Collision Repair Trainer - Minneapolis

Company: Gerber Collision & Glass

WELCOME TO GERBER COLLISION & GLASS
 
Our Team Members Drive Us! Gerber Collision & Glass is one of the largest collision repair companies in North America. With $2+ billion in sales, over 800 locations and growing, our 10,000+ team members across the United States and Canada are passionate about delivering our goal to WOW Every Customer and Be the Best! 
 
We invite you to join our team. Gerber offers a great place to launch and grow careers. As we continue to grow, we have endless opportunities for you to grow with us. 
 
Gerber Collision & Glass recognizes, values and welcomes all applicants with unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.
 

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers technical training, including I-CAR courses and Gerber Accredited training courses in the assigned area of responsibility.

  • Visits repair centers to assess technical capabilities, including individual technician’s knowledge, skills and abilities, through observation, experience, and dialogue.

  • Provides coaching to technicians regarding the application of technical skills and building efficiencies in the repair process.

  • Works with technicians, repair center general managers, and market leaders to proactively recommend classes, including I-CAR, and others, that can help technicians improve their knowledge, skills and efficiency..

  • Review and coach for full compliance on our QC processes, including OEM repair instructions. .

  • Assesses the capabilities of the repair centers in the assigned area of responsibility to deliver complete and safe repairs by maintaining the proper collision repair tools and equipment.  Provides documented feedback to the location, market and regional leadership when tools and equipment need to be upgraded or repaired.

  • Assists in the development of technician trainees by working hands on with technician trainees as they progress through Gerber’s standardized technician development program.

  • Develops and improves technical training clinics to teach collision repair skills.  Works with the other technical trainers to ensure that a consistent message is being delivered across the network of repair centers.

  • Keeps current on the latest advancements in collision repair processes and techniques and is able to deliver a wide range of I-CAR and other appropriate training. 

  • Works as an active member of the technical training team and supports overall training initiatives such as the sustainable implementation of the WOW Operating Way.

  • Completes and retains all training documentation, including class sign in sheets, I-CAR documentation and training evaluations.

  • Follows all company policies with regard to expense control and expense documentation and properly maintains company assets, including trainer’s tools and the company vehicle.

  • Attends required continuing professional education.

Background Profile or General Requirements:

  • Completed course of studies at a post-secondary school preferred; must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • I-CAR instructor certification (including welding certifications) strongly preferred.  If a candidate is not a certified I-CAR instructor, the candidate must be willing and able to be qualified to be an I-CAR instructor.

  • At least 7 years of experience working in the collision repair industry.

  • At least 2 years of experience delivering training is preferred.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • High level of independently planning and organizing work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to communicate, motivate and cooperate with all levels of staff.

  • Knowledge of computer applications, including the Internet, Google platform, and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the company’s auto liability insurance policies.

  • Must be able to travel up to 35%, including some overnight travel

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.

  • Ability to communicate, motivate and cooperate with all levels of staff.

  • High level of independent planning and organizing work with minimal supervision.

  • Attends any training classes required to assist the role

  • Computer knowledge or willing to take training to become proficient in the following:

    • Completion and creation of spreadsheets

    • Email etiquette

    • Google hangout/meet-other platforms video calls

    • Drive file system

    • Google slides

    • Document creation and editing

Reporting Relationship:

The Technical Trainer will report directly to the Manager Technical Training, with strong relationship with TDP Training Supervisor 

Travel expectations:

  • This role will be highly mobile, possibly requiring overnight travel 3 days every other week.

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Benefits That Drive Your Success
Gerber offers the comprehensive benefits you expect from an industry leader, including:

  • Competitive Pay Plans
  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Employer Paid Short-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

Gerber Collision & Glass is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status, or any other consideration, prohibited by law or by contract.

About Us
Gerber Collision & Glass has been WOWing customers with our collision repair services for over 80 years. Please visit gerbercareers.com to learn more about our company.