qualified in a related discipline.
  • Recent experience in a similar role ideally in a manufacturing, mining, or an emergency services environment.
  • Sound knowledge of Adult Learning Principles and practical experience in learning delivery.
  • Ability to quickly and constructively work across disciplines, as well as various departments, and teams.
  • Ability to plan and schedule to meet compliance requirements in line with the Site needs.
  • The ability to engage with team members to understand business needs and prioritise training opportunities to best support the Site and the broader Simplot business.


To be successful in this role, you must have a growth mindset, the ability to influence broadly across the business. Your exceptional customer service skills, coupled with your collaborative approach and strong influencing skills will ensure your success in this role.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now! 

Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at