Technical Trainer

Date Posted: Nov 11, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
Start Date: Dec 02, 2019

Salary From: 60K To 65K
Province: British Columbia
City: Burnaby
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Business
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

William F. White International Inc.
Who are we?
Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada's oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment. We service productions of all sizes from coast to coast and have the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances.  We are a Canadian owned and operated organization with offices spread across the country.

Why do you want to work with us?
We strive to provide an engaging work environment through competitive base salaries and a group benefits package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, long term disability, matching group RRSP plan, and a company wide profit-sharing program. We provide industry leading training initiatives, opportunities for internal advancement, staff events such as BBQ’s, boat cruises and holiday parties, free onsite parking, employee engagement surveys and a tuition reimbursement program amongst other things. Our long staff tenure is reflective of the efforts we put in to attracting and retaining the best talent. We support and encourage ambition and recognize and appreciate talent.

Job Description

What opportunities do we currently have?
We currently have an opening for the position of Technical Trainer. This position is located in our Whites Vancouver office and reports to the National Manager, Education and Training. The role of Technical Trainer, Education and Training Department is a full-time permanent position. The primary responsibility of this role is to provide product knowledge and technical skills training to the staff of William F. White International.  Key focus is to be placed on training staff who work in the Lighting, Grip, Cable/Distro, and Fabrics Departments. 
Key responsibilities include facilitation/teaching of the Lighting & Grip Warehouse Associate Training Curriculum, coordination of training modules and product knowledge sessions, and maintenance of internal records of training.  The Technical Trainer works in collaboration with various department supervisors and operations managers to ensure specific performance objectives are attained through application of the organization’s internal training programs.
The main duties of the Technical Trainer are as follows:
  • Facilitation/Teaching of the Lighting & Grip Warehouse Associate Training Curriculum: 
    • Teaching film equipment product knowledge sessions
    • Teaching technical skills related to the use of lighting and grip equipment
    • Coordination of employee mentorship component
    • Conduct evaluations ensuring staff are compliant with operational procedures, processes, achieving accuracy in shipping and receiving of equipment
    • Completion of training records
    • Facilitate balance between formal and informal learning experiences
  • Coordinate and/or administer health and safety training for William F. White International:
    • Forklift Operator
    • Fall Arrest/Working at Heights
    • Driver Training Courses
    • First Aid Level 1 and Level 2
    • Joint Health and Safety Committee
    • WHMIS
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    • General Health and Safety Catch-All Sessions
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate/teach Staff Learning Sessions
  • Willingness and ability to follow-through at learning new technical skills, verify new KSAs obtained, and teach those skill sets to WFW employees
  • Abide by all provincial guidelines, company policies, and employ best practices toward health and safety in the workplace
  • Responsible for the preparation, collection, and filing of corporate training records and liaising with the Toronto Administrative Assistant
  • Aid the National Manager, Education and Training with the coordination of national training initiatives as required
  • Other department duties as required 


  • 5+ years’ experience teaching adults in an educational context and/or an aptitude and sensibility for teaching is required
  • Previous experience working on film, television, commercial sets and/or working for a rental house in the film/television industry
  • Understanding of adult learning theory preferred
  • Excellent product knowledge of lighting and grip equipment used in the film/television industry
  • Knowledgeable on how to use lighting and grip equipment on set preferred
  • Experience with health and safety issues in the workplace and/or onset environment
  • Comfortable with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be comfortable working in a warehouse environment and performing manual labour
  • Must be able to lift to 40lbs
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, and professional workplace attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with a continuous learning mindset
  • Forklift Operator License is considered an asset
  • Fall Arrest/Working at Heights Certification is considered an asset
  • Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) Certification is considered an asset 

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position and joining our expanding and exciting company, please forward your resume to for consideration. All applications will be considered, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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